Additional requirements

Students in particular courses will need to satisfy additional pre-placement requirements. These are outlined below for each course.

In addition, some individual placements will require extra pre-placement tasks. These tasks will be either communicated to you directly or listed in your Sonia portal on the Checks tab.

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Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

  • Master of Clinical Audiology

    All students in the Master of Clinical Audiology are required to successfully complete the 'Student Health Practitioner Modules' in the 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene online course.

    Students should scan and email a copy of their Hand Hygiene certificates to the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology prior to the conclusion of Week 4, Semester 1. Students must also be able to produce all pre-placement documentation for sighting by the placement provider on request.

  • Master of Speech Pathology

    No course-specific requirements apply for this program.

    Students must be able to produce all pre-placement documentation for sighting by the placement provider on request.

Department of Nursing

  • Master of Nursing Science

    All students in the Master of Nursing Science are required to:

    • Successfully complete an approved first aid course (see requirements below)
    • Complete the Fitness for Practice Declaration
    • Complete the 'Student Health Practitioner Modules' in the 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene online course
    • Complete an online course for 'Manual Handling for Health Care Workers' (further details can be found on the LMS)

    Students are required to satisfy each of these requirements prior to the commencement of professional experience placement, no later than the end of Week 6, Semester 1. Students will need to upload documentation to Sonia under the Checks tab.

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    Students must also be able to produce all documentation for sighting by the placement provider on request.

    First Aid

    First Aid training can be completed by any approved provider in Australia or overseas.

    Australian First Aid Training

    Students must have completed, within the last three years, a HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course (or equivalent) by a registered training organisation. Organisations can be checked to see if they provide National Recognised Training at training.gov.au.

    1. Search for the Organisation name or RTO number (de-select "Include RTOs not currently registered")
    2. Check for the course code (eg HLTAID003) under the Scope tab, Units of Competency.

    Overseas First Aid Training

    The following overseas training courses have been assessed and deemed equivalent to HLTAID003 Provide First Aid in Australia. Students who wish to submit completion certificates from a different course should do so early to allow time for the course to be assessed by the Department of Physiotherapy.

    Canada Students should complete both Standard First Aid and Level C CPR/AED. Approved providers are St John Ambulance, Red Cross or Lifesaving Society.
    Hong Kong Student should complete the St John First Aid Certificate Course (30 hours covering first aid and CPR in adults and infants).
    New Zealand Student should complete either Comprehensive First Aid (Red Cross) or First Aid Level 2 (St John).
    Singapore Students should complete both Standard First Aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support Course (both provided by Singapore Red Cross).

Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences

  • Doctor of Optometry

    All students in the Doctor of Optometry are required to successfully complete a Provide First Aid (HLTAID003). Students should scan and email a copy of their certificate to the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences before the commencement of third year.

Department of Physiotherapy

  • Doctor of Physiotherapy

    All students in the Doctor of Physiotherapy are required to successfully complete the 'Student Health Practitioner Modules' online course (this must be done annually). Go to the Hand Hygiene Australia website and select "Online Learning" and "Complete a Module" from the top menu bar. Register your details (free) and select "Student Health Practitioners Module".

    The certificate must be printed and taken on your first day of clinical placement. If you do not present your certificate on the first day, your placement provider may not allow you to undertake your placement.

    Please contact the Clinical Placement Officer for further details.

Department of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work

    No course-specific requirements apply for this program.

Melbourne Dental School

  • Bachelor of Oral Health

    All students in the Bachelor of Oral Health must obtain and submit an appropriate First Aid Certificate within the first 4 weeks of Semester 1 in their first year. Acceptable Australian First Aid courses must be HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or equivalent. Overseas First Aid training will be accepted if the course contains First Aid with CPR.

    To check that your Australian First Aid training is nationally recognised, search for the training organisation name or RTO number at training.gov.au and check for the course code (eg HLTAID003) under the Scope tab, Units of Competency.

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  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry

    All students in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry will be required to undertake first aid training provided by the University during orientation.

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery

    All students in the Doctor of Dental Surgery must obtain and submit an appropriate First Aid Certificate within the first 4 weeks of Semester 1 in their first year. Acceptable Australian First Aid courses must be HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or equivalent. Overseas First Aid training will be accepted if the course contains First Aid with CPR.

    To check that your Australian First Aid training is nationally recognised, search for the training organisation name or RTO number at training.gov.au and check for the course code (eg HLTAID003) under the Scope tab, Units of Competency.

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  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants)

    All students in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants) will be required to undertake first aid training provided by the University during orientation.

Melbourne Medical School

  • Doctor of Medicine

    All new students are required to successfully complete an approved First Aid training course. First Aid training can be completed by any approved provider in Australia or overseas.

    Students are only required to upload evidence of First Aid completion prior to the commencement of their first year of the medical course.  Some placement providers may require evidence of First Aid training in later years of the course however if so, this will be requested directly by clinical school staff.

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    Australian First Aid Training

    Students must have completed, within the last three years, a HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course (or equivalent) by a registered training organisation. Organisations can be checked to see if they provide National Recognised Training at training.gov.au.

    1. Search for the Organisation name or RTO number (de-select "Include RTOs not currently registered")
    2. Check for the course code (eg HLTAID003) under the Scope tab, Units of Competency.

    Overseas First Aid Training

    The following overseas training courses have been assessed and deemed equivalent to HLTAID003 Provide First Aid in Australia. Students who wish to submit completion certificates from a different course should do so early to allow time for the course to be assessed by the Melbourne Medical School.

    Canada Students should complete both Standard First Aid and Level C CPR/AED. Approved providers are St John Ambulance, Red Cross or Lifesaving Society.
    Hong Kong Student should complete the St John First Aid Certificate Course (30 hours covering first aid and CPR in adults and infants).
    New Zealand Student should complete either Comprehensive First Aid (Red Cross) or First Aid Level 2 (St John).
    Singapore Students should complete both Standard First Aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support Course (both provided by Singapore Red Cross).
  • Master of Genetic Counselling

    All students enrolled in the subjects GENP90004 Health Communication Skills 1, GENE90005 Genetic Counselling in the Community and PAED90020 Clinical Practice are required to have registration as a student at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and have University of Melbourne insurance. Please contact the Melbourne Medical School for further information.

  • GENP90017 Immunisation and Travel Health

    All students enrolled in the subject GENP90017 Immunisation and Travel Health are required to successfully complete CPR Training HTLAID001 or equivalent. Students should scan and email their certificate of completion to the Course Coordinator prior to the first day of teaching.

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

  • Master of Public Health

    No course-specific requirements apply for this program.

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)

    No course-specific requirements apply for this program.

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

    No course-specific requirements apply for this program.

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