Physiotherapy Clinical Placements - Faculty of Medicine and Health

 The School of Health Sciences Placement Provisions have recently been updated and are available at:


Faculty of Medicine and Health Sydney - School of Health Sciences Placement Provisions 2024


There is a requirement for students to be compliant with NSW Health and School clearances at least 6 weeks prior to scheduled placement commencement dates.


ANNUAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION
The Influenza Vaccination is mandatory for all students who are attending a placement between 1 JUNE AND 30 SEPTEMBER 2024.




HOW TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

 Your updated AIR (Australian Immunisation Register), Vaccination Record Card or Pharmacy Letter/Invoice must include the batch number and be submitted as a PDF with subject line FLU - SIDXXXXXXX
to 
[email protected]

Photographs will not be accepted.


The Student Verification team must verify your documentation before they forward it on to NSW Health to update your ClinConnect student profile which will import to Sonia.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

 

IMPORTANT PLACEMENT VERIFICATION INFORMATION

Our NSW Health student verification processing partner, Sydney Local Health District, has a processing time of 10-15 working days. Expect longer turnaround times between student document submission and NSW Health compliance status updates in ClinConnect.  Ensure that you submit the correct documents at least 3 months prior to placement to avoid impact on your course progression.

Verification is a mandatory requirement, you will be withdrawn from your placement if you are not compliant within 14 days of your placement start date.

 


Verification Information Pack -
https://sydney.edu.au/content/dam/students/documents/nsw-ministry-health-verification-pack.pdf







 Useful Student Links

Scholarships, Grants and Memberships 

HETI – Health Education and Training Institute Grants (Rural placements);  HETI Rural Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship

ACEN – Australian Collaborative Education Network Scholarships

SARRAH – Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health Student Membership

University Scholarships - Domestic Student; International Students; Faculty of Medicine and Health 

University Financial Support – If you experience financial difficulties that impact on your studies, you may be able to apply for financial support. The University has a number of bursaries and interest free loans to assist with essential study and living costs.

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – Professional and confidential psychological and mental health services are free and available through CAPS 

Student Uniforms 

Student Accommodation

HETI Accommodation List

University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) – Covering Central NSW Mid-North Coast (Tamworth, Taree, Armidale, Moree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour); Broken Hill

University Centre of Rural Health (UCRH) – Covering Northern NSW from Grafton to Lismore. Click here for more information

Three Rivers UDRH – For placements within the footprint of Albury, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Temora, Tumut 

Please also see the list of documents on the top right hand of this screen for more accommodation options

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Staff Link IDs:
https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/Placements-Scholarships-Grants/clinical-placements/e-learning-for-studentsLinks to an external site. \

My Health Learning Modules:

https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/Placements-Scholarships-Grants/clinical-placements/my-health-learning-and-mandatory-trainingLinks to an external site. 

If students are unable to access HETI Learning Modules, call the State Wide Service Desk (SWSD) on 1300 28 55 33.

To log into the My Health Learning system and/or to change your password, please follow these steps:

1.            Launch Google Chrome
2.            Clear browsing history
3.            Go to the My Health Learning website (make sure you’re not using a bookmark or favourite as it could be going to a different link)
4.            Enter StaffLink ID
5.            Enter password

If you can’t remember your password, please repeat steps 3 and 4 and then try resetting it via the Forgot Your Password link available on the password entry page.
If that doesn’t work, you will need to call the State-Wide Service Desk on 1300 28 55 33 and ask them to reset it for you.  
If that still doesn’t work, you have probably locked yourself out. Please ask the service desk to reset your security profile.

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Important Privacy Information for Students 

The Placements & Work Integrated Learning team is sometimes asked to provide additional basic information about you to the placement organisation. We usually only provide your name and your student identification number. The purpose of providing additional information is so that if needed, the placement organisation can contact you for important pre-placement communication. You may still be required to present any original compliance documents to the site on the first day of placement. 


The additional information we may be asked to provide about you to placement organisations is: 

·         Your university email address 

·         Your mobile phone number 

·         Your date of birth 

·         If you have a current National Police Certificate (National Criminal Record Check) 

·         Information about your verification status 

·         Your Working with Children Check number or similar information for other state/territories 


We have also been asked to make your contact details available to other students of this faculty, who may be going on a placement in the same organisation as you or in the same rural town. This is to allow the opportunity for you to support each other during the placement period. The contact details we may provide to the other students would be your name, university email address and mobile phone number. 


Some placement organisations may also ask you for your home address. We will not release this information. Unless it is necessary for them to undertake a National Criminal Record Check on you as part of their organisations policy, you are not obliged to provide your home address to them. If a "home" address is needed for any other purpose for the placement, you may use the street address of the faculty, which is: Level 8, Susan Wakil Health Building D18, Western Avenue, The University of Sydney, NSW (New South Wales), 2006. 


Our general communication with you will be via your university email, phone, SMS and other University systems.  


Please note that SMS notifications will only be sent in specific high priority circumstances. No links will be provided via SMS and you will not be asked to provide personal details to us from an SMS. 


We take your privacy and the privacy legislation very seriously. If you do not want the Work Integrated Learning team to provide any or some of this information as indicated above, please notify us via email at [email protected] We will not release any other information about you to the placement organisations or other students without your written permission.