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Welcome to SONIA Online - The Sydney School of Health Sciences (Medical Radiation Science) 


Our NSW Health student verification processing partner, Sydney Local Health District, is currently experiencing delays which is causing longer than expected turnaround times between student document submission and NSW Health compliance status updates in ClinConnect. 

Please ensure that you submit the correct documents on time to avoid further delays.


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 

ASMIRT (DR) – Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Membership and Scholarships (DR Only) 

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 
Department of Rural Health - University of Newcastle:   https://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/health-medicine/department-of-rural-health
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 



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.