Pre-placement Requirements

Clinical Placement labs and simulations: To ensure students are fully prepared for clinical placements, students will have the opportunity to practice and learn skills at UNE’s Clinical Placement labs and simulations. Simulations and Clinical labs enable our students to learn and demonstrate, decision-making, critical thinking, effective communication, efficient teamwork, experiential learning and much more.

Pre-placement requirements

Students are advised to commence the following Health requirements as soon as the letter of offer has been received.

Basic Life support and Manual Handling Course

Completion of the UNE approved Basic life support and Manual Handling course.

UNE Nursing Uniform and Protective glasses

UNE Nursing Uniform and protective glasses can be purchased through campus essentials.

NSW Working With Children Check

Provide a current NSW Working With Children Check

UNE ID badge

UNE ID badge: issued by UNE Security

UNE Student Declaration Form

Completed via the student placement system InPlace made available to students upon enrolment.

NSW Ministry of Health Requirements


Immunisations and TB screening  As per NSW Health policy directive

Criminal History Check:

Domestic Students: Students may apply for a NSW Health Police Check, Australian Federal Police Check or via an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission approved  broker. .

International Students: Police Check from home country AND a  NSW Health Police Check, Australian Federal Police Check or via an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission approved  broker.

* Health requirements must be completed by week nine first trimester of enrolment

*For further details, please refer to the Incoming Student Document Checklist.

Travel expenses
  • Transport to and from the location of each the facility. This will require a budget for fuel or public transportation to the facility from the student’s place of residence.
  • Transport to and from the facility and accommodation. Students who have a car may like to consider sharing fuel costs with other students. If students do not have their transport, they will need to budget to purchase bus or train tickets for the duration of the placement. In some regional areas, a taxi may be required for travel to the facility on a morning shift or home on a late shift. Students are advised that many health facilities will have onsite parking at a cost- prices will vary.
  • All accommodation including onsite facility accommodation (if available) will be provided to students at a cost. This cost of the accommodation options available will vary between towns. Students are reminded that accommodation provided onsite by a facility is only for the student who is approved to attend a placement at that time. Students wishing to share accommodation with family friends or other students will need to book appropriate accommodation elsewhere.
  • Students will need to consider dietary requirements. Meals are not provided to students in health facilities. Some health facilities do have cafeterias and other facilities for students to purchase meals.
IT Facilities
  • Access to internet facilities maybe limited in some health facilities. Students are advised that they may need to purchase a data plan before attending the placement. This is vital as clinical placement attendance is not a reason for not submitting assignments or engaging in online work.