National Criminal Record Check
NSW Ministry of Health requires all students undertaking clinical placement as part of a health related course to undergo a National Criminal Record Check. The criminal record check must be obtained before a student can attend any clinical placement in a health facility. Students will be provided advice at enrolment and orientation on the process to be followed to obtain a suitable criminal record check, this includes either a National Police Certificate or a Federal Police Certificate If a student's criminal record check indicates convictions it will not necessarily exclude them from a clinical placement. Each situation will be individually assessed confidentially via a risk assessment process with NSW Ministry of Health. In addition to this, overseas students are required to obtain a Police Certificate translated in English from their home country or complete a statutory declaration.
Note that there is a cost associated with obtaining a Criminal Record Check. It is the responsibility of the student to meet this cost. All information related to this can be located on http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/about_us/structure/specialist_operations/forensic_services/criminal_records_section
Child protection legislation enacted in July 2000 requires each student to complete and sign a Prohibited Employment Declaration for each clinical placement. The relevant forms will be provided to you as needed.
For further information on Criminal Record Checks visit Student Clearances for Clinical Placements - NSW Department of Health.
Vaccination against Specific Infectious Diseases
NSW Health also requires students undertaking clinical placement in health facilities to be compliant with certain vaccinations to ensure the safety of both students and patients. This information will be provided at enrolment and orientation.
For further information on compliance with Infectious Diseases requirements please visit http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/publichealth/immunisation/ohs/.
For tuition fee information please see the following:
Domestic - www.uow.edu.au/student/finances/index.html
International - www.uow.edu.au/future/international/apply/fees/