To be eligible to undertake clinical practice and fulfil their duty of care, students are required to complete risk management protocols on commencement of the course and carry out amendments in subsequent semesters, as appropriate. You can download the Pre-Prac checklist as a guide and current students can also refer to the Clinical Placements Blackboard site under Pre-Practicum Preparation for further information and forms.
Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:
- Certificate of National Police Clearance;
- Department of Health (WA) Criminal Screening;
- Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification, courses available via ECU provider;
- Current Manual Handling Certification initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification, courses available via ECU provider;
- Evidence of immunisation status as per the Department of Health schedule;
- MRSA clearance if worked in, or been admitted to, a health facility outside of Western Australia in the 12 months prior to enrolment;
- Working with Children Check.
In order to attend clinical practice placements, you must be appropriately immunised against the diseases listed on our immunisations page.
Before being permitted to attend clinical placements students must have lodged and completed requests for the appropriate background checks. Checks may take up to three months from lodgement to complete and should be submitted during the first week of semester. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate checks that are listed on our police screening and other requirements page.