To be eligible to undertake clinical practice and fulfill 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. Current students are able to access our Clinical Placements Blackboard site for further information and forms. Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:
- Certified copy of National Police Clearance certificate;
- Certified copy of Department of Health (WA) Criminal Screening card;
- 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;
- Certified copy of your Working with Children Check.
Immunisation clearances required
In order to attend clinical practice placements, you must provide evidence of immunity to each of the diseases listed below:
- Hepatitis B;
- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis within the last 10 years.
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. Once received, our process requires that police clearances must be certified and uploaded to our Placements system (Sonia).
Before being permitted to attend clinical placements, students must have evidence of current Hand Hygiene, CPR and Manual Handling certification.