It is a mandatory requirement that all students who anticipate a clinical placement, in an environment other than a health facility, where children are part of the population, require a National Criminal History Record Check prior to attending a clinical placement.
This is in addition to the other police screening requirements.
Please visit the National criminal history record check website to apply online. A copy of the application is available on the Clinical Placements Blackboard site.
Students are required to display their card clearly at all times whilst on clinical practice. Your national police clearance certificate will be valid across all states including Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, QLD, NT, WA, SA and ACT.
When to apply
Before or early in your first semester.
Note: Students must apply for National Police Certificate (NPC) first and attach to this application. Then there is no additional charge when National Police Clearance (NPC) is attached to the National Criminal History Record Check application if the NPC is less than 12 months old.
Once you have received your clearance please have a copy certified and upload to your Sonia record. The check will remain incomplete until a certified copy is uploaded.
Who can certify this clearance for me?
Please see the link below for a list of alternative organisations accredited with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to provide the National Police Checking Service - all certificates, including digital, must be certified by an authorised person (see link for designated persons)