Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for Nursing and Midwifery in order to be able to undertake clinical placement. Students must advise the School of Nursing and Midwifery if they can no longer meet the inherent requirements at any stage of their course.
Clinical placement experiences are undertaken in blocks of time (i.e. 2, 3, 4 or 6 weeks duration) and must be attended on a full-time basis (i.e. 40 hours per week). Students are expected not to undertake paid employment during a period of full-time professional experience placement, as it is a requirement that students have a sufficient length of breaks between shifts.
Students enrolled in entry-to-practice programs (C33, Y76, J46, I80, L88) will be required to travel to professional experience placements in a variety of health services within the region of the campus they are enrolled and may be required to travel to other regions of Western Australia. Students enrolled in Bunbury campus will be required to travel to Perth for some clinical placements. Students are responsible for any travel and accommodation related costs. Professional experience placements require rostered shifts covering the 24-hour period, inclusive of weekends and public holidays.
Prospective students should carefully consider these requirements prior to applying to enrol in any nursing course leading to eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Students who are unable to fulfil the above expectations should contact their Course Coordinator or Student Equity, Diversity & Disability Services to discuss further.
Reasonable adjustments to clinical placement requirements, as determined by Student Equity, Diversity & Disability Services, may be made subject to agreement of clinical placement providers. Students should be aware that not all adjustments are able to be supported by the clinical placement provider.