All students enrolled in a School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program have to comply with various program requirements.

These requirements are to be satisfied at all times, from commencement to completion, for participation in fieldwork, observations, visits, and placement activities. This is because many of the courses you study will include contact with the general public. 

UQ has an online system called InPlace to manage program requirements and scheduling of activities. Please upload your completed documentation (except Blue Card Application) to your InPlace portal. Please refer to the InPlace How to Guide (PDF, 752KB) for more information.

Please note, students must be fully compliant with the below requirements to participate in observation, visit, fieldwork, or placement activities.

Mandatory Program Requirements

Immunisation form

Students are required to provide evidence of their immunisation status for various diseases. This evidence is compiled on the Immunisation Form (PDF, 693KB), which can only be completed and authorised by a Registered General Practitioner (GP), who is not a family member of the student.

Forms completed by a person other than a GP will not be accepted. Please refer to the Immunisation Form How to Guide (PDF, 803KB) for more information.

Any immunisations that expire during your program will require further action. Students are to ensure immunisations are kept up to date to meet program rules and requirements.

Immunisation forms must be uploaded to InPlace in its entirety as a single document. 

Blue card application form

Students must hold a current and valid Blue Card issued by the Queensland Government’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Students who wish to apply for a new or renewal Student Blue Card with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences must complete the Blue Card Application Form (PDF, 260KB) and submit it to the Student and Academic Support Unit (SASU), with two photocopies of valid identification documents plus the originals for verification.

This must be submitted in-person to Reception on Level 3 of the Therapies Annexe (84A).

SASU hold dedicated sessions at the start of Semester 1 and 2 for submission of Blue Card applications for new students. We will contact you via email to advise of dates and times.

Blue Cards are valid for three years.  You can apply for a new Blue Card up to 12 weeks prior to your expiry date, but no later than 5 weeks prior to your expiry date in order to maintain Blue Card compliancy.

Students must keep their Blue Card up to date.

Link Blue Card to UQ form

Students who already hold either a Paid or Volunteer Blue Card with another organisation (i.e. not the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) will need to link their current card to SHRS by completing the Link Blue Card to UQ Form (PDF, 196KB) and submitting directly to the Student and Academic Support Unit.

Please bring your current Blue Card and a suitable form of identification, containing your name, date of birth, and signature. 

First Aid Certificate

Students must hold a current and valid First Aid Certificate, and are required to renew every three years. You need to complete your First Aid Certificate with a nationally recognised and registered training provider.

The First Aid Certificate must be uploaded to InPlace. If you are waiting to undertake training, a copy of your booking confirmation can be uploaded to InPlace in the meantime. Your certificate must be uploaded once received.

If renewing your CPR certification with your First Aid Certification, please ensure that it includes both HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 Provide CPR.

Students must keep their First Aid up to date.

CPR Certificate

Students must hold a current and valid CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Certificate and are required to renew every year. You need to complete your CPR Certificate with a nationally recognised and registered training provider.

If renewing your CPR as part of your First Aid, please ensure that it includes both HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 Provide CPR.

Students must keep their CPR up to date. 

UQ Clinical Placement Safety

Students have a responsibility to abide by policies within occupational health and safety (OHS), and must successfully complete the UQ clinical placement safety training found on Learn.UQ.

Once complete, upload to InPlace either a copy of the confirmation email sent to your student email address or a snip of your grade, including your name in the top right corner, from ‘my grades’.

 

Mandatory Queensland Health (QH) Requirements

Many of the observations, visits, fieldwork, and clinical placement activities you undertake as part of your studies will occur at Queensland Health facilities. Before you are able to attend such activities as a student, there are a number of requirements you will need to meet, as detailed below.

Note: QH have advised that if students have not completed the required training, or are unable to present their documentation on request at a QH facility, they will be unable to undertake the scheduled activity.

Queensland Health Student Deed Poll

The Student Deed Poll (PDF, 53KB) is a legal record prepared by Queensland Health and executed by the student upon signing. By signing this document you agree that you understand, agree to abide, and consent to the requirements therein.

The Deed Poll must be uploaded to InPlace in its entirety as a single document – the signatory page alone is not sufficient.

When you complete the form, please insert the following information under the 'To:' section on the first page:

  • The University of Queensland (ABN 63 942 912 684).

Please note, the content of the Deed Poll is updated from time to time, and any changes made during your enrolment will automatically apply to you.

Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist

The Student Orientation Checklist (PDF, 610KB) is a summary of student requirements for undertaking activities associated with Queensland Health.

You are required to read and understand the requirements and complete the iLearn modules before completing the checklist.

All sections of the form must be ticked as an agreement to comply with the requirements outlined on the form. Please refer to the Queensland Health Orientation How to Guide (PDF, 938KB) for more information.

The Orientation Checklist must be uploaded to InPlace in its entirety as a single document.

Queensland Health Evidence Record

Allied health students must complete additional QH training requirements, and some of these modules are to be completed annually.

You are required to read and understand the requirements and complete the iLearn modules before completing the evidence record. Further information can be found here.

On completion of each training module, sign and date the Evidence Record. Once complete, upload Part A to InPlace in its entirety as a single document.

Students must keep their Evidence Record up to date, and retain a hardcopy to present to your Queensland Health clinical educator on commencement of every QH activity.

 

Criminal History check - aged care activities

Students undertaking an activity in an aged care facility will be required to provide a national criminal history check (also known as police check). Applications are through the Queensland Police Service.

Students will be advised by SHRS when this becomes mandatory requirement. Please note that criminal history checks are valid for 3 years only.

Upload your criminal history check to InPlace in its entirety as a single document, and retain the hardcopy so you can provide a copy to the aged care facility on request.

 

 

Statutory Declaration - aged care activities

In addition to the criminal history check, students undertaking an activity in an aged care facility will be required to provide a statutory declaration regarding their residency and criminal history status in countries other than Australia. A template can be found here and in the shared documents area of InPlace.

Students will be advised by SHRS when this becomes mandatory requirement.

Upload your statutory declaration to InPlace in its entirety as a single document, and retain the hardcopy so you can provide a copy to the aged care facility on request.

Consent form for images

Throughout your program, some of the practical components may be photographed or videoed. Please complete the Consent form for Images (PDF, 73KB), and upload to InPlace, if you consent to your images being used for teaching and learning activities.