What to expect on clinical placement

Clinical placement is the period of learning where you get to practice in ‘real’ health care settings and with ‘real’ patients. As you can appreciate there are many policies and rules surrounding clinical placements and it is up to you to learn, understand and follow the set guidelines.

You will be required to attend placement, on the dates that have been provided to you. You will be rostered to different shifts, depending on your course. A facilitator or preceptor will complete an assessment on your skills during the placement.

Before you can attend a clinical placement you need to complete a list of mandatory checks. You will be unable to complete a clinical placement without first meeting these requirements.

It is best to start gathering this evidence early, as some requirements such as immunisations can take a while to complete.

You may like to view the Work-Integrated Learning Policy and Procedure for further information.