All students and trainees who undertake placements in the ACT Health Directorate facilities should be covered by an appropriate level of immunisation against infectious disease before the commencement of any clinical placement.
Detailed information about student and trainee immunisation procedures can be found within the ACT Health Student and Trainee Clinical Placement Policy.
Students must take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of transmitting infectious diseases to other students, staff, patient and others.
Students must submit a documented screening and immunisation history to their Educational Institution in accordance with the ACT Health Directorate's Student Clinical Placement Deed.
If a student contracts an illness that is infective within three weeks of completing their placement, they are encouraged to notify their ACT Health Directorate supervisor or SCPU.
Educational Institutes Responsibility
Each Institution will provide the SCPU with written confirmation that all students (names required) have supplied evidence of compliance with these procedures. This must be supplied at least one month before the students commence their placement.
Acceptable evidence of protection for all students needs to be provided to ACT Health by the Tertiary Institute. This can be completed through the Student Placement Online or unregistered users can complete the ACT Health Directorate Student Placement Template and email this to SCPU@act.gov.au.
|Download:||Student Placement Template (Microsoft Excel Document - 24k)|
Trainees who are not attached to an Educational Institution, i.e. those covered by a Trainee Deed, will need to submit a documented screening and immunisation history to the SCPU. Refer to ACT Health Student and Trainee Clinical Placement Policy for more detailed information.
The ACT Health Directorate's Responsibility in Relation to Students and Trainees
The ACT Health Directorate is under no obligation to accommodate a student on placement before receiving satisfactory written evidence of a student having received all required immunisations. The ACT Health Directorate may in its absolute discretion accommodate a student on placement who has not had the required immunisation.
Security and confidentiality of information about the infectious disease and immunisation status of students will be maintained, in accordance with the The ACT Health Directorate Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997.
- Student information Flayer Category A2 Most students on clinical placement fall into this category. (e.g physiotherapy, radiography)
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- Student Information Flyer, Category A1 (eg: medical, dental and midwifery students)
|Download:||Flyer for A2 (Microsoft Word Document - 36k)|
- Student information for Category B (non-clinical placements e.g. placements in the Library, Policy Unit, Moore st.)
|Download:||Flyer for B (Microsoft Word XML Document - 24k)|
- Tuberculosis Screening in the ACT
|Download:||TB Screening Flyer (PDF File - 189k)|
|Download:||Immunisation & Risk Categories for Health Workers. (PDF File - 72k)|
Staff Screening And Immunisation Policy (PDF File - 273k)
If you have any questions or concerns about immunisation please contact the SCPU email@example.com
Information provided by Occupational Medicine Unit (OMU), The ACT Health Directorate.
© Queensland Health, Queensland Government 2005-2007.
Reproduced with permission.