COVID-19 Vaccination

Students are strongly recommended to undertake COVID-19 Vaccination as soon as possible.  An increasing number of health agencies have informed us that students are unable to attend placement if they are not vaccinated.  As students, if you do not attend placement, your studies may be impacted.

Please see the link below to a Webinar coordinated by the Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer around COVID vaccination, aimed at Health Professional Students.

NOTE: UniSA has been proactive in its response to COVID-19 and has had protocols in place since January 2020 for students attending placements. This information is being updated regularly in line with federal and state advice. For the most up-to-date information on how UniSA is responding to COVID-19, please access our website here.

Clinical Placement Unit Zoom drop in sessions for students

Due to the current COVID restrictions the CPU team is offering drop in sessions on Thursday afternoons: 2pm – 3pm  Zoom drop in session

PLEASE NOTE: When you log into the Zoom session you will be placed in a virtual waiting room until a team member is available to speak with you.

For queries outside these times please email

Professional, clinical and field placements in metropolitan and rural areas are a core element of many health degrees at UniSA. The learning from your placements will give you a wide range of experience to take with you into your chosen profession. The Clinical Placement Unit (CPU) provides the administrative function for students undertaking placements in health disciplines including nursing, midwifery, allied health, pharmacy and medical and laboratory sciences. This involves:

  • Sourcing of placement opportunities through our private industry partners and Better Placed (accredited SA Health placement broker)
  • Ensuring all students have met the mandatory placement requirements of both the university and the industry partners
  • Managing the student placement systems
  • Managing conditional evidence requirements and providing placement details to students.

From 1 January 2020, students will be required to have:

A National Police Certificate (NPC) through SAPOL (or their home state police service)
A Working with Children Check and NDIS Screening Check through the Department of Human Services (DHS).

All students, including those interstate, will be required to comply with these requirements. The CPU ensures all students undertaking placement are covered for insurance by the execution of a student Affiliation Agreement with the Industry Partner. Students are not authorised to arrange their own placement unless expressly asked to do so. Placements are managed and allocated through the student placement system, InPlace. Students access their respective Student Placement System to determine the requirements of placement, view and submit preferences, view placement allocation, determine venue requirements and check the currency of the submitted documentation. Students undertake a variety of placement types in many health areas. This includes project work for some disciplines in which the venue provides a project for the students. Placements can be situated in South Australia, interstate, and rural areas are strongly encouraged.

Download your student checklist

  • The CPU has developed student checklists to assist you with obtaining and safekeeping compulsory conditional evidence documentation. This checklist is to be used in combination with the Passport to Placement (PTP) folder.
  • Conditional evidence is required to be current for the duration of your placement, unless otherwise specified.
  • For details about how to upload and submit conditional evidence documents to the CPU, please refer to your student checklist.

Key requirements prior to undertaking placement

All students must meet the pre-placement conditional evidence requirements outlined in their student checklist to proceed to placement. If you do not meet the full requirements listed, you WILL NOT be able to proceed to placement and progress through your program may be delayed. 

Additional Information 

Contact the CPU

To contact the Clinical Placement Unit, email or call (08) 8302 2214.

Office hours are 8:30am–4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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