Note: Some pages may require a student/staff username and password for access.
If you are doing a placement, information on First Aid, Immunisation, Police Checks and more, please visit the Clinical Placement Unit homepage.
For more information please visit Frequently Asked Questions Conditional Evidence & Clinical Placements
The University’s main aim in seeking a placement for a student is to ensure that the student has a quality placement which meets the aims and objectives of the course in which the student is enrolled. While the University does its utmost to attempt to place students as close as possible to their residential geographic location, this is not always possible. In addition, there are many ‘popular’ placement sites where demand for placement far exceeds places available.
Before accepting your offer into the Program, please be aware of the following:
- Rural placements: Nursing and Midwifery students will be allocated to at least one rural placement during their program.
- Nursing students studying from outside of South Australia please note: students are advised that clinical placements are allocated by State or Territory placement organisations firstly to students studying at universities located in that State or Territory. Therefore, due to only small numbers of interstate placements being available and in high demand please be aware that the majority, and possibly all, of your placements will need to be in South Australia.
- Midwifery students are advised that placements and client follow-throughs will all be based in South Australia. Because of this, students will need to reside in South Australia to complete the clinical aspects of the program.
- Family, work and other commitments: accepting an offer into Nursing or Midwifery must take into account the need for you to manage your personal commitments so that you can meet all your program requirements, including the clinical requirements. The University has in place specific support for students with a disability, who are carers or who have other special circumstances.
Scheduling of placements
Student clinical placements follow the work pattern of the Nursing and Midwifery professions and are conducted on a full-time basis only, over a 24 hour, 7 days a week roster (this can include public holidays).
Cost of placement
Students are advised that costs incurred to attend clinical placement, including workshop attendance, are the responsibility of the student unless advised otherwise. Various scholarship schemes are available to support placement, particularly for rural and remote placement – see the Clinical Placement Unit website and the University’s scholarships website for information
Students studying some programs have Student Registration requirements under national legislation governing registration in health professions. Further information can be found here.
Golden Key Tutoring Scheme
The aim of the scheme is to provide students with one on one tutoring in order to aid their understanding of course material, mainly in core health courses.
For more information about enrolment advice for students enrolling in programs in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, please click here.
Recognition of prior learning
To apply for recognition of prior learning please click here.
For more information on graduation please visit the Graduations website.
Becoming an Alumni
UniSA Alumni aims to foster strong links between University, business, government and the wider community, and to support and encourage collegiate interaction and exchange between graduates.
Graduates who are registered with the UniSA Alumni Network have access to a range of programs and activities including professional and personal development opportunities, publications, chapter events, social events and more.
For more information visit the UniSA Alumni website
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College