Clinical Supervisor
Support Program

The Division of Health Sciences is keen to support and acknowledge student placement supervisors who regularly supervise students as part of their professional role. We are offering a Clinical Supervisor Support Program for supervisors who are not paid by UniSA but who do frequent and regular supervision of UniSA students.


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Clinical Education Placements & Student Registration

Many of the Health Sciences degrees offered at the University of South Australia involve practical student placements in real world clinical environments. Students enrolled in a program which has a clinical placement component, or which leads to professional registration have several requirements and responsibilities which must be met in order to complete their program of study.

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Please make sure you are aware of these requirements before completing your application.


Clinical Placements

University of South Australia health sciences students complete over 1.3 million hours of diverse clinical placement each year. These placement hours give students the opportunity to apply what they learn to real-life situations and interact with actual patients. Many programs will see students on placement within their first year, so it is important to fulfil all requirements for placement, particularly your National Criminal History Record Check, as soon as possible.

Check your requirements and responsibilities on the Clinical Placement Information website.

National Criminal History Record Check

All students in the Division of Health Sciences who, as part of their program, undertake activities where interaction with patients/the public is required, such as in field or clinical placements/visits and in University clinics and gyms, must demonstrate that they have a Department for Communities and Social Inclusion National Criminal History Record Check, which will be current for the duration of that activity. Interstate placements require a National Police Certificate.


Student registration

Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. No fee applies for student registration.

Get more information about Student Registration.