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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.
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