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Compliance

Starting your career as a health care professional

Undertaking the compliance process is the first step towards starting your career in health. It is something that every health care professional must do, in accordance with relevant national organisations and State and Territory regulatory and legislative guidelines.


PEP allows you to put theory into practice in a real health care setting, sometimes from your very first year.


The compliance process is there to protect you and the people you care for. It ensures that you are safe to practice and helps to ensure that you will remain safe in practice.


What does that mean? The University of Tasmania and our partners have a duty of care to ensure the safety of students, staff and the people you care for. There are a number of legislative and regulatory requirements you need to meet to undertake PEP.

Information for students under 18

Any student under the age of 18 years enrolled in Programs that include PEP must have the written consent of their parent or guardian when completing the Safety in Practice Agreement to undertake PEP.


Immunisation Compliance - start now


What is required for compliance?

The following items must be completed before you can enter a health care environment:

Start with the Safety in Practice Agreement Form (PDF 817KB) and complete the requirements within (other requirements and forms are hyperlinked).

Download compliance checklist (PDF - 50KB)

Completing the Safety in Practice Agreement Form Electronically

The College of Health and Medicine accepts an electronically completed and signed Safety in Practice (SiP) Agreement as an alternative to printing.

If you wish to complete the SiP Agreement electronically you will need to use appropriate software, such as the Fill & Sign feature of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (Windows & Mac) or the Adobe Fill & Sign mobile apps (iOS & Android).

Please note that all details in your completed SiP Agreement must be easy to read, with your Signature drawn freehand, and the file saved as a PDF.

Three short videos to assist students to meet NSW Health safety in practice requirements are available at Student Compliance (HETI website).

All documentation requirements must be completed in adherence with the time deadlines listed in the Safety in Practice Student Compliance Documentation Guidelines and Procedure.

ActivityForm Submit to
National Police Record Check Certificate

How to obtain a National Police Certificate (PDF, 372KB)

Apply online at fit2Work*


* International Students

In addition to the requirements above, international students and students who have been a citizen of or have resided in another country since turning 16 years of age must submit a National Police Certificate (or equivalent that has been translated into English) from the country of birth or country of residence.

PEP Coordinator
Working with Children Registration

How to Obtain Working with Vulnerable People (Children) Registration (PDF, 624KB)

InPlace
Health Assessment (where needed)

Health Assessment Form (PDF, 396KB)

Combined Health Practitioner Report and Health Assessment Forms - Students with Disabilities (PDF, 503KB)

InPlace
Immunisation Record (infectious disease and immunisation status)

Tasmanian Student Immunisation Record Form (PDF, 642KB)

TAS Student Immunisation Record - Information Checklist (PDF, 864KB)

NSW Student Immunisation Record - Information Checklist (PDF, 459KB)

Safety in Practice Influenza Vaccination Form (PDF, 472KB)

Safety in Practice Immunisation Variation Form (PDF, 281KB)

Vaccines for Preventable Diseases - immunisation requirements

InPlace

Additional program requirements

ActivityForm Submit to
First Aid Certificate Requirements ES & EP First Aid Certificate Requirements (DOCX, 40KB)InPlace

Exercise Science

ActivityForm Submit to
Exercise Science Student PEP Plan and Calendar Exercise Science Student PEP Plan and Calendar (DOCX, 52KB)InPlace

Exercise Physiology

ActivityForm Submit to
CXA443 Exercise Physiology PEP Plan - Practicum 1 PEP Plan Practicum 1 (DOCX, 311KB) InPlace
CXA446 Exercise Physiology PEP Plan - Practicum 2 PEP Plan Practicum 2 (DOCX, 311KB)InPlace
CXA447 Exercise Physiology PEP Plan - Practicum 3 PEP Plan Practicum 3 (DOCX, 311KB)InPlace

Note: Working with Children Registration is not required for the Laboratory Medicine program.

New South Wales requirements

ActivityForm Submit to
First Aid Certificate Requirements Student First Aid Certificate Requirements (PDF, 110KB)InPlace
Personal Consent Form Personal Consent Form (PDF, 57KB)InPlace
Calvary Healthcare Organisations

Students placed within Calvary Healthcare Organisations will need to provide evidence of pre-placement requirements (PDF 418KB) to Calvary staff, prior to undertaking placement. Please ensure you have your Mandatory Requirements (as per the attached link) documents ready for sighting by Calvary staff prior to/ or on day one of placement. Calvary staff may contact students with further information prior to placement regarding additional Training Certificates (as per the attached link) via their UTAS email address.

Tasmania

ActivityForm Submit to

Hazardous Materials Task Handling (Manual Handling) & Basic Life Support (BLS)

Manual Handling/BLS Requirements (PDF, 79KB)InPlace
Tasmanian Health Service Fire and Safety Training Tasmanian Health Service Fire and Safety training (PDF, 221KB)InPlace
Hand Hygiene*
*Many healthcare organisations require evidence of Hand Hygiene competency. Competency must be renewed every 12 months.
Hand Hygiene Australia
Please use the registration guide (PDF, 103KB)
Healthcare Organisation
Calvary Healthcare Organisations

Students placed within Calvary Healthcare Organisations will need to provide evidence of pre-placement requirements (PDF 418KB) to Calvary staff, prior to undertaking placement. Please ensure you have your Mandatory Requirements (as per the attached link) documents ready for sighting by Calvary staff prior to/ or on day one of placement. Calvary staff may contact students with further information prior to placement regarding additional Training Certificates (as per the attached link) via their UTAS email address.


New South Wales

In addition to meeting University of Tasmania compliance requirements, all students undertaking Professional Experience Placement in NSW will also need to meet NSW Health compliance requirements. There also maybe additional compliance requirements to be completed by private partners closer to placement.

ActivityForm Submit to
Hazardous Materials Task Handling (Manual Handling) & Basic Life Support (BLS) Manual Handling/BLS Requirements (PDF, 79KB) InPlace
Code of Conduct Agreement Code of Conduct Agreement (PDF, 17KB)InPlace
Attachment 7 Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool Attachment 7 Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool (PDF, 102KB)InPlace
Attachment 6 Student Undertaking Declaration/Form Attachment 6 Student Undertaking Declaration/Form (PDF, 208KB)InPlace

New South Wales - Child and Family Health

ActivityForm Submit to
First Aid Certificate Requirements First Aid Certificate Requirements - Nutrition (PDF, 425KB) InPlace
Food Safe Certificate Online Food Safety CertificateInPlace

Tasmania

ActivityForm Submit to
First Aid Certificate Requirements Paramedicine First Aid Certificate Requirements (PDF, 150KB)InPlace
Paramedic Confidentiality Statement Paramedic Confidentiality Statement (PDF, 91KB)InPlace
Emergency Ambulance Placements (EAP) Form Emergency Ambulance Placements (EAP) Form (PDF, 275KB)InPlace
Calvary Confidentiality Form Calvary Confidentiality Form (PDF, 75KB) InPlace
Personal Consent Form Paramedicine Personal Consent Form (PDF, 53KB)InPlace
Calvary Healthcare Organisations

Students placed within Calvary Healthcare Organisations will need to provide evidence of pre-placement requirements (PDF 418KB) to Calvary staff, prior to undertaking placement. Please ensure you have your Mandatory Requirements (as per the attached link) documents ready for sighting by Calvary staff prior to/ or on day one of placement. Calvary staff may contact students with further information prior to placement regarding additional Training Certificates (as per the attached link) via their UTAS email address.


New South Wales

ActivityForm Submit to
First Aid Certificate Requirements Paramedicine First Aid Certificate Requirements (PDF, 150KB)

InPlace

Code of Conduct Agreement Code of Conduct Agreement (PDF, 17KB)InPlace
Attachment 7 Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool Attachment 7 Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool (PDF, 102KB)InPlace
Attachment 6 Student Undertaking Declaration/Form Attachment 6 Student Undertaking Declaration/Form (PDF, 208KB)InPlace

In addition to meeting University of Tasmania compliance requirements, all students undertaking Professional Experience Placement in NSW will also need to meet NSW Health compliance requirements. There also may be additional compliance requirements to be completed by private partners closer to placement.

ActivityForm Submit to
Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) PDL Student and Intern PII Flyer (PDF, 448KB)InPlace
ActivityForm Submit to
AHPRA provisional registration Psychology Board of Australia provisional registration pageInPlace

Why is the compliance process important?

The compliance process ensures protection of the people you provide care to, work alongside and protection of yourself.

If you do not meet the compliance criteria, you will not be able to enter the health care environment.

When are compliance documents due?

You must complete compliance documents before census date first semester. Why? National criminal history and medical, physical and psychological disclosures may inhibit your eligibility to participate in PEP courses. It is better to ensure your eligibility before you make a financial and academic investment.

What can I do if I’m concerned about compliance?

You are encouraged to talk to the University of Tasmania's College of Health and Medicine Compliance Officer before you even enrol if you have any concerns about compliance.

Who can I talk to?

Contact Annette Marlow, Director of Professional Experience if you have any questions that cannot be answered by the PEP team in the course you are studying.

Annette Marlow@utas.edu.au