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Preplacement Risk Assessment 2022

Professional Experience Placement (PEP) is fundamental to supporting safe, capable student practice and work-readiness, and thus form a central part of curriculum requirements. As the COVID-19 situation is progressing and changing, many students understandably, are feeling uncertain about the potential for placement disruption or cancellation and the implications this has for meeting course requirements. Additionally, many students are trying to navigate how to ensure safety for themselves and their significant others, whilst seeking to progress in their degree.

Currently, advice from the Department of Health (DoH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Tasmania, and New South Wales Health, which the University of Tasmania is following, is to continue supporting ongoing student placement, where possible. However, due to workforce constraints, and other site-specific factors and risks, organisations hosting student placements are making varied decisions about placement cancellations, suspensions or increased student preparation requirements. Students, depending on their own situation, are also weighing the factors of benefit and risk in terms of continuing or accepting upcoming placements.

To support the consideration of your safety, individual needs and preferences, as well as the requirements and safety of placement agencies and the wider community, your School needs you to complete the following form. If you have any questions regarding this form, please feel free to contact your course or unit coordinator.

Please check your residential and term addresses, mobile phone number and next of kin details are up-to-date in eStudent, prior to your placement.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Student and Placement Site Details

Your personal information will only be used or disclosed for the primary purpose for which it is collected. Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the UTAS Privacy Policy and Privacy Statements available here:

Thank you for your time and consideration in answering the questions on this form. Our goal remains to support safe, quality student learning and placement experiences. Identifying and managing risks and individual, university and agency needs and constraints, during this uncertain time, is an important part of this process.  For any remaining questions regarding placement please contact your unit or course coordinator.