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COVID-19 Infection and Exposure

Students are required to report any COVID infection and exposure that will impact attendance for clinical placement, clinical laboratory or class. Please complete the self-selectable 2022 WIL COVID-19 Reporting form available under the Forms tab, once you have logged into Sonia Online.

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This is the Clinical Placement system used by the Paramedic Science Program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Once you have logged into Sonia Online, your School homepage will become active. From here you can access information relating to your Clinical Placement including:

  • your placement details;
  • Forms and information for Mandatory Pre-Clinical Requirements;
  • Reminders and important dates;
  • Electronic forms;
  • Facility information;
  • Uploading and viewing pre-placement documentation.

Mandatory checks

You need to ensure that you have completed the following mandatory checks by the deadline given by your Placement Officer and that they are valid for the duration of your placement.

UniSC has a responsibility to ensure all students comply with the mandatory checks (requirements) of placement sites and UniSC. It is essential that each student maintains their own personal process to manage paper and electronic documents associated with these checks. Many placement sites will ask to see hardcopy evidence of all checks on the first day of placement, so it is the responsibility of each student to be able to provide these on request. For additional information on how to complete each mandatory check, please click on the headings below which will direct you to any forms, websites, or other applicable information that you will need to complete the check. Once completed, please upload the relevant documentation to the 'Checks' tab in Sonia Online.

If you have experienced extreme circumstances resulting in a delay to submit any requirements, it is essential that you advise the Fit for Placement Office as soon as possible by emailing ffpo@usc.edu.au.

ALL STUDENTS

Blue Cards

Apply for a new card or link your existing card to UniSC

National Police Check

Police Check applications can take up to 6 weeks to be processed. NB. Only Australian Federal Police certificates with Purpose Type 37 are accepted.

Annual Influenza Vaccination

The Flu Vaccination is an annual requirement

UniSC Code of Conduct

To be eligible to attend placement, you must complete the UniSC Code of Conduct by reading the document and Agreeing by submitting the electronic form. This is a per placement requirement.

UniSC Student Placement Agreement Forms

The Student Placement Agreement (SPA) consists of two mandatory electronic forms completed in your Sonia Online account before you attend your placement.
- Placement Disclosure Statement, Disclosing Health Conditions
- Placement Details Agreement
Available 1–2 weeks prior to placement commencing (per placement requirement). You will receive an email when a Student Placement Agreement has been added to your Sonie Online > Forms.

FIRST YEAR STUDENT MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

First Aid and CPR MANDATORY FOR PAR103 ONLY

To be eligible to attend your first placement, you are required to hold a current CPR and First Aid certificate.

Mental Health First Aid Courses MANDATORY FOR PAR103 ONLY

Certificates are current for three years. You will be advised by your placement officer when to complete this course.

QAS SPECIFIC MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

COVID-19 Vaccination

Covid-19 Vaccination is a QAS mandatory requirement

Hand Hygiene Certificate

Module to be completed be required deadline set by your placement officer.

QAS Medical Assessment - Fit Slip

Medical assessment that will determine your ability to be able to complete the tasks required whilst on placement.

QAS Annual Clinical Placement Orientation Checklist

Mandatory requirement for all students to complete one month prior to the commencement of each QAS placement

QAS Photo

Photo to be used as QAS identification.

Respirator Fit Testing

It is a Queensland Government requirement that all students attending any placement in a health setting, clinical setting and residential aged care setting, are required to undertake respirator (mask) fit testing prior to commencing.

As of 1 January 2022, it is a mandatory requirement by QAS that all Paramedic students be fit tested annually, prior to placement.
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PLEASE NOTE: You will be granted full access to Sonia Online, once you have been enrolled into your program.

If you have extenuating circumstances that may delay your submission of any mandatory requirement it is essential that you contact the Fit for Placement Office to request an extension.

If you require any assistance with your mandatories, please contact the Fit For Placement Office email FFPO@usc.edu.au.

Contact the Placement Office

Tania Halliday
Senior Work Integrated Learning Placement Officer
Phone:  07 5456 5846
Email: paramedicplacements@usc.edu.au

Fiona Morrison
Work Integrated Learning Placement Officer
Phone:  07 5430 1103
Email: paramedicplacements@usc.edu.au

Student Paramedic Uniforms

You will be required to purchase the student paramedic uniform which includes shirts, trousers, boots, belt, personal protective equipment and spray jacket before going on placement. The approximate cost of the minimum order from our supplier is $555. This does not include the boots as some students already have suitable boots. Paramedic students will be required to have a name badge on their USC student uniforms. The badge should be first name only. Optional uniform items include soft shell jacket and cap. You will be advised early in Semester 1 when fittings are scheduled. You will also be required to purchase a stethoscope.

Travel and accommodation

All travel and accommodation expenses incurred whilst undertaking clinical placements are the responsibility of the student.

Please note: While the University will attempt to place you close to your preferred placement area for clinical practicum courses this cannot be guaranteed and you may be required to undertake some of your clinical placements outside the region or in a rural area within Queensland.

Events

Please visit the Events page to view all current events.

Events

Please note

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their mandatory documents are current and that the originals are available for sighting on request from UniSC or Placement Staff.

You may still need to check Canvas for additional information, and some facility information may be provided via additional emails. If you believe any of the content is incorrect please contact the placement coordinator.

Mandatory checks

View your mandatory placement requirements.

Please Note: It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their mandatory requirements are fulfilled before attending placement.

Mandatory checks

Login to Sonia Online

  • first select your role (i.e. Student / Site / Clinical Facilitator)
  • next enter your ‘UniSC username’ and ‘password’ in the spaces provided
  • then click on the ‘sign in’ button

Fit for Placement Office

For support regarding Mandatory Requirements:

Telephone: 07 5456 5487
Email: FFPO@usc.edu.au

Sonia for Students App

Download the Sonia for Students App:

Sonia support

For technical support:

Email: USCSoniaSupport@usc.edu.au