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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 Dietetics 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
  • Information for Mandatory Pre-Clinical Requirements / Checks
  • Electronic Forms
  • Reminders and important dates

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.

ALL STUDENTS

Covid-19 Vaccination Evidence

Log into Sonia Online > Checks tab and follow the instructions to upload your Covid-19 vaccination evidence.

Blue Card

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.

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.

PrePlace

PrePlace is a series of three module online program located on Canvas that you must complete once prior to your placement.

Enrolment to PrePlace is an automated process, so is directly related to your course enrolment. If you are not yet officially enrolled in a placement course, the auto process cannot be triggered. Once you enrol in your placement course the process will happen overnight and PrePlace will then be available to you.

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.

Vaccination Preventable Diseases (VPD)

All required vaccinations must be complete prior to placement. Vaccinations can take up to 12 months to complete the full vaccination courses.

ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING A QUEENSLAND HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICE FACILITY

Queensland Health Pre-Placement requirements

To be eligible for a Queensland Health placement you must complete the following Queensland Health checks and iLearn training modules (iLearn User Guide ):

- Queensland Health Orientation Checklist
- Queensland Health Student Deed Poll
- Queensland Health Allied Health Training Record

You will be notified by the Placement Officer if you are required to complete these mandatories.

NDIS

To be eligible for placement you must hold a valid NDIS Worker Screening Card or valid Yellow Card. This check will be made mandatory if it is required for your placement.

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.

ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING SUNSHINE COAST HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICE

SCHHS site specific Pre-Placement requirements

Students attending a Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service facility will need to complete all Student Minimum Pre-Placement Requirements which are SCHHS site specific checks and the SC-Learning on Line (SC-LoL) training modules. You will be notified if you are required to complete these mandatories. You must complete and print all documents and take to your first day of placement.
Failure to have these documents will result in you being removed from placement.

CPR

To be eligible to attend your placement at SCHHS you are required to hold a current CPR certificate.

TB Risk Assessment

To be eligible for placement you must complete a QHealth TB Risk Assessment. If required, you also need to provide evidence of further testing.

SOUTH WEST HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICE (SWHHS)

SWHSS Pre-Placement Form

A SWHHS Pre-Placement form MUST be completed a minimum of 1 week prior to the commencement of your placement. Once completed and signed, forward this form, along with your vaccination evidence, to SWHHS_Student_Placements@health.qld.gov.au
You are also required to upload a copy of the completed form to Sonia Online as evidence you have fulfilled this check.

Annual Flu Vaccination

Students attending a South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS) are required to have the current flu vaccination.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be granted full access to Sonia Online, once you have been enrolled into your program.

If you require further information or assistance with submitting any of these mandatory checks please contact the Fit For Placement Office on the details below:

Fit For Placement Office
Building H1.G
Tel: +61 7 5456 5487
Email: FFPO@usc.edu.au  
 
Alternatively, if you have experienced extreme circumstances resulting in a delay to submit any of these mandatory checks by the due dates, please contact your Placement Officer on the details below:

Aileen Spalding
Clinical Placements Office
Building H1.G.59
Tel: +61 7 5456 3753
Email: SHSSPlacements@usc.edu.au

Placement Manual

Placement Manual (PDF 613KB)

Uniforms

Dietetic students are required to wear a UniSC uniform to attend placement.

Announcements

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 / UniSC Support Person)
  • 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