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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 Health 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;
  • Selecting placement group preferences;
  • Uploading and viewing pre-clinical documentation.

Mandatory checks

You need to ensure that you have completed the following mandatory checks prior to the commencement of your placement.

UniSC has a responsibility to ensure all students comply with the mandatory checks (requirements) of placement sites. 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.

Click on the appropriate buttons below to be directed to information relating to that specific check.

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.

PrePlace

PrePlace is a series of three online modules 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 have been enrolled in your placement course the process will happen overnight and PrePlace will then be available to you.

Vaccination Evidence

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

 TB Screening

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

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.

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

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

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.

Site Specific Requirements

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.

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
Tel: +61 7 5456 3753
Email: SHSSPlacements@usc.edu.au

Student Handbook

PUB305 Student Manual 2023 (PDF) 

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 / 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