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.

This is the Placement system used by the Education–WFE 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 Placement including:

  • your placement details;
  • Forms and information for Mandatory Requirements;
  • Reminders and important dates;
  • Electronic forms;
  • Facility information;
  • Selecting placement group preferences;
  • Uploading and viewing documentation.

Preservice Teachers

Electronic access to:

  • site information
  • track progress

Contact us

Email: FFPO@usc.edu.au

Student Initiated Projects

At present, there is an expected 10 day approval timeframe for Student Initiated Projects.

Wider Field Experience Guidelines

Wider Field Experience Guidelines (PDF 700KB)

Wider Field Experience Blackboard

The Wider Field Experience Blackboard Organisation contains more information on your requirements as well as important information. You can access Wider Field Experience - Supporting Documentation,  Websites of Professional Associations and approved WFE Projects.

To find the Wider Field Experience Blackboard Organisation or login to Blackboard, click on the 'Organisations' tab and then 'Wider Field Experience (Education)' Organisation.

On the left hand side of this page you will find Guides to using Sonia Online and other necessary documentation.


Access to PebblePad.


Please visit the Events page to view all current 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 USC or Placement Staff.

This database is a ‘work in progress’ – you may still need to check Blackboard 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.

Login to Sonia Online

  • first select your role (i.e. Student / Site / Supervisor)
  • next enter your ‘USC 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