This is the Placement system used by the Science and Technology 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.

On this page:

How to Apply for Workplace Learning Placements (WPL310/WPL320)

All students wishing to undertake a WPL Placement are required to submit a WPL310/320 Student Expression Interest Form. This Expression of Interest form is self-selectable and available under the Forms tab once you log into Sonia Online. Please use this form to register your interest in enrolling WPL placements for any upcoming semesters. Once you have submitted this form your Placement Officer will provide you access to the view opportunities available to your placement group.

Once you have secured a placement host, students are required to submit a WPL310/320 Student Request to Enrol Form with your placement details outlined. WPL Placement courses entry requires Course Coordinator consent. You will not be able to enrol in WPL310 or WPL320 until you have an approved WPL310/320 Student Request to Enrol Form by the Course Coordinator. The Placement Office will organise your enrolment directly with Student Central. After this time, you will be able to complete your Preplace modules in Canvas and complete any mandatory requirements for placement.

Mandatory Checks

You need to ensure that you have completed the following mandatory requirements. If you have experienced extreme circumstances resulting in a delay to submit any requirements, it is essential you advise the Fit for Placement Office as soon as possible by emailing

You can view the status of your mandatory checks in Sonia Online > Checks. Sonia Online is your placement information source.

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



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 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. You will receive an email when a Code of Conduct has been added to your Sonia Online > Forms.

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):
    Available within 8 weeks of the first group commencing (as per the placement calendar). Only one placement disclosure statement is required per enrolment.
  • Placement Details Agreement:
    Available 1–2 weeks before placement commencing (per placement requirement).

You will receive an email when a Student Placement Agreement has been added to your Sonia Online > Forms.


Depending on the requirements of your host site, other site-specific mandatory checks may apply. These will be communicated to you throughout the pre-placement process. Other checks may include National Police Checks, Blue Cards, vaccination requirements and others.

Contact the Placement Office

Caitlin Finger
Phone:  07 5456 3565
In person: H1 Ground Floor, Reception (H1.G.66)

Jodie Winning
Phone:  07 5456 3738
In person: H1 Ground Floor, Reception (H1.G.66)

Student Responsibilities

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.

Login to Sonia Online

To login to Sonia Online:

Select your role
(i.e. Student / Site / Supervisor)

  • Student: University Sign In
  • Site Contact: Username and Password
  • Supervisor: University Sign In (for UniSC employees), Username and Password (for external employees)

Sonia for Students App

Download the Sonia for Students App:

Apple iTunes for IOS
Google Play for Android

Sonia for Students App instructional video

Sonia Support

For technical support: