This is the Clinical Placement system used by the Biomedical 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:

  • 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.

On this page:



COVID-19 Infection and Exposure

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

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.

Contact the Fit for Placement Office for assistance with mandatory requirements by emailing ffpo@usc.edu.au.

ALL STUDENTS

Blue Card

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

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 Evidence

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

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.

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 Sonia Online > Forms.

ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING A HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICE FACILITY

iLearn Training Modules

You must complete all 6 x iLearn modules. Please follow the instructions in the iLearn module FAQ to create an iLearn account. Once your account is confirmed, complete the required modules and upload each certificate into Sonia Online under the Checks tab.

National Police Check - (Australian Federal Police - Purpose Check 37)

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

Queensland Health Orientation Checklist and Queensland Health Student Deed Poll

A Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist AND a Queensland Health Deed Poll must be completed for each placement. You will receive an email from the Fit for Placement team 2 weeks prior to your Qld Health Placement with instructions on how to complete these requirements and upload them into Sonia Online.

Queensland Health Allied Health Training Record - NOT REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHHS

Allied Health students are required to complete the training form as part of the Q Health pre-placement mandatory checks. If you are undertaking your placement at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services, you are not required to complete these modules.

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.

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 a Latent TB test.

Vaccination Evidence

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

SUNSHINE COAST HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICE SITE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS - all students attending SCHHS must complete all the above requirements and the below mentioned requirements

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

To be eligible to attend your placement, you are required to hold a current CPR certificate (Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTAID009 with a Registered Training Organisation). You do not need First Aid.

SC-LOL Training Modules

You will receive an email from the Fit for Placement Office approximately 4 weeks prior to your start date of your Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service placement. This will include instructions on how to complete your SC-LOL Training Modules and your Student Minimum Requirements Form.

OTHER SITE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence

Some placement host organisations may still require COVID-19 vaccination now or in the future. If you are not fully vaccinated, it is important to know that placement opportunities in this program may be limited.

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

Respiratory Placement iLearn Modules

All students attending a respiratory placement within a Queensland Health facility are required to undertake 6 additional iLearn courses in the Spirometry Education 2023 module. You only need to undertake the eLearning modules, you do not have to attend the workshop or portfolio assessment.

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

If you require further information, assistance or have experienced extreme circumstances resulting in a delay to submit any of these mandatory checks by the due dates, please contact the Fit For Placement Office on the details below:

ffpo@usc.edu.au
Building SD H1.G.66
Tel: +61 7 5456 5487
Email: FFPO@usc.edu.au  
 

Contact the Placement Office

Tania Halliday
Phone:  07 5456 5846
Email: TechOpsWil@usc.edu.au
In person: H1 Ground Floor, Reception (H1.G.66)

Jack Beecroft
Phone:  07 5459 4678
Email: TechOpsWil@usc.edu.au
In person: H1 Ground Floor, Reception (H1.G.66)

Regional and Remote

The below guide provides a complete overview of the regional and remote placement process, including eligibility, how to apply, scholarships and financial aid, what to do once you have a regional or remote placement, an essential placement checklist, etc.

Regional and Remote Placement Guide (PDF 766KB)


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.

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:

Email: USCSoniaSupport@usc.edu.au