This is the Placement system used by the Social Sciences 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:

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.


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

Jodie Winning
Work Integrated Learning Placement Officer
Phone:  07 5456 3738

Caitlin Finger
Work Integrated Learning Placement Officer
Phone:  07 5456 3565

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: