To attend placement, students must complete the following pre-placement requirements each year by the due date, which will be updated via VU Collaborate.
If you don't complete these requirements by the due date each year, your course progression may be delayed, and you may be withdrawn from the Professional Practice unit you’re enrolled in.
1. Immunisation requirements
The Department of Health and Human Services requires all students undertaking placement in the healthcare sector to be fully immunised.
The annual Immunisation Checklist is available via VU Collaborate and, once completed, must be uploaded to VU WIL each year.
You need to submit a completed Immunisation Form signed off by a medical practitioner showing you are fully vaccinated for the following:
- hepatitis A
- hepatitis B
- influenza (annually)
- pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, diptheria
- measles, mumps, rubella
- varicella (chickenpox).
You also need to have an annual tuberculosis screening.
Start your immunisations as soon as you enrol, as some immunisations require a course of injections over several months.
Refer to Victorian government health for the latest information about vaccination requirements for healthcare workers.
2. Police check
A police check is an industry and University pre-placement requirement that must be issued within each calendar year. You must upload this to VU WIL/InPlace each year.
Enter the Fit2Work Police check site and use your Victoria University student email address to login or create an account if you're a new user.
Further assistance with Fit2work police check
Phone: 1300 525 525
3. Working with children check
Apply for your free volunteer working with children check. Then upload a copy of your card to VU WIL/InPlace.