Paramedic clinical placements

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) via clinical placement provides students of Paramedicine an opportunity to integrate information and consolidate their practice in delivering health care to patients under the supervision of a suitably qualified paramedic or health care professional.

Victoria University’s (VU) primary non-emergency placement provider is currently the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and the primary emergency placement provider is Ambulance Victoria (AV).


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedicine at Victoria University are required to complete following mandatory industry and University safe practice requirements before they will be permitted to commence clinical placement. These mandatory requirements must be completed by specific due dates.

Students are required to maintain the currency of these safe practice requirements for the full duration of their course.


Some requirements need to be renewed prior to commencement of the third year of study.

  • infection control – donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • mask fit testing
  • Fit2Work police check
  • medical check
  • physical capacity test
  • vaccination/immunisation requirements
  • working with children check


There are additional costs associated with clinical placement including, the purchase of a student clinical placement uniform, all mandatory pre-placement requirements (such as the annual police check, medical and physical report) travel, accommodation, and meals while the student is attending placements.


All students will have access to the VU WIL (InPlace Student Placement Portal) space via MYVU Portal or once logged in, navigate to

Using VU WIL, enrolled Paramedicine students can:

  • find placement details
  • upload mandatory pre-placement documentation
  • upload supporting documentation (for example medical certificate) for shift absences
  • register your shift overtime hours
  • complete your electronic clinical placement log book.

Please contact the Work Integrated Learning email below to discuss any troubleshooting issues related to VU WIL.

Email: [email protected]

Log in to InPlace


You are required to wear and/or carry the prescribed VU student paramedic uniform at all times when on clinical placement at Ambulance Services and non-emergency patient transport services.

Victoria University's uniform supplier is Hip Pocket Workwear.

Hip Pocket Workwear and Safety has an online store where you can view the VU paramedic student uniform.  

Phone: +61 3 5339 5446
Email:  [email protected]