In addition to any Police Check, Working with Children Check and Immunisation documents you are asked to provide for your placement or Work Integrated Learning subjects, there may be other forms you are requited to complete and return before you start.
Consent and Acknowledgements Forms
Prior to completing any health placement, you must complete and submit a copy of the Consent and Acknowledgements Forms – Placement Documents Release [PDF 163KB]. The acknowledgements page of this form includes important points regarding your placements that you need to understand and agree to.
The consent page of this form allows you to give your consent to us to access all of the documents you have provided and make sure you meet the requirements to attend placement.
Please note: both pages must be signed and witnessed prior to uploading. If you under 18 years of age, your witness must be a parent or guardian. Students over 18 can have their forms witnessed by any member of the public.
Student Undertaking Form
The Student Undertaking Form [PDF 91KB] is a Department of Health (DoH) form that needs to be completed by students in addition to the standardised placement agreement that La Trobe has with your placement provider. All students completing a health placement will need to complete this form and upload it along with a form of photo ID.
The student undertaking is a legal requirement of students and this must be signed, submitted and all requirements in the undertaking must be adhered to prior to and during all clinical placements.
If you wish, you are able to seek legal advice before signing the agreement. You can access free and confidential legal help via the La Trobe Student Legal Service.
Child Safety Standards
If you are enrolled in a course that includes placement at an internal (La Trobe University) clinic you are required to complete the University’s Child Safe Standards Training on LMS [La Trobe log in required]. This training includes two modules and a quiz. You will receive a certificate on successful completion of the quiz, which will need to be uploaded to InPlace.
The La Trobe Child Safety Standards are based on the Standards included in the Child Safe and Wellbeing Act 2005 and Victorian Child Safe Standards, and aim to strengthen laws to protect children from sexual abuse and exposure to sexual offenders. More information in our statement on Child Safety. You will be notified by the Placements Team if you are required to complete this training.
Self-Evaluation of Fitness for Practice
If you are enrolled in a Physiotherapy course, you must complete and return the Self-Evaluation of Fitness to Practice Form [PDF 652KB]. To ensure that you understand your responsibilities and obligations as a Physiotherapy student, you need to self-evaluate your fitness for practice and readiness for clinical placements.
Detailed information on what ‘fitness for practice’ means is included in the form.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Screening Check
The NDIS Worker Screening Check is an Australian-wide safety check. It is a way to ensure that key personnel and workers in certain types of roles do not pose an unacceptable risk to the safety and wellbeing of people with a disability.
Registered NDIS providers need to identify roles in their organisation which are considered to be risk-assessed roles. Any student engaged in a risk-assessed role is required to have a cleared NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to commencing placement with an NDIS provider.
You can apply for an NDIS check by completing the online application form via the Service Victoria website. You will be required to provide evidence of your identity as part of the application process. If you unable to meet the identity requirements, you will need to contact Service Victoria directly for guidance on what other documentation you may be able to provide.
The cost of an NDIS Check is $121.10 and it is valid for five years. There is no fee waiver available for students. The estimated processing time for an NDIS Check is three weeks. More details on the check can be found here.
During the process of applying, you will be asked to nominate your employer. La Trobe University will be your nominated employer for the purpose of this check, and our registration ID is 4-433C-567.
Once you have completed all required documents, you will need to upload them to InPlace for the Placements Team to check (La Trobe login required).