Student Compliance

Before a student can commence a placement in any NSW Health facility, students must meet the mandatory policy requirements within their first year of enrolment.

It is each student’s responsibility to complete and retain all student compliance requirements and provide evidence of compliance prior to attending a placement in any NSW Health Facility.

How do I become compliant?

CLICK HERE to review the steps!

What do I do?

You have to gather these documents as early as you can when you commence your course, and they will be assessed by NSW Health in order to meet the requirements of NSW Health policies that govern student placement in NSW Health facilities.

What evidence do I need to become 'compliant'?

Students must gather the following documents together: an Australian Police Check (NPC), Overseas police Check or statutory declaration (International students), NSW Health forms, Immunisations and vaccinations, MyGov COVID-19 certificate, Influenza vaccination and Blood Borne Virus Declaration (certain disciplines). Look up your program of study or subject in the Handbook entry to see if this is what applies to you.

Assessment vs Outcome - what's the difference?

  • A compliance assessment is where your document evidence is 'assessed'  against requirements set by NSW Health policy.
  • You must be assessed by NSW Health in your first enrolment year.
  • Western cannot predict the outcome of your assessment, nor inform you about your likely outcome of an assessment.
  • The compliance status of a student is an outcome of the compliance assessment.
  • NSW Health policy requires student to be compliant to attend a placement.
  • Your School may require a "compliant" outcome from your assessment in your first enrolment year, regardless of placement timing.
  • NSW Health will only award temporary compliance within your first enrolment year.

Why do I need to be assessed?

NSW Health requires students to be assessed in their first year of enrolment regardless of when they go on their first placement in any NSW Health facility. This ensures enough time for students to address any compliance or vaccination issues as early as possible.

Western and our NSW Health partners have a duty of care to ensure your safety, and the safety of the people you will interact with.

Click here to join the Student Compliance WESTERNLife group!  Information and resources just for students!

Need Help?

For help with student compliance visit the Student Compliance Resources webpage (opens in a new window)

For help with placements, contact your School placement team directly: