Student Compliance

The Student Compliance team within the Placements Hub, is a central team that works closely with Schools here at Western to provide management and maintenance of student compliance requirements and data.

Who requires Student Compliance?

As a requirement of courses at Western where students are entering a NSW Health facility as part of any fieldwork, research or clinical placement, students are required to produce evidence of current immunisation or vaccination against infectious diseases. Students MUST be deemed to be compliant with NSW Health requirements. You need to be 'Compliant'.

What does that mean?

You need to be assessed through a process, known as ‘Student Compliance’. It is a mandatory, legislative and regulatory requirement, and you cannot attend a placement without it. You need it to demonstrate you are ready for placement.To assist you, you will been assigned an Interview for this purpose by the  Placements team


Western and our placement partners have a duty of care to ensure your safety, and the safety of the people you will interact with. It is each student’s responsibility to complete all student compliance requirements and provide evidence of compliance as part of the NSW Health verification process prior to attending fieldwork, research or clinical placement in a NSW Health Facility.

How do I become compliant?

You will be required to attend a Student Compliance Interview in the first year of your course. You will be contacted by the Compliance Team with your interview date, time and location. It is mandatory to attend. What to bring to your interview can be found:

Failure to meet Student Compliance requirements could result in you being denied entry to a NSW Health facility and may jeopardise your progression in the associated unit.

Need Help?

Visit Helpful Student Compliance Resources (opens in a new window) in the first instance.

For more information on placement, contact your relevant placement area directly:

For Student Compliance support contact