There are a range of pre-placement requirements set by The University of Queensland (UQ) and placement sites that you are required to meet prior to the commencement of placements.

This page provides you with a list of the requirements, as well as background information on why these tasks are necessary, approximate costs and timeframes, and instructions on how to complete each task. You should allow yourself plenty of time to read through what is required of you, and familiarise yourself with each task. You need to be well organised and methodical.

There is a lot to do, and it is important that you complete everything well prior to your placement to enable success in your course and for your preparation to enter the workforce. You must supply accredited documentation to confirm you have met and completed each requirement.

Unfortunately, failure to complete all of your requirements by the deadline will disqualify you from attending placement, and significantly impact your ability to complete your program. This includes ensuring your certificates are current and have been renewed if necessary.

We understand the process can be a little daunting, and we are here to help. We will be sending you regular communications by email – please do not ignore these emails.

For information on requirements specific to your course, please refer to the undergraduate or postgraduate requirements tables. Please note that your requirements will depend on your course. Refer to either the undergraduate or postgraduate table first to understand which requirements apply to you.

Pre-placement requirements include:

  • Immunisations
  • Blue card
  • First Aid and CPR
  • National Police Certificate and Statutory Declaration
  • UQ Clinical Placement Safety Training
  • Queensland Health* (additional requirement depending on placement site)
  • Yellow Card*

* Additional requirement depending on placement site.


Submitting your requirements

You will submit all of your pre-placement compliance via InPlace. InPlace is a placement software that UQ uses to track your mandatory pre-placement requirements.

There are a number of forms that you will need to complete for your pre-placement tasks. All of the pre-placement documents and forms can be found in InPlace. Please follow these steps:

  1. Log into InPlace.
  2. Click on the Shared Documents tab at the top of the page.
  3. Locate, download and complete all the relevant pre-placement documents and forms.

You can access InPlace via your my.UQ dashboard, or you can visit directly.

For information about how to navigate InPlace and how to submit your pre-commencement documents, please refer to our In Place Document Submission Guide, which can be found in the Shared Documents tab when you log into InPlace. 

Please refer to the InPlace How to Guide (PDF, 752KB) for more information.