How will I find out if my placement is affected?

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, public health directions have been swiftly issued by the Chief Health Officer of Queensland.  WIL placements have been, and will continue to be, impacted by these COVID-19 restrictions.

In the event of a change in public health directions, school staff will confirm with providers if or how placements will be impacted and school staff will proceed to communicate these impacts directly to affected students.

Due to the highly changeable appetite amongst providers for students to be vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible and upload your evidence to your my.UQ request when you are vaccinated in order to:

  • Protect your own personal safety and that of your clients
  • Maximise your opportunity to attend clinical placements for the remainder of 2021 so that you can continue to progress through your program.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Do not attend your placement if you are unwell/experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms
  • Follow all QLD government health advice
  • If you (or anyone in your household) are tested for COVID-19 stay at home until you/they receive the test results
  • Follow advice from your placement provider regarding their workplace social distancing and PPE requirements
  • Ensure your Placement Supervisor and UQ Placement Coordinator/CELM/Course Staff are aware of your inability to attend placement, due to sickness or testing requirements, as soon as possible.
  • Upload your evidence of vaccination to your my.UQ request as soon as you have received your doses. Please note evidence of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is now required to be eligible for placements in aged care facilities in non-impacted locations. Where a student or volunteer is already required to be vaccinated under a public health direction, these requirements will continue to be in place.
  • As per Hospital entry direction from the CHO, Part 5 (32) A vaccinated student must [be able to] provide evidence of having received the prescribed number of doses of their COVID-19 vaccination if requested by the operator of a hospital, or their nominated representative. Please ensure you have evidence of vaccination status saved on any relevant device you take to placement, or have a paper copy of your evidence with your personal belongings.

Please be assured that your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact your Placement Coordinator and/or Student Services .

Contact us

Student enquiries
Placement Ready team
habs.placementready@uq.edu.au

Visit us
Room 539A, Level 5, 
Human Movement Studies Building (26B)

Individual student consultations are available on:

  • Mondays 1pm – 4pm

  • Wednesdays 9am – 12pm

Online Chat

The HABS Placement Ready team are available for online chat Monday to Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm.

You can find the chat function on the Prepare for your placement homepage

Zoom appointments

Students can book 1:1 zoom consultations with a member of the HABS Placement Ready Team via Student Hub.

Search the appointments menu for ‘HaBS Placement Ready 1:1 Consultation’ to find available appointments to book into.