Clinical Placement Agreements
To place any student at SA Health site(s) all education and training providers are required to have a current Clinical Placement Agreement with South Australia executed on behalf of the Minister for Health (Host) and the Education and Training Providers (Institution). The Agreement provides an overarching legal framework for Education and Training Providers to request clinical placements in SA Health facilities and sets out obligations for both parties. The Agreements are inclusive of all professional entry level health professionals. They have been developed with consultation and feedback with Education and Training Providers, and replace the Clinical Placement Deeds that were previously in place. As part of the Agreement education and training providers have a responsibility to ensure that students comply with all SA Health’s pre-placement requirements.
Education and training providers
The following education and training providers currently have Clinical Placement Agreements in place with SA Health:
- Aboriginal Health Council of SA
- Adelaide Training and Employment Centre
- Australian Catholic University
- Australian College of Nursing
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch)
- Celtic Training
- Central Queensland University
- Charles Darwin University
- Charles Sturt University
- Curtain University
- Deakin University
- Department of Defence
- Edith Cowan University
- Education Training and Employment Australia
- Equals International
- Federation University
- Flinders University
- Griffith University
- Ikon Institute
- Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA)
- James Cook University
- Job Training Institute
- La Trobe University
- MADEC Australia
- Open Colleges
- Queensland University of Technology
- RDNS Training and Silver Chain Training
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
- SMP Training
- Southern Cross Education Institute
- Southern Cross University
- TAFE NSW
- TAFE SA
- The Australian National University
- The University of Adelaide
- The University of Newcastle
- The University of South Australia
- Think Education
- Time Education and Training
- University of Southern Queensland
- University of Tasmania
- University of Technology Sydney
- Yourlife Health and Learning Inc
Please note that it is the responsibility of the health site to liaise with the education and training provider around administrative details of the placements, such as site orientation, shifts, etc. This can only occur once an Agreement has been executed.
The Agreement does not cover current staff from other organisations who wish to upgrade their skills or gain experience in a specific clinical field (with the exception of Defence Personnel who are covered by a current Clinical Placement Program Deed with SA Health) and who are not enrolled through an education and training provider. In this case you will need to contact the appropriate Local Health Network for further information to arrange this.
The generic templates for the SA Health Clinical Placement Agreement, the Clinical Placement Request Form and the Deed Poll are:
This has been supplied as a Word document. It is recommended that health professions who do not use the online booking system, placeright™, use the Clinical Placement Request Form to ensure clear agreement of the clinical placement details. The Clinical Placement Request Form should be signed by both parties and a copy kept by each.
Under the new Clinical Placement Agreement, a Clinical Placement Deed Poll must be signed by students, as well as any education provider staff members who attend SA Health sites and who are not current SA Health employees. Students and education providers must complete and sign the Deed Poll and provide a copy to the Host and the Institution when requested.
Please note that education and training providers do not need to witness the Deed Poll; nor are they obliged to keep a copy on record; this is the responsibility of the student / staff member. Random audits will be undertaken by SA Health, commencing in 2017, to ensure that students have signed the Deed Poll, have the necessary criminal history checks, and have all their immunisation requirements up to date. Students who are already undertaking placements as part of their course are expected to comply by 30 November 2016 and staff must comply immediately.
If you have any further questions or would like additional information please contact the Manager, Health Education and Strategic Engagement on 08 82266 406.