Pre-placement requirements

Pre-placement requirements

What do I need to do before I start?

  • Up-to-date immunisations
  • Current Hand Hygiene certificate
  • Current Basic Life Support competency
  • Current Manual Handling competency
  • Current Medication Competency
  • Current Police Clearance
  • All students are required to complete and return a signed copy of the Student Placement Confidentiality Deed


The Student Placement Confidentiality Deed must be completed, signed, dated and returned via email to no later than one week prior to commencement of your placement. Failure to submit this document may result in the student placement offer being withdrawn. 

During placement with our organisation, students will be privy to confidential information relating to clients, families, employees, volunteers and Silver Chain activities. It is our policy that no information be divulged in writing, verbally or any other means to any third party without prior consent or permission of the Chief Executive Officer. Any breach of this policy will be considered gross misconduct.

Why do we need your contact and emergency contact details?

Community nursing placements will often involve students meeting preceptors outside of a designated office location. For the safety of students, it is important that we are able to contact the student directly should there be a change of preceptor or if the preceptor is delayed in collecting the student. In the event that a student does not arrive for placement and is not able to be contacted, we require details of the student's emergency contact. Please complete these details in the space provided on the Student Placement Confidentiality Deed.


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