The UTS MyPlacement system keeps all of the information about you and your placement. It holds:
- Records of your personal details
- Records of placements you’ve undertaken, or are about to undertake
- Copies of forms
- Clinical Assessment Forms (CAFs)
- Your Clinical compliance status and verification information
Learn more about using MyPlacement with the MyPlacement Student Fact Sheet.
Clinical placement allocation
As a nursing or midwifery student, you will be allocated a placement based on the subject you are enrolled in. The CPU will endevour to place you at a facility within 90 mins of your home address.
Clinical placement locations
- Placements are located within the Sydney Metro area and could be at a public or private hospital or health facility.
- For information on rural and regional hospitals, and healthcare facilities contact the Clinical Practice Unit.
Submitting preferences (3rd year Nursing students only)
You'll be able to see the preferences when you have:
Obtained clinical compliance
Signed and submitted (via MyPlacement) your Placement Declaration Form
Completed the Inherent Requirements form
Getting Placements outside of Sydney
By your second year of study, you can apply to:
- undertake a placement in a rural or regional setting.
Students have had great learning experiences undertaking placements in rural and regional healthcare facilities.
Conflicts of interest could involve:
Having a relative working at the same facility
Being employed at the healthcare facility.
If you believe that the facility you’ve been placed in poses a significant conflict of interest, contact the Clinical Practice Unit.
Can I request to be placed in a healthcare facility I'm already working at?
No, you’re required to undertake a placement somewhere else. This is because:
You may have certain information (as a paid member of staff) which is not shared with students. This can result in conflicts of interest
The faculty wants you to get the best possible learning experience from your placement. Working in a healthcare facility that you’re already familiar with, may not leave you feeling as if you have broadened your skills and experience.
In some cases, students who have arranged a placement at a healthcare facility they’re employed at have turned up for their first day and were told they must find a placement elsewhere.
Can I get permission to complete a placement at a healthcare facility that's not on the list for my subject?
In certain situations, this may be possible.
However, the facility needs to have an agreement with UTS and the process can take up to a year. The earlier you let us know about a facility you'd like to attend the better the chance it will be possible.
To discuss your proposal contact the Clinical Practice Unit.