You need to read the inherent requirements document to:
- make sure you meet them
- sign the Student Placement Declaration Form
By signing you confirm that you have read and understood the requirements.
Inherent requirements are:
- an essential step in becoming a registered nurse
- used to assess any conditions or disabilities
- to make any reasonable adjustments
On placement, you will be exposed to the same situations and tasks that a registered nurse does.
Some will need specific physical, mental skills and abilities.
You might need to:
- Control your emotions in emergency situations or during patient suffering
- Undertake calculations to administer drugs correctly
- Take action quickly to instructions for patient care
- Stand for long periods, and lift equipment
- Be proficient in English to speak clearly with patients and staff
Reasonable clinical placement accommodations
These are adjustments that can be made to your placement due to outside commitments that are beyond your control.
Adjustments could be:
- Shifts at certain times of the day/ or avoiding certain days
- Placement that’s close to home
We will always do our best to accommodate your needs when approved. However, we are limited by what placements are available for us to use.
Who is eligible
You may be eligible if you:
- Have primary-carer commitments
- Are pregnant
- Have religious or cultural requirements
- Have commitments as an elite athlete or performer
- Have a significant one-off family commitment to attend such as a funeral or wedding.
Reasons that won’t be accepted include, but are not limited to:
- Holiday or travel plans
- Work commitments (volunteer or paid)
- Difficulties with transport (such as not having access to a car).
How to apply
Complete the form on the MyPlacement system. You'll also need to have registered with the Accessibility Service at the start of the semester. Applications must be received before the advertised cut-off date. Late applications won’t be accepted.
While all efforts will be made to grant eligible requests, it’s subject to:
- The availability of placements in healthcare facilities
- The availability of places in the healthcare facility you're assigned to
- Limitations the facility has for the provision of shifts at certain times of the day
- The availability of placements provided to UTS.
If you were granted reasonable clinical placement provisions for your first placement it does not mean that you will automatically receive it again. In most cases, you will need to reapply for each clinical subject you’re about to commence.
If you’re an international student, before you leave your home country make sure to have:
- Your first Hepatitis B vaccination*
- your first vaccination of MMR*, or a blood test to say you have immunity
- your first dose of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccination*
- your criminal record check from your home country.
*Make sure to bring your vaccination record. This will need to:
- stamp and date from the clinic or practice
- have the vaccine brand and
- batch number
When you see your Australian Doctor they will check it and fill out your NSW Vaccination Record card.
Getting more information on Inherent requirements
If you are unsure if a minor disability or condition will affect your ability to meet the requirements, make an appointment with the Academic Liaison Officer.
Academic Liaison Officer
Email: Academic Liaison Officer
Phone: 02 9514 5581
Phone: 02 9514 1177