There are two formal assessments, these assess you based on the subject criteria. They are graded as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory. The results will be recorded on your Clinical Assessment Form (CAF).
- It usually happens half way through your placement
- You’ll receive feedback, including what you can improve before the final assessment
- If you receive an unsatisfactory grade you’ll be given a Learning Support Plan
- A Learning Support Plan is to help you improve and help you pass the final assessment
- Done towards the end of your placement.
- If you miss some of your placement hours you’ll still have the assessment, but your results won’t be revealed until you make-up the missed hours.
- If you get unsatisfactory for this assessment, the facilitator will write a report and sent to the UTS
Learning objectives give you goals for your placement and act as your assessment criteria.
There are two sets of learning objectives for your clinical placement,
- The first links to the placement and is listed on your Clinical Assessment Form (CAF)
- The second is outlined in your course handbook for each clinical placement subject
See the UTS Handbook for details.
Querying a mark or grade
As with any subject within your degree, in certain circumstances, you can query your result. The Student Administration Unit website outlines the process for querying a mark or grade.
What if I don’t agree with my facilitator?
If a conflict arises between you and your facilitator, you’re encouraged to raise the issue with them first.
Clinical Assessment Form (CAF)
A Clinical Assessment Form (CAF) is filled out by your facilitator while you’re on your placement. Here are some points to keep in mind about you CAF:
- It’s your responsibility to take your CAF to your placement
- You’ll need to upload the completed CAF form to the MyPlacement. (before you submit it at the end of semester).
- You can use your CAF as evidence of your nursing experience and place it in your ePortfolio when applying for graduate positions
How to submit
- The final deadline for submitting your CAF is by 4 pm on the Friday one week after your final shift of placement
- Don’t forget to scan and save an electronic copy of your CAF before submitting it
- A late CAF is treated the same as a late assignment
- Penalties apply for CAFs that are submitted late. This can include failing the subject