You will be required to get a national police check (also known as a police certificate, police clearance certificate, criminal history check or criminal record check) before you can attend a placement in a NSW Ministry of Health facility. Many other placements will also require this check. Your check needs to be clear to ensure you can attend your placement.
More information can be found on the NSW Health website.
The name appearing on your National police check must match the name on your University student identification card. If they do not match the national police check will not be accepted by NSW Health. If your name changes during the course of your degree you will need to obtain and submit a new National police check.
If you are an Australian citizen or Australian resident, you need to apply online for a national police check. This can be done through one of the accredited bodies listed on the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) website.
Police checks (also referred to as Criminal Record Checks) are valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
You need to apply online for a national police check. This can be done through one of the accredited bodies listed on the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) website.
You will also need to provide either:
If you are an international student or have resided overseas since the age of 18, you will need to provide both an Australian police check and either a police check from your home country or complete a Statutory Declaration witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.
If you have a criminal history, this will not always prevent you from attending your placement.
You will need to apply for an assessment through HealthShare NSW Employment Screening and Review Unit. Depending on the nature of your criminal history, you may be provided with a Clinical Placement Authority Card or a Conditional Letter and will be allowed to complete your clinical placement.
To apply for an assessment, contact the HealthShare NSW Employment Screening and Review Unit directly on +61 2 8848 5175.
In this instance, it would be simpler to complete a Statutory Declaration with a Justice of the Peace and this will cover you for all countries. Find a Justice of the Peace.