Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Bachelor of Paramedicine

The Bachelor of Paramedicine and Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine include on-road professional placement (Work Place Learning) with the Ambulance Service of NSW.

Placement enables students to experience real situations, have the opportunity to connect theory with practice, and demonstrate clinical skills and professional behaviours. These placements occur during years two and three of the program.  During first year, volunteer placements in a variety of work places will be introduced.

Mandatory Requirements

Students are required to do an authorised amount of time in Workplace Learning.  To be eligible to attend any Workplace Learning placement you will need to submit to your Workplace Learning Administrative Officer the following documentation:

  • National Police Certificate
  • Vaccination Record card
  • Code of Conduct Form

Please note: These documents need to be actioned as soon as possible.

National Police Certificate

As part of your compliance check, you must provide an original nation police check.  The national police check can be ordered via your home state police force or you can obtain a national police check via a CrimTrac accredited broker. If you obtain a check via a CrimTrac accredited broker it must comply with the following:

  • It must be from a CrimTrac Accredited Broker Agency (as listed on the CrimTrac's website) or an Australian State or Territory Police Force or the Australian Federal Police (if you live in the ACT); and
  • It must state that it is a National or Australia wide check; and
  • It must include the student's full name and their date of birth; and
  • It must not have any offences listed (students with a criminal history must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the Employment Screening and Review Unit, NSW HealthShare); and
  • The name on the Police Certificate must be the same name as on the Student's ID card.

CrimTrac information can be found via their website at

www.crimtrac.gov.au/information-individuals

Immunisations/Vaccination Record Card

All students attending placement in a health organisation must have a documented immunisation/vaccination history.

You should note that some of the vaccinations required can take some time to complete especially the Hepatitis B program which takes 6 months, and they can be very expensive.   Please obtain your vaccination history as soon as possible so that any vaccinations that are required can be commenced/completed in time for placement.

You must produce the documentation that supports any vaccinations and serology results you may already have received and any further vaccinations/serology results you must have to meet the requirements of NSW Health.

You will need to have your GP or Medical Centre nurse complete all the information on the Vaccination Card and each vaccination must have date of vaccination and Batch number recorded together with the signature of the registered health practitioner recording the information and the Medical Centre practice stamp.

You are required to obtain a HARD copy of pathology results and these must be attached to your vaccination card.

Your vaccination history information is available from:

  1. Childhood immunisation records that many of your parents/guardians will have.
  2. Your local GP will have records if your vaccinations were given by them.

Paramedic Student Uniform

The Paramedic Student uniform is compulsory for professional Placement.

Please note that students must wear their uniforms to tutorial sessions during the semester commencing Week 2. This ruling complies with OH &S requirements for students working in laboratories, assists with an effective team working approach and fosters a professional approach to the Paramedic Programme. This requirement also ensures that students have the appropriate uniform and meet the approved standard of practice for clinical placement.

Uniform Items

Detailed information about uniforms will be provided in Orientation Week.

Compulsory Items

  • Dark blue trousers (not jeans) with a single fluro stripe/band.
  • Black boots (Redback or similar / no heels / compliance with OH&S). Boots without steel caps are preferred.
  • Black belt
  • Navy jumper (no logos)
  • 2 Blue non-crease short or long sleeve Chambray (colour 5577AA Hex or 85,119,170 RGB) shirts with CSU logo on sleeve & above breast pocket. You will need your name embroidered on the shirt on the right hand side (in line with the CSU logo)
  • Safety glasses: must be compliant with the NZ/AUS 1337 code

Optional Extras – not compulsory items 

  • Navy Blue Spray Jacket
  • High visibility wet weather pants and jacket

Suppliers

An Industry standard helmet and safety vest is issued to each student prior to placement.

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