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As a healthcare provider South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) strives for a workplace culture of high performance. It is committed to the development of the health workforce and is proud of its comprehensive, innovative and strategic approach to the provision of education and training.
The Student Clinical Placement Unit (SCPU) works with higher education providers to facilitate clinical placements for their students across SWSLHD.
SWSCEWD is a major delivery site for Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) under the auspices of the NSW Health Registered Training Organisation (RTO}. SWSCEWD is able to award full and part qualifications for both clinical and non-clinical courses.
SWSCEWD derives its strategic and operational direction from the South Western Sy.dney Local Health District Education and Training Strategic Plan 2015 - 2021.
In SWSLHD, students may gain clinical placements in any of the following disciplines depending on their career pathway and vacancies:
Facility Clinical Placement Co-Ordinators
The role of the Facility Coordinator is to act as an on-site point of contact for students, facilitators and to address any issues that may occur on a day-to-day basis. If the Facility Co-Coordinator is not reachable, contact may be made with staff from the Student Clinical Placement Unit on 8738-5920.
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Students wishing to obtain a clinical placement in SWSLHD must go through their university or education provider.
SWSLHD will only provide clinical placement opportunities for those higher education providers who have a Student Placement Agreement (SPA) with SWSLHD.
To obtain a Student Placement Agreement (SPA), please contact Manager, Student Clinical Placement Unit at: SWSLHD-SCPU@ health.nsw.gov.au
The Education Providers book placements during what is called 'requesting rounds' through the Health Education and Training lnstitute's (HETI) Clinical Placement Portal. These requesting rounds occur twice per semester. To understand the requirements please access the following link: https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/Placements-Scholarships-Grants/clinical-placements
Provided there is remaining capacity, Education Providers may negotiate additional placements via a 'placement by exception' process:
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NSW Health Code of Conduct
Clinical Placements in NSW Health Policy
AHPRA - Student Registration guidelines
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