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Student Clinical Placement Unit

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.

Clinical Placement Disciplines
Students and Universities
Guidelines for Students
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Clinical Placement Disciplines

In SWSLHD, students may gain clinical placements in any of the following disciplines depending on their career pathway and vacancies:

    1. Allied Health
    2. Medicine
    3. Midwifery
    4. Nursing
    5. Pharmacy
    6. Radiology
    7. Dentistry and Oral Health
    8. Paramedicine
    9. Health Promotion
    10. Exercise Physiology

Nursing Discipline

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.

Facility Nurse Educator Telephone
Bankstown Shalini Copland 9722 8049
Bowral Lynn Fraser 4861 0170
Braeside Shalesni Chand 9616 8911
Campbelltown & Camden Karissa Subedi 4634 4979
Fairfield Nalini Singh 9616 8157
Liverpool Zendy Galindo 8738 6857


Guidelines for Facilitators - Click here

Students and Universities

Students wishing to obtain a clinical placement in SWSLHD must go through their university or education provider.

Student Placement Agreements

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@

Booking Placements

Bi-Yearly Requests:

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:

Placements by Exception:

Provided there is remaining capacity, Education Providers may negotiate additional placements via a 'placement by exception' process:

Placement by Exception' requires the relevant SWSLHD contact person and the education provider to negotiate a placement. Regardless of the number of vacancies that may exist, SWSLHD reserves the right to decline requests. In most instances, students must contact their University or TAFE Clinical Placement Officer to gain a clinical placement.

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Clinical Placements in NSW Health Policy

AHPRA - Student Registration guidelines
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Contact Details

Marjorie Wong
Nurse Manager, Student Clinical Placement Unit
Tel: (02) 4634 4971
Mobile: 0439 008 798
Fax (02) 4634 4390 |




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