Some placement providers (particularly Queensland Health and aged care facilities) require students to obtain a Criminal History Check, and to have one in place for the entirety of their clinical placements. Regardless of your cohort (domestic or international) all students must provide an Australian National Police Certificate (NPC).  

An Australian National Police Certificate (NPC) provides a student with ‘clearance’, or in some cases, a notification of a student’s ‘disclosable history’. A police certificate discloses whether a person has been convicted of an offence; has been charged with and found guilty of an offence but discharged without conviction; or is the subject of any criminal charge still pending before a Court.

It is highly recommended that you apply for a criminal history check promptly, as a criminal history check can take up to three months to be processed. 

The initial check must be no more than three (3) months old at the time of submission. All students will then be required to maintain a National Police Certificate that is current for the entirety of their clinical placements and be no older than three (3) years at the end of their final placement.

Your Criminal History Check/s should be submitted to the Placements system, and uploaded to the relevant attribute.