Clinical Placement information

All students  will need to complete supervised clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria and with other health agencies. Please note that travel will be involved, as all students must undertake placements in rural or regional areas with Ambulance Victoria. Students are responsible for travel, accommodation and  living expenses.

Before  undertaking placements students must:

  • complete a  National Police Records Check
  • hold a  valid Working with Children Check
  • comply with the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Immunisation Policy. For further information please see Mandatory Compliance Policy.

Note: full  immunisation compliance is required prior to completing the Medical &  Fitness Assessment

  • pass a medical and fitness assessment
  • have the required specific placement uniform (Ambulance  Victoria / other health agencies)

Failure to  hold satisfactory checks or meet the immunisation / medical & fitness /  uniform requirements may result in students being unable to complete their  course.

Prospective  students should also note that graduates need to have a full  (unrestricted) driving licence to be employed by some ambulance services.

Medical & Fitness Assessment

Students must pass a prescribed  medical and fitness assessment with an agency appointed by Ambulance Victoria.  This is a prerequisite for participation in clinical placements with Ambulance  Victoria. Students who receive an offer of a place in the course need to  undertake this assessment early  in Semester 1.

The health and fitness assessment  process involves a review of medical history and physical fitness.  You  need to carefully consider your full medical history and ask questions  early.  A medical issue that you may otherwise assume is not an issue, may  prevent you meeting the medical history test.  Similarly the fitness test  involves a thorough physical examination and includes a fitness test that may require you to undertake fitness preparation.

Further details regarding the medical and fitness test including costs will be provided at the enrolment session for this course.

Monash does not accept  responsibility for students who enrol but cannot complete the course due to an  inability to meet the medical and fitness tests imposed by Ambulance Victoria.

Details of the physical assessment can be downloaded from here: AV Physical Capacity Testing Protocols Pre Employment Candidate Pack

If you have any questions or concerns about your medical history or physical health and fitness, you must call Ambulance Victoria Medical Services Provider on telephone 1800 240 395 to obtain information and advice prior to accepting this offer.

Uniform requirements

Students enrolled in the Bachelor Paramedicine must purchase specified uniforms to be worn on placements and whilst participating in practical classes. All prices listed are subject to change from year to year and may vary depending on location of purchase. 
A clinical uniform for placement with Ambulance Victoria consists of Cargo pants $135, Monash polo $60, Boots $160-220, Wet weather jacket $150, and Monash high visibility vest $50. A clinical uniform for placements with non-ambulance health agencies is also required. This consists of a Monash polo $60 and black dress pants $60. 
All items are available from the Monash bookshop. Other equipment may also be required.

Clinical Placement Coordinator
Ms Pamela Dooley

School of Primary and Allied Health Care
Building G
McMahons Road
Frankston Vic, 3199
Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4257
Email: pamela.dooley@monash.edu