Students undertaking a Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences course with clinical or fieldwork placements must demonstrate compliance with immunisations, Police Check(s) and a Working with Children Check. All students must also complete a Student Acknowledgement/Undertaking Form at the commencement of their course.
These documents are to be uploaded to InPlace within the timelines provided so they can be verified by staff prior to any placements. You will not be able to attend any placements as a Monash student until all documents have been verified. For instructions on how to upload mandatory requirements, please refer to the Quick Reference Card on uploading evidence.
Note: all Australian states and territories have specific mandatory compliance requirements. Students are expected to comply prior to acceptance on clinical or fieldwork placements.
Compliance with the necessary checks and immunisation is part of being a health professional and ensures public safety as well as protecting yourself.
Students should ensure they read through the Student Placement Guide.
Reasons for Immunisation
Police and Working with Children Checks
Your School will advise you of the process for police and working with children checks.
- Australian Police checks – Are completed every 3 years (some agencies and placements require an annual check - including Paramedicine and Human Services placements). For more information visit the Police Checks website.
- Working with Children Checks- Are completed every 5 years. For more information visit the Working with Children Checks website.
Overseas Criminal History Check
Students are required (in addition to the Australian police check) to provide their School with evidence of an International criminal history check if they have, after the age of 16:
- Been a citizen or permanent resident of any country other than Australia; or
- Resided continuously in any single country other than Australia for 12 months or more.
How long does it take to complete all the immunisation requirements?
Students are advised to commence their immunisations as soon as possible as it can take a few months to complete all the requirements. It also depends on what immunisations you have already completed. Before you start at Monash make sure that you locate your current immunisation records.
Student to review requirements & complete vaccinations
Flu Immunisation Record Form
|Student to complete annually|
(to be taken at least 2 weeks apart from the COVID-19 vaccination)
COVID-19 Immunisation Record Instruction Form
|Student to complete all required doses |
(to be taken at least 2 weeks apart from the flu vaccination)
|Student Compliance Checklist||Checklist for Immunisation, Police, Working with Children & NDIS checks.|
*Frequently asked questions are available on the COVID-19 Clinical Placement Information page.
These two services understand the immunisation requirements for students and can provide assistance should students need to speak with an immunisation specialist.
Students can attend their own GP, however will need to advise their GP that all immunisation requirements as listed on the form are required. If immunisation documentation is incomplete or incorrect, student clinical placements could be delayed or cancelled which means that students will be unable to meet the clinical of fieldwork requirements of the course.
Students will be provided with further immunisation information by their School. This information is to assist students in understanding the process.
Additional Mandatory Compliance Requirements
Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Paramedicine
Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) &
Master of Radiation Therapy
NDIS Worker Screening Check
Respirator Mask Fit Test
What will it cost and who pays for it?
There are some costs associated with the checks and immunisation which are the responsibility of the student to pay.
Costs will differ between doctor services and the immunisation involved.
National (Australian) Police Check
International Criminal History Check
Working with Children Check
Variable depending on country of origin
|First Aid (Radiography and Medical Imaging)||$195 to $220|
|Medical and Fitness Assessment (Paramedicine)||$560|
When are the compliance documents due?
Your School will provide you with due dates for documents. You must complete the documents and upload them to InPlace so they can be verified by staff prior to any placements. You will not be able to attend any placements as a Monash student until all documents have been verified.
Who can I contact if I have questions at this stage?
Contact Monash Connect if you have any questions prior to enrolment or after you commence your studies.