Medical Sciences and Pathology

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An exciting part of your Medical Sciences and Pathology degree involves on the job training through Workplace Learning (WPL).

To assist you with your WPL journey, the following tabs contain important information and guides to ensure you are aware of your WPL requirements.

The following indicates your compulsory Workplace Learning (WPL) components:

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology)

  • BMS265 - Integrated Clinical Placement for Medical Laboratory Science 1 (210 hours)
  • BMS365 - Integrated Clinical Placement for Medical Laboratory Science 2 (210 hours)
  • BMS424 - Integrated Clinical Placement for Medical Laboratory Science 3 (140 hours)

It is mandatory as a Charles Sturt University student to maintain specific prerequisite requirements throughout their degree. These include NSW Health compliance requirements and Charles Sturt University Workplace Learning pre-requisites. The following information will assist to achieve compliance.

NSW Health requirements - Mandatory

Due first year of study and no later than 30 June

  • Australian National Police Check
  • NSW Health Code of Conduct
  • Immunisations and Vaccinations
  • Influenza vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Visit NSW Health for more information

Use the following checklist to help organise your requirements:

Download NSW Health compliance checklist

Once NSW compliance requirements are obtained, email them to for processing. Please enter in the email subject line your: Student ID / Student name / Discipline / Compliance.

For further assistance please see the FOSH WPL Student Guide to NSW Health Compliance.

Charles Sturt University WPL requirements - Highly Recommended

Due first year of study and no later than 30 June

  • First Aid including CPR
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Working with Children Checks
  • Online Course (Hand Hygiene)
  • ID Badge

Information can be found on the Faculty of Science and Health Workplace Learning Interact 2 site.  Charles Sturt students and staff are required to self enrol to obtain access by following the following guide:

Download the discipline requirements checklist

Once Charles Sturt University WPL requirements are obtained, instructions on how to upload to InPlace can be found on the above Interact2 site.

To support your Workplace Learning journey the following services will provide you with important information:

  • Student support services – Student Charter, Financial support, technical support, Special Consideration, Make a complaint and Appeals and reviews.
  • Support and wellbeing services – Access to Disability services, First Nations students, International students, Research students, LGBTIQA+ students, Refugee students, Elite athletes.
  • Three Rivers Department of Rural Health – Support for eligible students with subsidised accommodation or financial assistance while on placement in the Three Rivers locations, Online learning modules, access to the Charles Sturt Student Rural Health Club, rural career opportunities and pathways to further health study. Students can also access the UDRH map here which has all of the UDRH mapped across Australia with contact details to check their placement locations.
  • Scholarships and Grants – Access to apply for Charles Sturt University Scholarships and Grants and also from external providers.
  • WorkPlace Health and Safety Incident management reporting – reporting an incident or hazard within
    24hrs or as soon as possible after the event via the Protecht online form
  • Insurance - contact the Student Liaison Officer for further information  or support.

To assist with the Workplace Learning (WPL) journey, the following resources provide important information:

Need help or assistance?

Please contact the Faculty of Science and Health Workplace Learning Team.

Phone: +61 26933 3010