Nursing

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An exciting part of your Nursing degree involves on the job training through Workplace Learning (WPL).

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

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

Bachelor of Nursing (4421NS)

  • NRS173 Nursing Workplace Learning 2 (11.43 days - 80 hours)
  • NRS276 Nursing Workplace Learning 3 (22.86 days - 160 hours)
  • NRS282 Nursing Workplace Learning 4 (22.86 days - 160 hours)
  • NRS386 Nursing Workplace Learning 5 (25 days - 200 hours)
  • NRS398 Nursing Workplace Learning 6 (25 days - 200 hours)

It is mandatory as a Charles Sturt University student to obtain and maintain specific requirements throughout their degree. These include NSW Health compliance requirements and Charles Sturt University Workplace Learning requirements. The following information will assist in achieving compliance.

NSW Health requirements - Mandatory

Due within first year of study and no later than Start of Year Enrolment 31 May and Mid-Year Enrolment 30 September

  • 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, submit them by email to a NSW Health representative for assessment and verification.

When sending documents to NSW Health please enter in the email subject line: CSU / Student ID / Student Name / Discipline / Compliance

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

Charles Sturt University WPL requirements - Mandatory

Due within first year of study and no later than the dates indicated below.

  • First Aid including CPR
    1st session enrolment: 31 May. 2nd session enrolment: 30 September.
  • Working with Children Check
    1st session enrolment: 31 May. 2nd session enrolment: 30 September.
  • Uniforms and ID Badge
    As per Bachelor of Nursing WPL Handbook
  • Fit Testing
    Prior to first scheduled placement block as per the WPL Calendar

Charles Sturt University WPL requirements - Highly Recommended

  • Mental Health First Aid

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 obtained, instructions on how to upload to InPlace can be found on the above Faculty of Science and Health Interact2 site.

To assist with the Workplace Learning journey, the following services provide 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
Email: FOSH-WPL@csu.edu.au