Criminal record checks
The NSW Ministry of Health has a policy of carrying out criminal record checks on all students who are undertaking clinical placements or who require access in any capacity to facilities operated by the Department. (This includes all the Teaching Hospitals used by UNSW in its Medicine program.) The check is conducted by the NSW Police Service and is coordinated by the Ministry of Health and UNSW.
The ministry undertakes these checks because it has a duty of care to all patients and clients receiving services from the Department.
You can obtain further details from your program authority.
Students required to complete clinical training in the NSW hospital system will be subject to various guidelines and procedures laid down for health workers by the NSW Ministry of Health relating to immunisation, infection and blood-borne viruses. You can obtain further details from your program authority.