Welcome and congratulations on being selected to study at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Our nursing and midwifery programs comprise courses that have lectures and problem-based learning groups, incorporated with clinical experiences in a simulated setting in selected teaching hospitals and community health facilities.

Attending clinical placements is not automatic. To qualify, you must complete a number of compulsory tasks and submit mandatory documentation to the School by the deadline of 16 February 2018.

The Pre-commencement Guide provides you with a list of the requirements, which you must complete, as well as background information on why these tasks are necessary, and instructions on how to complete each task.

Download the Pre-commencement Guide (PDF, 1.3MB)

The Pre-Commencement Guide is for students enrolled in these programs:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Master of Nursing Studies.


The deadline to complete your compulsory tasks and submit mandatory documentation is 16 February 2018.

Where to submit

After you have accepted your offer and enrolled in your Semester 1 courses we will enroll you in a dedicated ‘NMSW Documents’ Blackboard site.

The ‘NMSW Documents’ Blackboard site is an online portal which allows you to download forms, submit completed documents and check the progress of your submissions. This removes the need for you to come into the School office to give us your paperwork.

Read the Pre-Commencement Guide for instructions on how to access and use the site.

Summary of 2018 requirements

If you wish to start the process now, download forms from the Pre-Commencement Guide. However, you will have to wait until you have been enrolled in the NMSW Documents Blackboard site before submitting the forms.

Requirement Frequency
Immunisations (except influenza) Submit once
Influenza vaccination Submit yearly
Blue Card Submit every 3 years
Apply First Aid Certificate Submit once
CPR Certificate Submit yearly
National Police Check Submit once
Queensland Health – Student Deed Poll Submit once
Queensland Health – Student Orientation Checklist Submit once
Queensland Health – iLearn@QHealth Online Modules Present at placement
NMSW Fitness to Undertake Clinical Practice Submit once
Clinical Placement Risk Assessment Submit once
NMSW Student Placement Agreement Submit once
Uniform and badge order Submit once

Returning students

Students returning from an approved interruption need to comply with 2018 pre-commencement requirements, which may be different to the requirements in place when you started.

Returning students will also be enrolled in the NMSW Documents Blackboard site. The School will follow up with you to advise what requirements are outstanding.


If you have any questions, contact:

NMSW Student Administration
Phone: (07) 3365 2068
Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au