Pre commencement guide – Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery and Master of Nursing Studies

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

The 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 placement is not automatic. To qualify, you must complete a number of compulsory tasks and submit mandatory documentation to the School by the deadline of 26 February 2016.

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.

Click here to download the 2017 Pre-Commencement Guide.

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

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


The deadline to complete your compulsory tasks and submit mandatory documentation is 24 February 2017.

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 2017 Pre-Commencement Requirements

If you wish to start the process now, you may download some 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
QLD Health - Student Deed Poll submit once
QLD Health - Student Orientation Checklist submit once
QLD 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 approved Interruption to Study need to comply with the 2017 Pre-Commencement requirements, which may be different from the requirements that were in place when you started. Returning students will also be enrolled in the ‘NMSW Documents’ Blackboard site. The NMSW Student Administration will follow up with these students to advise what requirements are outstanding.


If you have any further questions, please contact the NMSW Student Administration.

Tel: 3365 2068