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 2016 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 26 February 2016.

Where to Submit

After you have accepted your offer and enrolled in your Semester 1 courses we will enrol 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 2016 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.



Immunisations (except Influenza)

submit once

Influenza vaccination

submit each year

Blue Card

submit every 3 years

Apply First Aid Certificate

submit once

CPR Certificate

submit each year

National Police Check

submit once

QLD Health - Student Deed Poll

submit once

QLD Health - Student Orientation Checklist

submit once

QLD Health - Learning Education Online Module

present at placement

NMSW Fitness to Undertake Clinical Practice

submit once

Clinical Placements Risk Assessment

submit once

NMSW Student Placement Agreement

submit once

Uniform and badge order

submit annually as required

Returning Students

Students returning from approved Interruption to Study need to comply with the 2016 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

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au