The University of New South Wales

Medicine Program

NSW Health Requirements

NSW Health Requirements


Requirements for NSW Health Compliance

NSW Health requires that all medical students placed in any of its facilities are fully compliant with its requirements.  This applies to students undertaking clinical placements or who require access in any capacity to its facilities which includes all the teaching hospitals used by UNSW Medicine. Students need to always comply with patient Health Record and Information Privacy.


UNSW Medicine is required to enter information about all medical students into ClinConnect which is a NSW Health database for managing all clinical training placements in public hospitals in NSW. Information reported to ClinConnect includes student name, student number, gender and year of birth.


Prior to your first clinical training session in Year 1, you will need to provide certain documentation to be confirmed as fully compliant. This will be checked by staff from NSW Health on campus.  If you are not fully compliant, you will be instructed in what you need to do before you can commence your clinical training.  UNSW Medicine cannot overrule the decision of NSW Health staff and your clinical training will be delayed until you have completed all requirements.


Students must note that clinical placements are a substantial and essential element in the UNSW Medicine program. Students who fail to satisfy the requirements of NSW Health at any point during their enrolment in the program may be excluded from undertaking a clinical placement. This will delay progress in the program and may ultimately lead to exclusion from the program.

All students studying Medicine at UNSW must be compliant throughout the duration of their studies.

> Please refer to the Documentation, Compliance Checking and FAQs tabs for further information.

If you have any questions about NSW Health Compliance, please refer to the FAQ section before contacting us.



Compliance documentation

Where possible, students are advised to prepare the documentation needed for NSW Health compliance several months before the start of their studies. In addition to the below, you can also find further details on the NSW Health South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Student Compliance website.

Download Compliance Document Checklist

All students will need to present the following documentation:



Compliance Checking

NSW Health Compliance Checking 

UNSW Medicine requires all students to ensure they are compliant with NSW Health guidelines before their first hospital visit. As of 2020, all documentation is to be verified electronically. Students can organise their health compliance by emailing their documents to NSW Health staff to have these verified. 

Documentation is to be emailed to

The following information is required:

  • The student ID No. and surname must be in the Subject field 
  • The student ID card must be included every time documentation is sent 
  • Where possible, the receipt for your primary assessment should be provided
  • The name on the police check must match the student/employee card and ClinConnect unless a marriage certificate or change of name certificate is also included
  • All scanned copies must be in colour and readable
  • All Police Checks must be in PDF format
  • Students MUST send their documentation from their Education Provider issued email address if one was issued otherwise it MUST be sent from the email address that they registered with their Education Provider (which would therefore be the one recorded in ClinConnect)
  • NSW Health reserves the right to reject any documentation that cannot be verified authentically

All 1st year students must ensure their documents are verified with NSW Health before their first hospital visit. 

NSW Health staff will be able to give students one of the following verification statuses:

  • Verified
    The student presented all necessary documentation and is fully compliant.
  • Temporarily verified
    The student presented most documentation and has received a 6-month temporary verification. The student must provide further documentation before the temporary verification expires.
  •  Not verified
    The student did not present sufficient documentation for verification.

Where students are not verified or only temporarily verified, NSW Health staff will advise the student on what is needed to reach full verification.



Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, please have a look at these frequently asked questions. You may also find answers in the NSW Health FAQ section.

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