NSW Health Requirements

NSW Health Requirements


Requirements for NSW Health Compliance

Clinical placements are a substantial and essential element in the UNSW Medicine program. 


NSW Health requires all Medicine students undertaking clinical placements at their facilities to be fully compliant with their requirements. All UNSW Medicine students must be compliant for the entire duration of their studies.


UNSW Medicine enters Profile information (name, student ID, gender and year of birth) of students in Medicine program in ClinConnect which is a NSW Health database for managing all clinical training placements at public hospitals in NSW. 


Prior to your first clinical training session in Year 1, you are required to email your compliance documentation to NSW Health at SESLHD-StudentCompliance@health.nsw.gov.au for checking and verification.


If you meet their requirements, you will be given a COMPLIANT status in ClinConnect and will recieve a notification. If you are not fully compliant, NSW Health will directly advise of further documentation you need to provide in order to become fully compliant.


UNSW Medicine cannot overrule the decision of NSW Health and your clinical training will be delayed until you have met all requirements.


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.

Please refer to the Documentation, Submission and FAQs tabs for further information.

If you have further question after referring to all information and links on this page, you can email bmed.compliance@unsw.edu.au 



Compliance documentation

Students are advised to prepare the documentation needed for NSW Health compliance several months before commencing their studies. 

UNSW Medicine staff strives to keep the below information aligned with NSW Health requirements, however students must always refer to current requirements published at NSW Government HETI website.

Download Compliance Document Checklist

All students will need to present the following documentation:



NSW Health Compliance Checking 

Prior to your first clinical training session in Year 1, you are required to email your compliance documentation to SESLHD-StudentCompliance@health.nsw.gov.au for checking and verification.

  • You should attach all your documentation in one pdf file. 
  • Include your 7 digit Student ID in your email
  • Use your UNSW student official email for correspondence

After reviewing the documentation, NSW Health staff  gives students one of the following statuses in ClinConnect system:

    The student presented all necessary documentation and is fully compliant.
    This status is issued to students pending Hep B vaccination and is valid for 6-months. The student must provide pending documentation before the temporary verification expires.
    The student did not present sufficient documentation for verification.

If you are not fully compliant, NSW Health will directly instruct on what is needed to reach COMPLIANT status.



Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, please have a look at these frequently asked questions.

You may also find answers in FAQs provided by NSW Health in each section.

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