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This is the Clinical Placement system used by the Paramedic Science Program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Once you have logged into Sonia Online, your School homepage will become active. From here you can access information relating to your Clinical Placement including:

  • your placement details;
  • Forms and information for Mandatory Pre-Clinical Requirements;
  • Reminders and important dates;
  • Electronic forms;
  • Facility information;
  • Uploading and viewing pre-placement documentation.

Mandatory checks

The mandatory requirements for first year students are to be completed by the first Friday in June.

Click on the appropriate buttons below to be directed to information relating to that specific requirement, which will direct you to any forms, brochures, websites or other applicable information that you will need to fulfil the requirement. To be eligible for placement ALL mandatory requirements must be submitted by the due date.

Upload the following to your Sonia account:

  • Evidence of annual Influenza vaccination
  • First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Mental Health First Aid certificate
  • National Police Certificate
  • QAS Medical Assessment ‘Fit Slip’

You do not need to upload the following:

  • Blue Card – The Clinical Placement Office receives a copy directly
  • Evidence of immunisations and/or immunity – take this with you when you have your QAS Medical Assessment

All students

Blue Card (PDF 332KB)

Takes up to 10 weeks for processing

Immunisation (PDF 360KB)

All students must have completed the full course of all relevant vaccinations before commencing a clinical placement with the QAS

QAS Medical Assessment (PDF 319KB)

Medical assessment that will determine your ability to be able to complete the tasks required whilst on placement.

QAS Annual Clinical Placement Orientation Checklist (PDF 202KB)

Mandatory requirement for all students to complete one month prior to the commencement of each QAS placement

1st year students only

First aid and CPR (PDF 302KB)

Must be maintained and current until the completion of your PAR103 Clinical Placement

Mental Health First Aid on-line certificate (when instructed) (PDF 338KB)

Certificate will remain current for three years

National Police Certificate (PDF 355KB)

Takes 3–6 weeks for processing NB only Australian Federal Police certificate accepted

PLEASE NOTE: You will be granted full access to SONIA Online, once you have been enrolled into your program.

If you have extenuating circumstances that may delay your submission of any mandatory requirement it is essential that you contact the Paramedic Clinical Placement Office to request an extension.

If you experience any technical difficulties with Sonia, please direct these enquires to IT services (including screenshots and a full explanation of the error and the device you are using).

If you require any assistance with your mandatories, please contact the Clinical Placement Office email paramedicplacements@usc.edu.au.

Questions or concerns regarding mandatory requirements can be directed to:

Clinical Placement Office (Building H1.G.66)
Tel: +61 7 5459 4561 or +61 7 5456 3483
Email: paramedicplacements@usc.edu.au

Student Paramedic Uniforms

You will be required to purchase the student paramedic uniform which includes shirt, trousers, boots, belt, personal protective equipment and soft shell jacket before going on placement. The approximate cost of the full uniform set is $550. You will be notified by the Placement Office by email when fittings are scheduled.

You will also be required to purchase other items of personal medical equipment such as a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer.

Travel and accommodation

All travel and accommodation expenses incurred whilst undertaking clinical placements are the responsibility of the student.

Please note: While the University will attempt to place you close to your preferred placement area for clinical practicum courses this cannot be guaranteed and you may be required to undertake some of your clinical placements outside the region or in a rural area within Queensland.


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Please note

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their mandatory documents are current and that the originals are available for sighting on request from USC or Placement Staff.

This database is a ‘work in progress’ – you may still need to check Blackboard for additional information, and some facility information may be provided via additional emails. If you believe any of the content is incorrect please contact the placement coordinator.

Mandatory checks

View your mandatory placement requirements.

Please Note: It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their mandatory requirements are fulfilled before attending placement.

Mandatory checks

Login to Sonia Online

  • first select your role (i.e. Student / Site / Clinical Facilitator)
  • next enter your ‘USC username’ and ‘password’ in the spaces provided
  • then click on the ‘sign in’ button

Sonia for Students App

Download the Sonia for Students App:

Sonia support

For more information or technical support:

Email: USCSoniaSupport@usc.edu.au