The checklist below is to be reviewed for all Placement Providers, for Internship Placement.
the posting/ excursion offer good opportunities for fulfilling the student’s
students would the posting/ excursion suit? (e.g. level and specific areas of
interests for the student)
provider understands the aims and learning outcomes of the posting or
of the appropriate level of student responsibility
learning agreement prepared and signed.
assessment conducted by the key university staff, using the Student Placement Risk Profiling form
for Placement Providers.
informed of any particular risks and measures taken to minimize risks.
are aware and understand their responsibility for their personal health and
are made aware of their responsibilities during the period of the placement to
the Placement Provider; members of the public with whom they may come into
contact during the placement; and the university.
are fully briefed in a preparation session.
sign for receipt of briefing information
necessary preliminary training undertaken (e g. manual handling, first aid, or
any specific risk training)
to student ratios acceptable (if appropriate)
trained supervisors and/or mentors allocated to students by provider.
person within the university for student and provider allocated
for maintaining contact with the university are in place, including planned
visits by staff/tutors, where appropriate.
arrangements to, from and at location arranged (perhaps by the student)
to work at location obtained, if required
made for students with disabilities (contact CPSC for advice)
the student have suitable accommodation, where appropriate, arranged either by
the Placement Provider, the university or the student themselves?
General Health and Safety
the Placement Provider have a health and safety policy?
If so, is the safety policy suitable and
sufficient for the hazards likely to be encountered?
catering arrangements in place (drinking water, any special dietary needs, food
preparation and storage acceptable)
aid arrangements and equipment in place.
emergency procedures explained (e.g. In case of fire, accident)?
potential risks to personal safety assessed and minimized?
Insurance coverage acceptable, for the duration of placement?
to visit location in advance of the placement, where practicable
provided on the mechanisms, working practices, work culture, uniform, conduct
and professional values.
is issued any uniform, protective clothing or equipment necessary
International Office contacted for local
information on customs, cultural factors, country-specific risks
Visa and health requirements (e.g. Have repatriation issues been considered in case
of health, injury or fatality as a result of work or otherwise)
After the Placement
students encouraged to provide feedback on the experience?
Providers are encouraged to provide feedback on their experience, and any ways
in which the process could be improved