Elective placement documentation requirements

  • To apply for an elective placement with the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics at The Royal Children's Hospital, the following documentation is needed:

    1. Completed application form
    2. Current Curriculum Vitae
    3. A letter of reference from your medical school stating that you are a medical student and that you will be in your final year at the time of the elective.
    4. A document of evidence of cover for Public Liability, Professional Indemnity/Medical and Health Malpractice and Personal Accident Insurance. Your medical school should be able to provide you with this. This must be an original document printed on the school letterhead. Please note that if you accept this elective you will not be an enrolled student of this University, and you will therefore not be covered by the University of Melbourne’s insurance.
    5. A Police Check that is dated no more than 3 months prior to your commencement date.
    6. A current Working With Children Check
    7. A hand hygiene certificate – please visit the RCH website here to complete an online hand hygiene package that will generate a certificate upon successful completion. The remaining three documents – Privacy & Confidentiality, Student Declaration & Emergency Contact forms – can be completed and either emailed or brought with you on your first day.