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2022 UniSA Placement Requests: Aged Care Placements


Thank you for taking the time to complete the 2022 UniSA Placement Requests: Aged Care Placements survey.

This survey tool enables you to inform the UniSA Clinical Placement Unit of your organisation's/facility's capacity to provide aged care placements to our 2nd year Bachelor of Nursing students, undertaking the NURS2034 ELA: Older Adults Practicum 2 placement course.

Changes to 2022 Placement Blocks

We will be implementing a new accredited program in 2022. There are some changes to our placement periods coming up and your assistance in helping manage the transition of this is greatly appreciated. In 2022 we will be having two different offerings of Experiential Learning Activity: Older Adults Practicum 2 (ELA 2). We will transition this course from being a second-year course into a first-year course at the end of the year instead of its current mid-year time. In order to transition however, we need to offer the existing course to our current cohort of students and our new intake of students who commence next year will undertake the new course at the new time.

The 2022 placement blocks for this practicum are scheduled as follows:

 NURS 2034: Older Adults Practicum 2 placement course: (final 2nd year cohort)

 Block 1: 16/05/2022 - 12/06/2022

 Block 2: 27/06/2022 - 24/07/2022

 NURS 1071: Older Adults Practicum 2 placement course: (NEW SCHEDULE 1st year cohort)

 Block 1: 4/10/2022 - 30/10/2022

 Block 2: 14/11/2022 - 11/12/2022


The aim of this placement course is to enable students to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of nursing care to the older adult population.

This course is a four (4) week (160 hour) placement in an aged care setting that provides health care for the older adult population.

This is the first clinical placement in the nursing program. Students have previously undertaken 11 weeks of practice in an on-campus simulated clinical environment in year 1 of the program.

Students may be rostered over 24 hours and 7 days a week at venue discretion. Students are supernumerary and must be provided with time to meet with the Clinical Facilitator as well as time to orientate to the clinical setting and patient/client population.

Please follow this link for more information about the NURS2034 ELA: Older Adults placement course: Nursing Clinical Facilitator Resource website


If possible, your response by Thursday, 9th December 2021, would be appreciated to allow for planning of the NURS2034 (& NURS1071): Older Adults Practicum 2 placement period.

Please contact us if you require further clarification around these placement periods.


There are 15 questions in this survey.