CLS103 Non-Emergency Clinical Placement (8)

This subject explores at an introductory level the 'professional self' and applies the contemporary professional model of community paramedic in a health continuum. This subject will focus on competencies that examine the professional responsibilities of paramedics in multifaceted roles within Australia: therapeutic communication, empathy, attitude, confidentiality, and patient safety. Such competencies will be learned in non-emergency clinical and community focused environments. This subject requires 100 placement hours in various clinical and community venues.


Year-long Period 1 (31)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS103. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Paramedicine.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the role of community-based and non-emergency health services in a range of environments.
  • be able to demonstrate professionalism in a supervised clinical setting and articulate their role and tasks.
  • be able to develop and demonstrate communication and team building skills.
  • be able to maintain an effective audit trail of placement through portfolio development.
  • be able to demonstrate continual reflection on their practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Placement requirements
  • Portfolio building and audit trail

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CLS103 in Session 2 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Attendance and engagement - all activities
Reflective community placement poster
Community placement tracking

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 14 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The student will be required to attend 100 hours of placement during the year.

Special Resources

Students will need to undertake a non-emergency and community based clinical placement of 100 hours in settings including Non Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS), GP clinics and aged care facilities. Travel, accommodation and any other costs involved with this placement will be borne by the student. Students will also be responsible for obtaining the correct uniform and completing required Workplace Learning (WPL) requirements prior to attending the placement.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.