University of Technology Sydney

Information for students

It is a legal requirement that students enrolled in health degrees must be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). AHPRA student registration is free.

Students enrolled in approved programs of study will be registered by UTS with AHPRA from the first year of their program (before they attend their first clinical placement).

Student Registration ends when a student completes or ceases to be enrolled in an approved program of study or clinical training.

For more information, please visit Frequently Asked Questions - Student Registration.
The following programs require AHPRA registration:

  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • All health degrees can be added there

For more information,

  • Visit the AHPRA website
  • Visit the Contact Us section of the AHPRA website for the contact details of your local AHPRA office.

Nursing and midwifery students will be required to apply online for registration as health practitioner four to six weeks before or once they complete their degree. Please ensure you read the Board specific registration information.

  • AHPRA will finalise your registration once they have been notified by the University.
  • If you are registering as a current graduate you are not required to provide your transcript to AHPRA.
  • AHPRA will only require your academic transcript as proof you have completed your degree if you are applying for registration after you have graduated.

Once you are registered as a health professional your details are available on the AHPRA Register of Practitioners.

As information changes from time to time,

  • Visit the AHPRA website
  • Visit the Contact Us section of the AHPRA website for the contact details of your local AHPRA office.

Location, contacts and inquiries

UTS Student Centres

The UTS Student Centres are both the initial and primary point of contact for all students. Students should deal with the student centres in all matters affecting their studies. This includes enrolment, exemptions, timetable matters, examination and assessment, as well as a wide range of student administration procedures.

For specific Health information, students should contact the UTS Building 10 Student Centre. Opening hours vary during session.

Building 10 Student Centre
Foyer, Level 2, Building 10 (CB10.2)
235 Jones Street, Ultimo
telephone +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

Faculty policies and procedures

NSW child protection legislation

Full details are provided in the NSW child protection legislation section in the University-wide general information.

Student administration matters

A range of student administration matters affect the progress of students through their studies. These are formally handled by the Student Administration Unit of the University.

The University's web enrolment system, through which students add and withdraw from subjects, allocate themselves to classes, update their contact details and access their complete study plan and subject results, may be accessed through My Student Admin.

Enrolled students are advised to refer to My Student Admin for their current personal and enrolment details.

A range of information for various student administration matters can also be obtained from Managing your course.

Information can also be obtained from the UTS Student Centres.

Good academic practice

Students are advised to read the Advice to Students on Good Academic Practice policy.

Referencing procedures

The Faculty of Health uses a specific referencing style called Harvard (UTS). There are other forms of Harvard referencing, so to avoid confusion it is essential that you follow the provided guide.

There is also a short online tutorial available which provides a general overview about referencing using Harvard (UTS).

Student misconduct

Both the University and UTS: Health view the conduct of students very seriously. Students must ensure that they conduct themselves in a professional manner, and observe the various rules and policies at all times.

In those instances where a student breaches conduct, the rules relating to student misconduct are strictly observed. Breaches can include cheating in an examination or a class test and not acknowledging the work of others (plagiarism).

Plagiarism is defined in the UTS Rules as "taking and using someone else's ideas or manner of expressing them and passing them off as his or her own by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement of the source to seek to gain an advantage by unfair means."

It is a serious form of student misconduct and can result in harsh penalties.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • copying words, or ideas, from websites, reference books, journals, newspapers or other sources without acknowledging the source
  • paraphrasing material taken from other sources, to change the words but keep the ideas, without acknowledging the source
  • downloading material from the internet and including it as part of your own work without acknowledging the source
  • copying work, such as all or part of an assignment, from other people and submitting it as your own work
  • purchasing an assignment from an online site and submitting it as your own work
  • requesting or paying someone else to write original work for you, such as an assignment, essay or computer program, and submitting it as your own work.

Cheating includes but is not limited to:

  • copying work, such as all or part of an assignment, from other persons and submitting it as your own work
  • purchasing an assignment from an online site and submitting it as your own work
  • requesting or paying someone else to write original work for you, such as an assignment, essay or computer program, and submitting it as your own work
  • unauthorised collusion with students or others and submitting it as your own.

Whatever the form, plagiarism is unacceptable both academically and professionally. By plagiarising you are both stealing the work of another person and cheating by representing it as your own. Any incident of plagiarism can therefore be expected to attract severe penalties.

Students who condone plagiarism by allowing their work to be copied are also subject to disciplinary action. If students are in any doubt about plagiarism they should discuss the matter with the subject coordinator or their tutor.

Students need to read and understand the following to assist in understanding their responsibilities for academic integrity and plagiarism at the University:

  1. Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial
  2. Student Misconduct Definition (Rule 16.2) and Appeals

See also the rules relating to student misconduct, discipline and appeals.

Laboratories

The Faculty of Health offers a suite of 17 internationally recognised clinical practice laboratories and complex simulation technology.

In addition to timetabled clinical laboratory classes, supported practice laboratories are available throughout the session to provide students with an opportunity for clinical skill development.

Faculty of Health laboratory staff are based in room CB10.6.510, but can often be located working within the clinical laboratories on level 6.

Laboratory rules and safety

Students have a duty of care to themselves and others, and must cooperate and observe the following points when in the laboratories.

  • Students must comply with all laboratory safety rules while in the laboratories.
  • No food or drink are allowed in the laboratories at any time.
  • No children are allowed in the laboratories at any time.
  • Full UTS: Health approved uniform must be worn at all times.
  • All broken equipment, incidents or hazards must be reported to the Manager, Simulation and Laboratories.

Faculty centres and clinical professorships

UTS: Health has six centres and three clinical professorships. The centres coordinate a range of international, educational, contract research, consultancy and continuing professional education activities on behalf of Health. The clinical professorships, which are each established under the sponsorship of an industry partner, are the primary locations of Health's research activities, particularly as they relate to practice development.

Human Performance Research Centre

Distinguished Professor Aaron Coutts (Director)
UTS Moore Park Precinct, Cnr Moore Park Rd and Driver Ave, Moore Park

Centre for Health Services Management

Professor Joanne Travaglia (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health

Professor Caroline Homer (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Improving Palliative, Aged, and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation

Professor Jane Phillips (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development

Michele Rumsey (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Professor Jon Adams (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Australian Centre for Public and Population Health

Professor Elizabeth Sullivan (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Nursing Research and Practice Development

Professor Margaret Fry
Royal North Shore Hospital
Northern Sydney Local Health District

Nursing Research and Practice Development

Professor Lin Perry
Prince of Wales Hospital
South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service

Tresillian Chair in Child and Family Health Nursing

Professor Catherine Fowler
Tresillian Family Care Centres