The Standardised Student Induction Protocol (SSIP) was reviewed by the Student Pre-Placement Information Working Group, which was established in 2018. It comprised representatives from universities, health services and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The changes proposed to the SSIP were well received by the health sector, with 95% agreeing there are benefits to standardisation.
The previous SSIP incorporated health and human services students. However, the revised SSIP focuses specifically on clinical health student placements. Placement providers of human services students can continue to utilise the non-clinical health SSIP.
The SSIP helps to reduce administration, provide an improved student learning experience and greater protection of patient safety. Whilst the SSIP is not mandatory, DHHS strongly encourages health services providing clinical health student placements to utilise the protocol.
For information on the Student Placement Agreement, please visit the student placement agreement section.