Health Science community project

The community project is a year-long project that forms a key component of the health science curriculum.

The project occurs in the third year of the Bachelor of Health Science as part of HSC319 (Semester 1) and HSC329 (Semester 2).

This is an opportunity to draw on your knowledge from the Bachelor of Health Science to create and implement an engaging and relevant community health-based project. You will collaborate with health agencies and develop your community health skills and professional profile while being supported by CDU academic staff.

Health Science staff can help you connect with community agencies to get your project started, or you can negotiate your ideas with the unit coordinator.

You must liaise with the unit coordinator before commencing your project and have submitted the required documents for working as a student with health or education organisations.

Our placement team records your pre-project documents and shows you if you have the green light to proceed with your project.

All documents must be certified copies. If you fail to supply these documents, you won't be approved to start your project and put yourself at risk failing the unit.

You must supply:

  • Valid CDU Student ID card (expires on 31st March each year)
  • National Police Check (NPC) / Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children Card (or equivalent for your state/territory)
  • Equal Opportunity Online Training (Module 1) (CDU based module)
  • Student Project Agreement (docx 57KB)

When to submit

The Police Check and Working With Children Card must be submitted at the time of unit enrolment. This allows the Placement Office time to confirm and record your documents before the commencement of the semester and to prevent possible delays in starting your project.

The Student Project Agreement needs to be submitted when you establish where/who you will be working with for your project. CDU will then contact the organisation to arrange a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for you (this may already be in place for some health and education organisations for CDU students).

Immunisations & certificates

You may be required to prove you have certain immunisations, First Aid and a CPR certificate for some host agencies. Check with the Placement Office for requirements.

Equal Opportunity (EO) Online

Download and read the instructions for EO Online (PDF 862KB).

Other requirements

States and territories change their requirements on a regular basis. You should review the undergraduate pre-clinical requirements before the beginning of each semester to ensure you've collected all required evidence for placement.

Some of the required documents will expire during your degree. It's your responsibility to provide updated/current documents before the expiry date of the documents previously provided.

Submitting documents



If you're emailing documents, they must be in PDF format.

In the subject line you must list:

  • your name
  • student ID number
  • course code.

In person

College of Health and Human Sciences
Health Science pre-clinicals

Charles Darwin University

Blue 5.1.58
Darwin NT 0909

Check your pre-clinical status

Green light: indicates your documents have been approved for placements.
Amber light: indicate the documentation is incomplete or expired.
Red light: indicates documents haven’t been received/assessed or your documents are non-compliant.

Placement Office
T: 08 8946 6666 – ask for the Health Science Placement Officer

Unit Coordinator (HSC319 & HSC329)
Lynn Moloney
T: 08 8959 5416

Health Science Course Coordinator
Angela Sheedy
T: 08 8946 6579

College of Health and Human Sciences
Health Science pre-clinicals

Charles Darwin University

Blue 5.1.58
Darwin NT 0909