Welcome to CQUniversity's Work Integrated Learning online clinical placement, SONIA.
In Sonia you are required to submit your mandatory checks documents for verification,
access forms, resources and view your placement details.

Medical Sonography Clinical Placements Team

Work Integrated Learning Officer : Vanessa Henderson wil-hmas@cqu.edu.au / Tel +61 07 4930 9124 option 4 (Syd)
Industry Partnership Manager : Michele Whealy m.whealy@cqu.edu.au / Tel (02) 93245009
Clinical Academics : Ovini Wanigasekera o.wanigasekera@cqu.edu.au / Tel (08) 9260 4084 (PERTH)
Julie Cahill j.cahill2@cqu.edu.au / Tel (07) 3023 4109 ( BNE) /
Gina Zhang g.zhang@cqu.edu.au / Tel 02 9324 5736 ( Work days SYD Wednesday – Friday),
Antony Egan a.egan@cqu.edu.au / Tel (03) 9616 0514 (MEL)

Study Units that include a Work Integrated Learning Unit:

Year 2 - MEDS12007 Clinical Course 1 - 5 Weeks
Year 3 - MEDS13006 Clinical Course 2 - 10 weeks
Year 4 - MEDS20016 Clinical Course 3 - 19 weeks
Year 4 - MEDS20017 Clinical Course 4 - 16 weeks

Total 2000 hours of Clinical Placement
Total 50 weeks of Clinical Placement
Total 40 hours per week

Pre-clinical mandatory checks guide for Medical Sonography


2023 Pre-clincal mandatory checks due dates:

• MEDS13006 Clinical Unit 2 - 31 May 2023
• MEDS20017 Clinical Unit 4 - 31 May 2023
• MEDS12007 Clinical Unit 1 - 12 September 2023
• MEDS20016 Clinical Unit 3 - 4 December 2023

Please be advised that your mandatory checks submitted in Sonia will now be verified by the WIL Compliance Team. 
Further information about clinical placements can be found on the CG91 Clinical Portal on Moodle.
Mandatory Check Deadlines

Important Information about COVID-19

Covid Dose 3 Mandatory requirement information


Please upload your evidence of dose 1, 2 and Booster (3rd dose) on Sonia. CQU is closely monitoring the situation and we have established a dedicated Coronavirus Management Committee that is responsible for monitoring official advise for students. Please refer to : Corona virus advice for updated information regards to students and the Corona Virus pandemic. There is additional information under the documents tab on Sonia.

Mask Fit Testing is a mandatory requirement for all student across all states in Australia.

Please email Ash Hudson for all fit test questions.
Mask Fit testing Administrator
Ash Hudson
WILAO Team via 61 07 4930 9124

When you email Ash, please be sure to put in the subject line : Year  Medical Sonography student - Fit Test Enquiry - Campus location ( BNE, MKY, PRTH, SYD, MLB)
Mask Fit testing information for QLD students ONLY https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WtUhpChfForTLtMeglVEc1mMOv1N6syO/view?usp=sharing

Year 4 - MEDS20016 Clinical Unit 3 2023

Placement Dates: 13 February -  23 June   2023

Year 4 MEDS20017 Clinical Unit 4 2023

Placement Dates: 10 July - 27 October   2023

All Pre-clinical documents should be current prior to the placement start date and should remain current throughout the duration of your placement. In Year 4 the most common pre-clinic documentation that will expire or need renewing are ASAR, CPR, Police Check, WWCC and Blue Cards. Please check all your documents are valid, if not please upload the renewed document immediately

Year 3 MEDS13006 Clinical Unit 3 2023

Placement Dates:
Block 1 - 3 July - 8  September 2023
Block 2 - 11  September - 17 November 2023

The deadline for pre-clinical documentation to be uploaded to SONIA for MEDS13006 is Tuesday 31 May 2023

  • If you already have your checks in SONIA then each check will have a review date listed.
  • Students who have only submitted evidence of 2 doses of HEP B, must have evidence of 3rd dose and Serology showing immunity uploaded to SONIA by Tuesday 31 May 2023

Year 2 - MEDS12007 Clinical Unit 1 2023

Placement Dates:
Block 1 - 20 November - 22 December 2023
Block 2 - 2 January - 2 February 2024

Regional Preferences for MEDS12007 2023

This form will be open from Wednesday 13th September until midnight Sunday 17th September 2023. 
This Regional Preference Form is located on the MOODLE : CG91 Medical Sonography Clinical Portal : Click tab MEDS12007 Clinical Unit 1: Click on the link for the campus you are enrolled in: Complete the regional preferences form.

ASAR registration - Please wait until you know you have passed MEDS12004 before ASAR registration. This check can be left blank until you know you are eligible for MEDS12007 placement.

WA Students - HEP A is no longer required as part of your pre-clinical immunisation records.

VIC Police checks - Students have access to a code which gives you a student discount for your VIC Police Check. However this form needs to be signed by a CQU staff member. Therefore there will be some leniency for VIC students submitting their Police check past the due date and until restrictions ease and you can return to campus.
Vic Police check - student/volunteer : The Community Volunteer Fee (CVF) number for Central Queensland University is 15/2835

Enquiry About


Mandatory Check Queries


WIL Compliance Team



Placement Queries

WIL Placement Team



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