As a UQ medical student you are required to complete a number of compulsory annual program requirements. Some of the associated tasks can be done well in advance, while others cannot be completed until your enrolment becomes active, or you are on campus in Brisbane.

It is important that you read the information below carefully and ensure that you provide all documentation by the posted deadlines. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the student administration team (med.enquiries@uq.edu.au). 

 

 

4. Criminal History Check

MD Students are required to provide a criminal history check (police certificate). 

Lived overseas?

Students must provide an official criminal history certificate from their home country, and any other country in which they have resided for a period of more than two years since reaching 18 years of age. 

The check must be dated no more than 12 months prior to the start of each student's first year of enrolment in the MD program. 

When to complete this task:

It is highly recommended that you apply for a criminal history check as soon as possible after accepting your offer into the MD program. A criminal history check can take up to three months to be processed. 

A scanned copy of the check(s) must be submitted to the Faculty of Medicine as soon as possible and prior to the commencement of semester one, year one. 

At the start of each calendar year, students are also required to login to the Placements system and confirm that their criminal history has not changed during the previous 12 month period. A reminder will be posted on Blackboard at start of each year and this task will also appear on your 'To Do' list in the Placements system in early January.

Step by step instructions to complete this task:

Domestic students:

  1. Complete a National criminal history check - Name Only application. Students should contact the Criminal Records section of their relevant State or Territory police service, unless you are a resident of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Jervis Bay Territory and external Commonwealth territories who are required to apply through the Australian Federal Police.
  2. If needed, complete a comprehensive criminal history check by following the relevant procedure for any country you have resided in for a period of more than two years since reaching 18 years of age.
  3. Upload documents to Blackboard
  4. If your background check includes evidence of prior criminal activity please submit your form(s) via email to Belinda Ryan (Manager, Student Administration) belinda.ryan@uq.edu.au. Ms Ryan will contact you with advice about the next steps. 

International students:

  1. Complete a comprehensive National criminal history check by following the relevant procedure for any country you have resided in for a period of more than two years since reaching 18 years of age.
  2. United States only: You are required to submit two criminal history checks:
  1. If your background check includes evidence of prior criminal activity please submit your form(s) via email to Belinda Ryan (Manager, Student Administration) belinda.ryan@uq.edu.au. Ms Ryan will contact you with advice about the next steps.