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viCPlace

viCPlace is a secure, web-based information system that helps Victorian clinical placement providers plan and administer clinical placements with partnered education providers.

Auspiced by the Victorian Clinical Training Council, viCPlace has been developed through consultation with stakeholders from the Clinical Placement Networks. The development has been possible due to support from Bendigo Health and funding made available by the Victorian Government Department of Health.

Users' experiences of viCPlace

New Release: viCPlace 6.0 – major upgrade

viCPlace 6.0 was recently released to coincide with clinical placement planning activities for 2013.

This represents a major upgrade to viCPlace, incorporating many new features and significant enhancements informed by stakeholder feedback including:

All stakeholders are thanked for their cooperation with the release of the upgrade and feedback on viCPlace to date, without which the development would not have been possible.

Contact your local CPN coordinator or Information Support Officer for further information about viCPlace 6.0.

Ongoing development

viCPlace commenced development in 2011 and was first rolled out in 2012 to support the clinical placement planning process for nursing.

viCPlace-related projects planned for 2013-2014 include:

viCPlace and the Training and Development Grant for public health services

In the interests of reducing the reporting burden on health services, the allocation of the department’s Training and Development Grant: professional-entry student clinical placements subsidy  from 2014-15 onwards will be based upon activity reports generated directly from viCPlace.

This will replace the requirement for the annual clinical placement data collection.

viCPlace in Practice (VIP) groups 2012

In November 2012, three time-limited viCPlace in Practice (VIP) groups (nursing, medicine and allied health) were convened to inform the ongoing development of viCPlace. The VIP groups comprised representatives of the Clinical Placement Networks (CPNs) from a range of sectors, clinical settings and practice areas. The groups provided specific advice to the department about the functionality and usability of viCPlace processes.

Based on the feedback provided by the VIP groups and existing viCPlace users (participants of the viCPlace pilot and clinical placement planning in 2012), further development is now underway. It is anticipated that a new release of viCPlace will be available to current users in June 2013.

  viCPlace in Practice groups - Workshop summary

For queries, please email placements@health.vic.gov.au