Curtin requires you to be screened for, and vaccinated against, a number of communicable diseases before commencing fieldwork. This includes but is not limited to:

  • hepatitis B
  • measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)
  • varicella (chickenpox)
  • diphtheria
  • tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
  • influenza
  • tuberculosis
  • methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

As well as offering protection to the community, these requirements support the University’s commitment to take all reasonable steps to protect you from dangerous communicable diseases while you are enrolled as a student at Curtin.

Note: Students undertaking fieldwork outside of Western Australia may need additional immunisations depending on the destination.

You will be responsible for all costs associated with screening and vaccination requirements. If you do not complete these requirements you may not be able to commence fieldwork.

Further information is available from the Australian Immunisation Handbook.