Transition to Practice for Nurses and Midwives

The Department of Health and the Tasmanian Health Service recognises the valuable contribution that you can make to the health care team and to our workforce and welcomes all newly qualified registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives, with less than six months post-registration experience, to apply for a Transition to Practice Position. To find out more read through the information in the following tabs or download and read the 2019 Transition to Practice Handbook; both options contain all the relevant information to assist with your application for a Transition Position.

Key recruitment dates

Transition to Practice positions for newly graduated registered and enrolled nurses commence between January and May each year.  Recruitment information sessions will be held prior to the opening of the application period. The sessions will include a short presentation and the opportunity to meet members of the Transition to Practice team who will happily answer any of your questions.

Please monitor this website for up-to-date information on recruitment campaigns and information sessions.

Recruitment for Transition to Practice positions in midwifery is managed at the local facility level by the relevant Nurse Unit Manager and/or Clinical Midwifery Educator. Contact details can be found here.

Tasmanian Health Service - North Tasmanian Health Service
- North West
Tasmanian Health Service - South

Launceston General Hospital

Email: lghwacsadmin@ths.tas.gov.au

Phone: +61 3 6777 8972

North West Integrated Maternity Services

Phone:  +61 3 6478 5178

Royal Hobart Hospital

Phone: +61 3 6166 8299


Transition to Practice

Transition to Practice positions are offered to registered and enrolled nurses with less than six months full-time post registration experience, and provide additional support, tailored to the transition to the new role. Transition to Practice nurses are able to network with other graduates and receive support and encouragement from a motivated professional team that extends beyond the clinical placement.

It is important that you understand that selection to a Transition to Practice position is a competitive process and not every applicant will be able to secure a position. Please read through the following information to ascertain if you are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria are required:

  • completed an accredited undergraduate nursing or midwifery course within the last 24 months
  • have less than six-months full-time post registration experience as a Registered Nurse/Midwife/Enrolled Nurse
  • hold the relevant registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency or hold a VISA that permits employment in Australia
  • comply with immunisation and conviction check requirements

Applications

  • Applications must be submitted via an online portal located at the Tasmanian jobs website. This portal is only accessible during the defined recruitment campaign. Please monitor this website for advertised dates for recruitment into a Transition position.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) applicants wishing to apply for a Transition to Practice position need to submit only one online application to the Tasmanian Health Service. Interviews for RN positions will not be held. An online e-Assessment is required.
  • Currently, Enrolled Nurse (EN) applicants wishing to apply for a Transition to Practice position in more than one region of the Tasmanian Health Service must submit separate applications to each of the regions. Interviews for EN positions will be held.
  • During the online application process, you will be required to send an electronic request to two referees. Please ensure that your referees have agreed to provide you a reference.
  • Registered and Enrolled nurses interested in Transition to Practice are encouraged to read the following information specific to your individual situation.
  • Midwives interested in Transition to Practice Positions are required to email or phone the relevant contact for the Tasmanian Health Service.

Key components of Transition

  • 6-12-month fixed-term contract – up to 76 hours / fortnight
  • fully rotational shift work (some day-work)
  • diversity of clinical positions across the Tasmanian Health Service
  • extended orientation period – supernumerary time in clinical area
  • clinical support – preceptors, nurse unit manager, clinical nurse educators - ward and transition specific
  • professional development activities specific to Transition
  • professional portfolio development

Employee Benefits of Transition

  • access to on-line educational resources and programs
  • individual employee email account
  • leave entitlements as per the current Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award
  • competitive salary packaging and salary sacrificing (in some areas)
  • pay rates are in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award
  • work-life balance initiatives with superb lifestyle choices
  • employee assistance program

Transition Core Components

Transition support includes the following core components that form the foundation on which to build practice in your new professional role.

  1. Orientation Period

    A structured orientation period for Transition to Practice (TtP) inclusive of:

    • organisational site/area orientation
    • introduction to the Transition to Practice Framework
    • unit/workplace supernumerary supported days in your practice setting
    • meeting with Nurse Unit Managers (NUM), Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE) and preceptors
    • clinical skills review
  2. Professional Portfolio Development

    You will have the opportunity to maintain and build a Professional Portfolio consisting of

    • information gathered during your scheduled clinical feedback meetings
    • evidence confirming your professional responsibility to maintain competence to practice
    • reflections of the continuing consolidation of skills and knowledge within your professional role
    • you will undertake ongoing performance planning and review
    • you will complete two development plans and receive a minimum of two clinical feedback reports, across the first six months of practice (nominally at two and five months of practice)

    Further cycles of development planning, review and feedback can be scheduled in accordance with your individual learning needs and clinical setting requirements

  3. Clinical Support

    You will be offered:

    • regular meetings with your nominated peer or manager
    • ongoing review of your personal / professional goals and clinical performance
    • ongoing, support of your Nurse Unit Manager, clinical staff in the unit, the TtP CNE and other education staff
  4. Professional Development Activities

    Ongoing education and professional development is key to the success of Transition to Practice. As such paid study days are incorporated to support comprehensive learning and professional development opportunities. Professional development activities may include:

    • specific Transition to Practice in-service sessions
    • area/unit based in-service sessions
    • specific Transition to Practice study days
    • area/unit specific study days as supported by the Nurse Unit Manager
  5. Outcomes of Transition to Practice
  6. At the conclusion of the transition process, you will:

  • have experienced 6-12 months of clinical practice consolidation
  • receive two satisfactory written clinical feedback reports from your clinical ward/unit
  • hold a Professional Portfolio that records your development and achievements detailing your clinical positions, activities undertaken, professional development attendance and clinical feedback

Clinical Positions in Tasmania

Transition positions

Key to the ongoing success of Transition to Practice is the team of committed, enthusiastic and experienced clinical nurse educator’s and unit / ward based preceptors who are responsible for facilitating and supporting your educational and professional development as you transition to professional practice. This team will provide you with hands on clinical support, education, competency assessments and feedback, using a supportive framework of evidence-based knowledge and research, as you journey through your personal and professional development.

The aim of Transition is to provide a safe and positive environment with a range of supporting resources to assist you as a newly qualified nurse to consolidate your skills and confidence in your professional role as part of a high-quality team oriented workforce. As a Transition to Practice nurse, you will be able to network with others and receive support and encouragement from a motivated professional team.

The positions provide additional support, tailored to transitioning to your new professional role. Positions are available in a wide range of practice settings, including metropolitan and district hospitals, and community and mental health settings. We are committed to providing you with a rewarding Transition to Practice experience as you build upon your knowledge and skills and launch your professional careers.

Please read through the information provided below to familiarise yourself with the specifics related to Transition to Practice positions offered in the North, North-West and South.


Transition to Practice North

Transition to Practice positions are offered through the Launceston General Hospital (LGH), Primary Health (PH), Mental Health (MH), District Hospitals and Community Health.

The LGH is a 350-bed facility providing acute care, outpatient, community, mental health services, aged care, emergency care, and intensive care, maternity, neonatal and paediatric services, and specialty medical and surgical services.

Sub-acute inpatient care is provided across a network of 8 District Hospitals. Several provide emergency care as well as a wide range of community health services.  Some rural facilities also provide residential aged care.

Primary Health provides comprehensive allied health care services and community nursing to clients in the surrounding areas. Available services include health promotion, disease prevention strategies, specialist palliative care, dementia care, rehabilitation, podiatry, physiotherapy, domestic assistance and home maintenance.

Mental Health services are provided at Northside, a 20 bed acute inpatient facility located within the grounds of the LGH.

Transition to Practice supported positions are available in a variety of practice settings, including:

  • Operating Room Suite, Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department (12 months)
  • Medical, Surgical, Paediatric and Neonatal, Oncology, Cardiology and Rehabilitation wards
  • District Hospitals, Community Health Centres – Renal Units, Community Nursing, Primary Health
  • Day Procedure Unit
  • Mental Health Acute Inpatient – Northside

Northern Transition to Practice promotes:

  • either 2x6 month OR 1x12 month - clinical  position
  • rotational shift-work
  • some day-work positions
  • full-time and part-time contracts available

To find out more about the Northern transition to practice positions contact the Transition to Practice - Clinical Nurse Educators:

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Transition to Practice North West

Transition to Practice positions are offered at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH); Mersey Community Hospital (MCH); Mental Health Services – Spencer Clinic; West Coast District Hospital (WCDH) (Queenstown) and Smithton District Hospital (SDH).

The North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) is a 160-bed facility providing acute care, outpatient, community, palliative care, rehabilitation, mental health services, aged care, emergency care, intensive care, maternity services, and specialty medical and surgical services. The Mental Health Services (MHS) inpatient unit Spencer Clinic is located on-site.

The Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) at Latrobe is a fully accredited 100-bed facility providing services inclusive of an emergency department, close observations unit, in-patient medical and surgical services. The West Coast District Hospital (WCDH) in Queenstown provides services in a remote health practice, including 10 acute beds, an accident and emergency service, aged care residential facility and community health nursing services.  The Smithton District Hospital (SDH) includes a 12-bed acute care facility, a twenty-four hour 3-bed emergency department, a midwifery clinic, and community health nursing services.

Transition to Practice supported positions are available in a variety of practice settings, including:

  • Peri-Operative Unit, Medical and Surgical Wards, Primary Health, Emergency Department, Mental Health Acute inpatient and District Hospitals.

North West Transition to Practice promotes:

  • positions up to 12-months fixed-term
  • part time contract hours at 0.84 FTE
  • inclusive of rotational shift work

To find out more contact the North West -Transition to Practice Clinical Nurse Educators via:

Visit: Tasmanian Health Service - North West

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Transition to Practice South

THS – South has responsibility for providing health services to a core population of approximately 250,000 with a number of services available to a greater population of 500,000 people.

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Tasmania's largest hospital and the principal referral centre for Tasmania, is a fully accredited teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Tasmania.  The RHH is a 490-bed hospital and provides acute, sub-acute, mental health and aged care inpatient and ambulatory services. Greater statewide services include cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, extensive burns treatment, hyperbaric medicine, mental health, neonatal and paediatric intensive care, high-risk obstetrics, intensive care, maternity services, specialty acute medical, surgical and perioperative services.

Sub-acute inpatient care is provided in District Hospitals and community health centres. Services provided at community level include community-allied health, community health nursing, home care services, specialist palliative care, and dementia support services.

Statewide Mental Health Services are focused on improving the health outcomes of Tasmanian's with complex needs through three core areas; Mental Health Services; Alcohol and Drug Services and Forensic Health Services.

Transition to Practice supported positions are offered across a wide variety of practice settings, including:

  • acute care, sub-acute care, complex, chronic, community services, primary health, mental health, forensic health and alcohol and drug services

Southern Transition to Practice promotes:

  • positions up to 12-months fixed term
  • contract hours at 0.84 - 1.0  FTE
  • predominantly fully rotational shift work
  • some day-work positions offered - Monday – Friday within specific wards/units

To find out more contact the Southern - Transition to Practice - Clinical Nurse Educators:

Visit: Tasmanian Health Service - South

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Information for all Applicants

The following information pertains to both registered nurses and enrolled nurses. It is important that you fully understand the application process, so please read all information carefully and use the contacts provided should you have any questions.

  • It is very important that you choose your placement preferences carefully and are as flexible as possible; it is a competitive process and you should take a professional approach to all aspects of your application.
  • Information sessions related to registered nurse Transition to Practice positions are scheduled across the year to coincide with the opening of online applications.
  • Enrolled Nurses and Midwives are encouraged to contact the regional Transition to Practice key personnel directly as listed in the 2019 Transition to Practice Handbook.
  • NB: Application is through a centralised online portal which is only accessible during the advertised recruitment period.

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be met prior to commencement of a Transition to Practice position. You must:

  • have completed your undergraduate nursing or midwifery course within the last 24 months
  • have less than six-months full-time post registration experience as a Registered Nurse/Midwife/Enrolled Nurse at the commencement of the position (contract start date)
  • hold the relevant registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), go to the NMBA web site for more information
  • provide documentation that supports your Australian citizenship or permanent residency or hold a visa that permits employment in Australia
  • comply with the Tasmanian Department of Health and/or Tasmanian Health Service requirements for immunisation and conviction checks

Some positions (e.g. rural and community) may have additional requirements:

  • a valid car driver's licence – please indicate when asked what type of drivers licence you hold (i.e. Car – full, learners, provisional)
  • current Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) clearance
  • Information is available at: Registration to work with vulnerable people
  • NB: If you do not meet all eligibility requirements prior to employment, you cannot commence employment and the position will be offered to another applicant.

Confirmation of Australian citizenship or permanent residency status

Successful applicants must be legally able to work in Australia. You will be required to provide evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency status or eligible work visa prior to employment. The following documentation is acceptable as confirmation of residency or citizenship:

  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian passport
  • Australian photo ID (i.e. licence, government identity card)
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • Permanent Australian Residency - visa approval letter and/or passport.

If the name on any of your documents is different from your application form, you must also provide evidence of name change, e.g. marriage, divorce or change of name certificate. All requested evidence must be provided prior to commencement of a position.

Visa and immigration requirements

  • If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident you must hold the appropriate work visa prior to the contract date to allow employment as a Transition to Practice nurse.
  • By detailing your visa type/residency status in this application, you are giving your consent for these details to be verified by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.
  • If you are successful in being offered a position, you will be provided with the contact details of a person to discuss your visa status and requirements.

Those applicants who hold a current visa may be requested to provide a certified copy of your Passport details and/or Proof of Residency

  • Please supply the requested information in the following format:
    • Surname.first name_doc5_Passport/Proof of Residency.PDF

Pre-employment immunisation and conviction checks

By applying for this position, you agree that the following checks can be conducted:

  • conviction; immunisation and identification check
  • disciplinary action in previous employment check

International Students

International students are able to apply, however prior to commencement you must meet the all eligibility requirements inclusive of holding a visa that allows employment in Australia.

How do you get your transcripts and other documents certified

Please do the following:

  • request a reproduction of your official academic transcript/statement of results from your education provider
  • request a reproduction of your grade point average (if applicable) from your education provider
  • make a photocopy of all documents
  • have the photocopy verified by a Commissioner of Declarations or Justice of the Peace

The Commissioner for Declarations should make a notation on the photocopy of the document i.e. "I certify this is a true and accurate copy of the <insert name of document>” and then sign and print their name; date and indicate their profession.

Digital Documents: (i.e. Transcripts / Results / Visa’s)

Where it applies - applicants are able to upload Digital copies of their Transcript or Visa.  To ensure that these are certified correctly you will need to:

  • print a copy of the digital document
  • present both the digital and paper copy to a Commissioner for Declarations or Justice of the Peace along with photograph identification and have the paper copy certified as above
  • scan the certified copy and upload the document

Please note:

  • any uncertified documentation will not be accepted
  • an online record of results will not be accepted

Other documentation potentially required (PDF document)

For current registered or enrolled nurses a Statement of Service is required. Where an applicant has more than three months experience as a nurse at the time of application a Statement of Service from each employer is required:

  • the Statement of Service must be on letterhead, clearly state the name, classification period of employment, hours worked and be signed and dated by a person of authority (including their name and title)
  • where you have more than one employer, you will need a Statement of Service from each employer; you will need to save all the statements as one multi-page document. Please supply the requested information in the following format:
    • Surname.first name_doc4_Statement of Service.PDF

Editing Application

You have the opportunity to edit your online application as many times as you like until you click the final submission button. Once you have lodged your final submission you will no longer have access to your application. You will receive an email communication to confirm your application has been submitted successfully.

Withdrawal of Application

You can withdraw your application prior to the closing date by logging into your online application, entering your password and following the links to withdraw. If you want to withdraw your application after the closing date, please email the Transition to Practice Clinical Nurse Educator in the regional area that you have nominated.

Withdrawing from an offer will not affect any future employment application within the DoH or the THS.

Offer of Transition Position

  • If you are offered a position, you will have five working days to accept it. Details of your clinical position, start date and hours of employment will be emailed to you.
  • If you do not respond by date indicated your offer will be considered declined and withdrawn.
  • If you do not want to accept the position, you must notify the Transition to Practice Clinical Nurse Educator in the regional area that you have nominated as soon as practicable.
  • You cannot defer the position on offer.  If you are unable to commence the position on the set date that is offered to you, you must decline.
  • If you decline the offer of employment, you will not be offered an alternative position within this recruitment campaign.
  • Declining an offer will not affect any future employment application within the Department or Tasmanian Health Service.
  • There will be no acceptance of late responses

Unsuccessful Applicants

  • You will be notified by email if your application was unsuccessful.
  • Unsuccessful applicants may be considered on merit for vacant positions should they become available later. If you indicated on the application form that you would consider an offer in an alternative location, a second round offer may be for an alternative area that you nominated. All subsequent offers will made via email, so please continue to monitor your emails..
  • You can submit a new application to any future recruitment campaign if you still meet the eligibility criteria.
  • You may like to consider Transition to Practice employment opportunities outside the DoH and THS within private sector including hospitals, other facilities and the aged care sector.

Employment Contract – Transition to Practice position

Following successful employment screening, you will be sent an employment contract. The commencement date for your Transition position is included in the employment contract.

It is important that you commence employment on the date indicated in your contract. Alternative start dates cannot be accommodated. Most positions are designated shift-work in a roster across 7 days including weekends and may include night duty shifts. There are a limited number of positions that are designated as day-work.

Details about your salary

Details of current salaries are on the Department of Health website under Salary Rates - Nursing

  • Your salary is prescribed by the 2016 Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award, available at the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.

Ongoing Employment – Post Transition

Your Transition to Practice contract is for a fixed term and does not guarantee ongoing employment with the Tasmanian Health Service. You are encouraged to apply for permanent, fixed-term and casual positions within the Tasmanian Health Service and/or Department of Health prior to the completion of your contract.

Your Transition to Practice Clinical Nurse Educator will be able to assist you with information regarding ongoing employment opportunities.

Enrolled Nurses permanently employed by the THS or DoH

The aim of the Transition to Practice position is to provide you with additional support as you make the transition to your new professional role as a Registered Nurse. Your previous experience in nursing and the health care system is important background to your practice. However; the Registered Nurse role is new to you with a different scope and set of responsibilities. As such

  • an Enrolled Nurse who holds a permanent position with the Department or Tasmanian Health Service will be required to submit an online application for a Transition to Practice position

Midwives interested in Transition to Practice

Transition to Practice midwife recruitment is managed at the local facility level by the relevant Nurse Unit Manager and/or Clinical Midwifery Educator. For further information, please contact each regional area via email or phone.

Tasmanian Health Service – North

Tasmanian Health Service - North West

  • North West Integrated Maternity Services
  • Phone:  +61 3 6478 5178

Tasmanian Health Service - South

  • Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Phone: +61 3 6166 8299

Enrolled Nurse Application Process

It is important that you understand that selection to a Transition to Practice position is a competitive process and not every applicant will be able to secure a position.

Key recruitment dates will be advertised. Electronic applications are submitted through the Tasmanian jobs website -  www.jobs.tas.gov.au .Please progress through the online application methodically and answer those questions that pertain to your individual situation.

Enrolled nurse applicants wishing to apply for a position in more than one region of the state must submit separate applications to each of the regions.

The online application form will guide you through the application process.  It is important that you access all available information so that you are fully informed of the clinical placement options within each Tasmanian Health Service region.

It is important that you understand the application process, please read the information located on this website, in the 2019 Transition to Practice Handbook, and access the nominated contact as provided should you have any questions. The selection for positions is undertaken in accordance with the principle of merit as outlined in the State Service Act 2000.

Enrolled Nurse - Online Application Requirements

  1. Applicant Personal Details - Please ensure you enter the following correctly:
    • your personal details  –  including full name and date of birth (DOB)
    • your details in regards education, work experience and expected date for registration.
    • your contact details – email and telephone number
      • only enter an email address that you will have access to once your studies have ceased.
      • if you are unable to be contacted due to an incorrect email address or telephone number, you may be withdrawn from the recruitment process.
  2. Geographical Preferences
    • enrolled nurse applicants wishing to apply for a position in more than one region of the state must submit separate applications to each of the regions
    • you can also include your clinical preferences: i.e. acute care hospital(s), rural hospitals, community-based practice and mental health services in each region of the state
    • please answer all options to questions concerning preference of position
    • please read through the section related to clinical positions, this is an important step as it assists with the planning of the positions across the whole of the THS.
  3. Essential Educational Documentation Required (supplied as a named PDF document)

    You will be required to submit certified evidence of your educational qualifications including course studied, institution and completion dates. Please supply the requested information in the following format:

    • Certified copy of your Statement of Results
      Format:  Surname.First name_doc1_ Statement of Results.PDF
  4. Referees - two referees are required to support your application.

    During the online application process, you will be required to send an electronic request to your referees. Please ensure that your referees have agreed to provide you a reference.  Your referees must be

    • Referee 1 – Clinical Teacher or Facilitator from your Education Provider
    • Referee 2 – Clinical Nurse Educator, Nurse Unit Manager or other senior nurse (6+ years’ experience) from your most recent clinical placement
    • Your referees must be from your most recent student placement.
  5. Address to the Selection Criteria


    The selection criteria are provided within the Statement of Duties. Applicants are required to provide a maximum of 200 words per criteria to state their claim for the position. Include work/life examples to help support your claims. It is recommended that you develop this in an independent document and then cut and paste into the application.

  6. Interviews may be held


    You may be required to attend an interview, you will be notified of the date, time, location of your interview

  7. Email Confirmation

    All future communication will be via email. Please monitor your email regularly. You will receive email communication to verify that your application was lodged successfully.

Registered Nurse Application Process

It is important that you understand that selection to a Transition to Practice position is a competitive process and not every applicant will be able to secure a position.

Registered nurse applicants wishing to apply for a Transition to Practice position must submit an online application. Key recruitment dates will be advertised. Electronic applications are submitted through the Tasmanian jobs website -  www.jobs.tas.gov.au . Please progress through the online application methodically and answer those questions that pertain to your individual situation.

The online application form will guide you through the application process.  It is important that you access all available information so that you are fully informed of the clinical placement options within each Tasmanian Health Service region.

It is important that you understand the application process, so please read the information on this website; in the Handbook and access the nominated contact as provided should you have any questions. The selection for positions is undertaken in accordance with the principle of merit as outlined in the State Service Act 2000

Registered Nurse - Online Application Requirements

  1. Applicant Personal Details. Please ensure you enter the following correctly:
    • your personal details  –  including full name and date of birth (DOB)
    • your details relevant to education, work experience and expected date for registration
    • your contact details – email and telephone number

      (only enter an email address that you will have access to once your studies have ceased. If you are unable to be contacted due to an incorrect email address or telephone number, you may be withdrawn from the recruitment process)
  2. Geographical Preferences
    • the online application form requires you to nominate your geographical preference within the Tasmanian Health Service in order of your preference (ie North, South or North West)
    • you must then indicate your clinical preference for a position in your nominated region of the state. i.e. acute care, community health, mental health services, rural and remote, palliative, alcohol & drug services, forensic health, primary health
    • please answer all options to questions around preference of position
    • please answer all questions clearly - this is an important step as it assists with the planning of the positions across the whole of the Tasmanian Health Service
  3. Selection of Applicants

    The selection process for positions is undertaken in accordance with the principles of merit as outlined in the State Service Act 2000. A statewide consistent approach will be used in the assessment of registered nurse applicants and is inclusive of the following:

    • grade point average (GPA)
    • e-Reference
    • e-assessment
  4. Essential Educational Documentation Required (supplied as a named PDF document)

    You will be required to submit certified evidence of your educational qualifications including course studied, grade point average, institution and completion dates. Please supply the requested information in the following format:

    • Certified copy of your Academic Transcript
      format: Surname.first name_doc1_Academic Transcript.PDF
    • Certified copy of your Grade Point Average (GPA)
      format: Surname.first name_doc2_GPA.PDF
    • Certified copy of Ledger of Results
      format: Surname.first name_doc3_Ledger of Results.PDF

    Please note you are not required to submit a resume or curriculum vitae.

  5. Referees - two referees are required to support your application

    During the online application process, you will be required to send an electronic request to your referees. Please ensure that your referees have agreed to provide you a reference. Each referee must complete the online report form within the specified time-frame.

    • Referee One – from your most recent clinical placement as a student authored by a Clinical Nurse Educator, Nurse Unit Manager or other senior nurse with 6 or more years’ experience
    • Referee Two – from your education provider authored by a Clinical Lecturer or Clinical Facilitator
  6. On-line e-Assessment

    As part of the application process, each registered nurse applicant is required to complete an e-Assessment. The formal e-Assessment is only available on the date/time specified. You will receive an email providing information on how to access / login to the online e-Assessment system. The following criteria apply:

    • multiple choice assessment inclusive of clinical scenarios and drug calculations
    • time-limited to 20-minutes
    • you must answer each question as you go – you cannot return to an unanswered question or change an answer once submitted
    • all completed questions will automatically be submitted at the end of the time limit regardless of whether or not you finish the assessment
    • please record your user ID and password in a safe place, you will need it on the date the e-Assessment becomes live
  7. Post Submission of Application and e-Assessment
    • your application is assessed against predetermined criteria, and ranked according to merit, against other applications in your preferred geographical region
    • all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email, the notification will  indicate whether your application has been successful or if you are wait-listed for a subsequent position

  8. Interviews
  • There will not be any interviews held for Registered Nurse positions.