Melbourne Post graduate programs for registered nurses

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Post graduate programs for registered nurses

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne is committed to excellence in education and the professional development of our nursing staff. We offer a comprehensive range of Graduate Certificate Programs for Registered Nurses in a wide variety of speciality practice areas in partnership with various universities.


Undertaking a Graduate Certificate Program with SVPHM allows Registered Nurses to develop their clinical skills and knowledge to the level 4 advanced practitioner. St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne encourages and supports the ongoing development of Registered Nursing staff to gain postgraduate qualifications.

Post Graduate Studies Financial Support

The Post Graduate Program at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne is proudly supported by the St Vincent’s Foundation, our charitable arm of the St Vincent’s Health Australia, which provides providing generous funding from donors towards your Post Graduate studies. This funding is available to all Post Graduate Nurses accepted into the program.

Dedicated Education Team

Our nurses are mentored and supported by our highly skilled Education Team to facilitate the application of theory to practice and the development of advanced critical thinking to produce competent and capable practitioners.

Post Graduates

Ongoing employment and career development

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne offers many opportunities for further career progression within the clinical area, management, quality & risk or education.

Locations

St Vincent’s Health Australia is Australia’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care provider. We operate 6 public hospitals, 10 private hospitals and 23 aged care facilities across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Along with three co-located research institutes – the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research – we work in close partnership with other research bodies, universities, and health care providers.


Of the 10 private hospitals, 4 are located right here in Victoria and you will very well be employed to work at one those or potentially more than one of those.

Our sites are located at Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Kew and Werribee.

Post Graduate Streams Offered

The Graduate Certificate Program allows nurses to develop knowledge and skills to manage critically ill patients. Components of this course includes developing advanced assessment skills, complex decision making and the delivery of high quality nursing care to the critically ill. Our Intensive Care Unit specialises in caring for post-operative patients following complex cardiac and neurological surgery The Intensive Care Unit is located at our Fitzroy Campus.


Offered through Deakin University Graduate Certificate
https://www.deakin.edu.au/course/master-of-advanced-nursing
For further information, contact Carolyn Grear, Acting Education Manager - carolyn.grear@svha.org.au

The Graduate Certificate Program in Cardiac Care (including Interventional Cardiology) offers nurses the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the cardio-vascular systems and complex cardiac conditions including electro cardiology.  The knowledge and clinical skills gained enables the delivery of high quality nursing care to patients experiencing cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology procedures. This course is offered at our Fitzroy and Werribee campuses.

Offered through Deakin University Graduate Certificate
https://www.deakin.edu.au/course/master-of-advanced-nursing
For further information, contact Ryan Mendoza, Education consultant -  Ryan.Mendoza@svha.org.au

The Graduate Certificate Program offers nurses the opportunity to develop knowledge and clinical skills in Orthopaedic Nursing. This course is incorporates the study of the musculoskeletal system, orthopaedic disorders, orthopaedic surgical procedures and to enable the delivery of high quality nursing care. This course is offered at all four campuses, Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Kew and Werribee.


Offered through a partnership between Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Public Hospital
https://www.acu.edu.au/handbook/handbook-2023/specialisation/orthopaedics
Or University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate in Nursing Specialisation – Orthopaedic Nursing Stream
https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/h5f-graduate-certificate-in-nursing-specialisation
For further information, contact Rebecca Edwards, Clinical Coach - Rebecca.Edwards@svha.org.au

The Graduate Certificate Program offers nurse the opportunity to develop knowledge and clinical skills in Perioperative Nursing. This includes general and speciality surgical procedures. The delivery of high quality nursing is aligned with ACORN Standards. SVPHM offers a diverse range of surgical specialties including Orthopaedics, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Neurosciences, Interventional Cardiology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Plastics and Reconstruction Surgery and Robotic Surgery. This course is offered at all four campuses, Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Kew and Werribee.

Offered through University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate in Nursing Specialisation – Peri-operative Nursing Stream
https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/h5f-graduate-certificate-in-nursing-specialisation
For further information, contact Karolin King, Education Consultant - Karolin.King@svha.org.au

The Graduate Certificate Program offers nurses the opportunity to develop knowledge and clinical skills in Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing. Components of this course includes developing knowledge to deliver high quality nursing care to patients undergoing anaesthetic procedures, managing anaesthetic emergencies and the nursing management of the patients in the recovery room. This course is offered at all four campuses, Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Kew and Werribee.


Offered through University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate in Nursing Specialisation – Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing Stream
https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/h5f-graduate-certificate-in-nursing-specialisation
For further information, contact Carolyn Grear, Acting Education Manager - carolyn.grear@svha.org.au

The Graduate Certificate offers nurses the opportunity to develop knowledge and clinical skills in Cardiac Nursing. The understanding and knowledge gained enables the delivery of high quality nursing care to patients with acute or chronic cardiac conditions, including advanced assessment and management of the deteriorating cardiac patient. Our Cardiac Unit is located at the Fitzroy Campus.

Offered through University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate in Nursing Specialisation – Cardiovascular Nursing Stream
https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/h5f-graduate-certificate-in-nursing-specialisation
For further information, contact Tracy Ryan, Clinical Coach -  Tracy.Ryan@svha.org.au

The Graduate Certificate Program offers nurses the opportunity to develop knowledge in cancer pathophysiology, treatments modalities and side effects, patient education and survivorship support. The development of this knowledge facilitates the delivery of holistic and high quality patient care. The Oncology and Haematology service at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne includes Day Oncology Units and an inpatient service. Our Fitzroy, East Melbourne and Werribee campuses offer this service.


Offered through University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate in Nursing Specialisation – Oncology Nursing Stream
https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/h5f-graduate-certificate-in-nursing-specialisation
Or The University of Melbourne Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing
https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-cancer-nursing/

For further information, contact Carolyn Grear, Acting Education Manager - carolyn.grear@svha.org.au

The Graduate Certificate offers nurses the opportunity to develop knowledge and clinical skills in Neuroscience Nursing. The course includes the study of neurological systems and neurosurgical procedures facilitating the application of knowledge to practice to manage patients with such conditions. Our Neuroscience Unit is located at the Fitzroy Campus.


Offered through University of Tasmania Graduate Certificate in Nursing Specialisation – 
For further information, contact Carolyn Grear, Acting Education Manager - carolyn.grear@svha.org.au

Neuroscience Nursing Stream
https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/h5f-graduate-certificate-in-nursing-specialisation
For further information, contact Nicole Lempriere, Clinical Coach -  nicole.lempriere@svha.org.au

How to apply?

Successful applicants will:

  • Have Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration as a Registered Nurse.
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 months experience in a clinical area relevant to the program you are applying for.
  • Be able to work in a self-directed capacity to complete all academic and clinical requirements of the program.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Be committed to work a minimum of three shifts a week.

Your application must include:

  • Cover Letter, stating the specialty/program you are applying for, why you want to complete further studies in your field of choice and why you would like to work for St Vincent’s Private Melbourne. 
  • Curriculum Vitae, including the names and contact details of two professional referees.

Requirements

  • Criminal record and/or child protection checks will be conducted and will form part of the selection criteria for this role.
  • SVPHM has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

When can I start?

Flexible start dates are available. Interviews are currently taking place, so if the St Vincent’s Private Post Graduate program excites you,  you can get a head start now and enjoy getting to know us before your post graduate program commences in 2023.

 

Next steps

To find out more about applying for one of our Post Graduate roles, go to our Workday listings.