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New in 2017 is the introduction of an Education Outreach Program for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals in Victoria.This unique program will offer teams the opportunity for tailored education based on identified learning needs at your workplace or a centralized location. We welcome enquires from all registered and enrolled nursing teams and allied health professionals.
Please visit the Allied Health and Nursing website for further information or contact the Program Manager at AlliedHealth-Nursing.Education@rch.org.au to discuss your requirements.
The Nursing and Allied Health Leadership team are pleased to announce the commencement of a program that aims to further support our staff to undertake ongoing education and development. Supported by a grant from The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation the program will support Nurses and Allied Health Staff (from within the Allied Health Directorate or supervised by the same) to undertake ongoing education and development such as professional development activities, continuing professional development registration fees, workplace/site visits, professional travel and accommodation. The Allied Health and Nursing Education & Development Program Committee will meet on a fortnightly basis to review applications across key priority areas. Further information, application forms and guidelines can be sourced below or by emailing the team at
The Program includes funding opportunities for RCH staff for CPD activities and postgraduate studies. Please visit the Allied Health and Nursing website for further information.
Update March 2017 - Nurses can now be directly registered for EMR training on Learning Hero and can be booked by all nursing education team members. Managers - please note that if EMR classes are full, additional places can be negotiated so that recruitment is not delayed for clinically essential roles. Generally there are two Nursing EMR courses per month - one directly following Nursing Orientation day and the other approximately two weeks later, but please check Learning Hero for accurate dates.
Portfolio example and template
Tuesday 2 @ presentation "
Professional Practice Portfolio - Personal, Portable evidence of Nursing Competency " - powerpoint notes
All RCH Nurses and midwives who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) are expected to do a minimum number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours directly relevant to their context of practice each year. The Nursing and Midwifery Board have prepared a
frequently asked questions (FAQ) document that answers common queries that you might have about CPD. RCH nursing services recommend that you regularly update your own CPD record sheet and have provided a template that you can use as part of your own professional practice portfolio.Post graduate Nursing Studies. Remember to keep the past 5 years of records in your PPP (updated time period since June 2016)
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice specialty qualifications will be delivered by " Centres of Excellence" in partnership with the University of Melbourne from January 2015.
Detailed information on specialty courses courses can be found here:
Information about enrolling and completing a Graduate Diploma Nursing Practice (Mental Health) or Master of Advanced Nursing Practice can be found here;
The Nursing and Midwifery Board are responsible for the regulation of nurses and midwives in Australia and as such set the standard by which performance is assessed in order for registration to be obtained in Australia. The four scopes of practice are available as individual documents on the
Nursing and Midwifery Board's guideline page.