In this section
12-month course conducted through The University of Melbourne. Students are employed part-time and attend lectures conducted on site at RCH. The possibility of part-time study exists. Students are supported clinically with a strong focus on preceptorship.
Telephone +61 3 9345 5777
School of nursing, The University of Melbourne
The ACPIC is provided for nurses with acute care experience (adult or paediatric) who are interested in working in PICU, but have limited intensive care exposure. This 12 week program will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a beginning practitioner in PICU, and
includes 10 paid study days and 3 weeks supernumerary time. We ensure structured supervision and assistance is available to you at the bedside with our Preceptors, Clinical Nurse Facilitators and Educators.
The role of the PICU nurse is challenging and rewarding and we will offer you opportunities to learn and develop in a dynamic, enabling and supportive team environment.
Nurse Unit Manager - Intensive Care Unit
Telephone +61 3 9345 5201
PICU nursing opportunities
The PICU provides experience and training in paediatric intensive care medicine for trainees from Australia and overseas.
The unit is accredited for two years core training for Fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
ANZCA. The unit also offers accredited supervision of trainees of the
Royal Australian College of Physicians and
Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.
Please read - t
raining in paediatric intensive care medicine
For further information on medical training in PICU,
see the section ' PICU medical administration' on our Contact us page.