Staff education & training

As part of our aim of offering the best medical care, we are committed to providing great training and experience opportunities to staff.

As a member of our staff, you will be eligible to for professional development opportunities, including hands-on mentoring, courses, programs and tertiary qualifications.

Our Education and Development Unit

The St Vincent’s team of 34 consultants and coaches offers multi-disciplinary educational opportunities throughout the organisation. Our education consultants develop programs and coordinate courses. Clinical coaches are role models and mentors based in the ward who guide and support staff to achieve best clinical practice. They work closely with graduate nurses and undergraduates, as well as new and existing staff.

Links with universities

We are a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University. We also provide undergraduate and post-graduate education and placement opportunities for nursing students from various other universities.

We collaborate with universities to provide a range of undergraduate clinical placements and post-graduate studies in:

  • intensive care
  • perioperative
  • anaesthetics
  • midwifery
  • plastics and reconstruction
  • neurosciences
  • orthopedics
  • cardiac and interventional cardiology.

Nursing programs

We offer nurses at all levels opportunities to continue developing their career, including:

Leaders in Australian health care

We have been recently awarded the highest level of recognition – an Outstanding Achievement rating – by The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards EQuIP accreditation process.