2022 RN TPPP - Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for the 2022 Registered Nurse Transition to Professional Practice Program (2022 RN TPPP), you must, at the time of application:

  • Expect to complete your nursing degree between 1 July 2020 and 28 February 2022 that leads to initial registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia*
  • Not have had more than 456 hours (3 months’ full-time equivalent) of paid experience as a Registered Nurse in any setting and in any country** 
  • Not have previously commenced a graduate nurse program (or equivalent) in any setting and in any country**
  • Not be applying during the ‘employment exclusion period’ after taking a Voluntary Separation Package (VSP) from the SA Government

* Applicants who have completed their degree before 1 July 2020 are not eligible to apply. Applicants who are completing their degree after 28 February 2022 are not eligible for the 2022 RN TPPP recruitment and should wait for the 2023 RN TPPP recruitment.

** Applicants who have had any paid employment as a Registered Nurse, or have commenced in a graduate nurse program, will be required to provide a Statement of Service.  Please refer to the FAQ document for more information. 

Criteria for priority appointment to the TPPP

SA Health applies criteria for prioritising the appointment of all nurse graduates to the TPPP. Preference for appointment will be given to the following priority groups:

  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurse graduates
  2. Local South Australian nurse graduates with Australian citizenship or permanent residency, or New Zealand citizenship.

You will be required to provide proof of identity for the priority group applicable to you at the time of application. Each proof of identity document must be certified by an authorised witness.

To find out more about the type of documentation required for the priority group applicable to you, please refer to the Criteria for Priority Appointment document (PDF 286KB) .