Nursing and midwifery transition supports
Nursing and Midwifery Undergraduate Clinical Placement
Nursing and Midwifery Undergraduate Clinical Placements provide students of educational institutions with an opportunity to gain workplace experience within healthcare environments and conditions to attain the current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s National Competencies Standards.
Please find information about health care student clinical placements on the Better Placed website. A checklist is provided as a guide in the document Clinical Placement Requirements for Healthcare Students (PDF 1MB).
This document provides guidance for students undertaking a clinical placement at a SA Health facility in a hospital or community setting.
Further information on placements
Please find further information about clinical placements/professional experience placements at:
- Better Placed
- The University of Adelaide
- University of South Australia
- Flinders University
- Your Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP)
The Transition to Professional Practice Program has been designed to assist graduate nurses and graduate midwives transition into the nursing and midwifery workforce, within a supportive environment.
The Program is available to nurses and midwives who have:
- Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
- Less than 988 hours of paid employment experience as a registered nurse (at the time of application) in any health setting
- Not completed a registered nurse/registered midwife graduate programme/TPPP previously.
To find out further information about the TPPP please read:
- SA Health Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) for Registered Nurses
- SA Health Transition to Professional Practice Program for Registered Midwives
- Applications for the Transition to Professional Practice Program may be lodged online at SA Health careers.
Internationally qualified nurses and midwives
Information regarding eligibility for registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia including South Australia is available at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Programs of study are available for internationally educated nurses requiring up-skilling to meet the Australian nursing competency standards.
For approved programs of study leading to registration, endorsement and notation of applicants for registration as an Enrolled Nurse (EN), Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Midwife (RM) please refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia information for Internationally qualified nurses and midwives.
Further information for international professionals
University of South Australia- The Australian Registered Nurses Training Program (ARNTP) for internationally educated nurses: