34134, several - 01K73

Registered Nurse, 2020 Transition to Practice Program
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 09 July 2019

Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $66,185 - $88,410
Position No: 34134, several - 01K73
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 June 2019
Contact Officer: Terri Conley on terri.conley@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 7957

Canberra Health Services is a values lead service with a vision of “Creating exceptional health care together”. Our values guide our day to day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. Our vision and values were developed together by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Canberra Health Services invites applications from Graduate Registered Nurses for the 2020 Transition to Practice Program (TTPP).
Canberra Health Services (CHS) (formerly ACT Health) offers a 12 month, structured program that provides a supportive framework for registered nurses during their first year of clinical practice.
We are keen to receive applications from nurses who are passionate about providing safe, quality, patient centred care and motivated by the organisational values of care, excellence, collaboration and integrity.
12 month contracts will be offered full-time or part-time to assist Registered Nurse graduates with transition into the workforce. This fantastic opportunity will provide participants with support and dynamic learning opportunities offered through the diversity of services available and structured professional development tailored for the graduate nurse.
The 12 month program will incorporate at least two six month rotations through clinical areas or 12 months within a speciality.
Eligibility/other Requirements
  • Completed/will complete a Bachelor of Nursing Degree between December 2018 and June 2020.
  • Registered or eligible to register as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) prior to date of program commencement
  • A Permanent Resident of Australia or an Australian Citizen, or people in Australia with a valid visa that allows them to work at the time of application. This includes New Zealand citizens.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
These are temporary positions available for 12 months. This application process is for those applicants that would like to be considered for any of the expected 2020 Transition to Practice Program RN intakes (February, April, May and August). Short listing will take place from the submitted documentation. Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview on either 9 or 10 September, 2019. At this time elements of the application process will be considered including written response to selection criteria and performance at interview. Phone interviews will not be available; to be considered for a position you must attend the assessment centre in person. Employment decisions will be based on written application, referee reports, satisfactory academic history, and successful interview. Suitable candidates not offered positions in the first round may be offered positions at a later date as required by Canberra Health Services.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


These are temporary positions available for 12 months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services