Department of Health and Human Services

Central Metropolitan Clinical Placement Network

The Central Metropolitan Clinical Placement Network (CPN) has been established to support clinical education activities in inner Melbourne.

All health service providers within the Central Metropolitan CPN boundaries are automatic members of network. All education providers that access student clinical placements within the network are also members.

The Central Metropolitan CPN is led by a Committee that is representative of the CPN’s membership base. The Committee members represent the different sectors involved in clinical education in the CPN.

The CPN is also supported by the work of a dedicated Coordinator.

Central Metropolitan CPN Committee 2012
  Central Metropolitan CPN Committee 2012 Terms of Reference

Representative Sector Organisation
Nicole Kondogiannis Community Health General Manager Organisational Development & Strategy
Doutta Galla Community Health Service
Matthew Hercus Regional Office,
Department of Health
Manager, Primary Care
Department of Health, North West Metropolitan Region
Joan Deegan Higher Education Development Manager, Central/Western Clinical School Network
LaTrobe University
Adrian Fisher Higher Education Head, School of Social Sciences & Psychology
Victoria University
Matthew Hopcraft Higher Education Director of Clinical Education
Melbourne Dental School
Meg Morris Higher Education Associate Dean & Head of School of Health Sciences
University of Melbourne
Greg Miller Mental Health Senior Psychiatric Nurse, Education, Training & Development
North Western Mental Health
Tracey Scott Private Health Group Manager Strategic
Epworth HealthCare
Genevieve Juj Public Health Manager of Allied Health
Melbourne Health
Peter Morley Public Health Director of Medical Education
Melbourne Health
Deirdre Mackechnie Public Health (specialist) Workforce Development Manager
The Dental Hospital
Mark Rowe Regional Training Provider (RTP) Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Metropolitan Alliance
Lindsay Bava Vocational Education and Training (VET) Acting Assistant Manager,
Health Nursing Nursing & Aged Care
Kangan Institute
News and Events
Clinical placements in aged care: upcoming information session for the aged care sector

The Central and Northern Metropolitan CPNs are hosting a combined information session for staff in aged care facilities. Participants can learn more about CPN initiatives and how the aged care sector can be involved.

17 July 2012, 11am-1pm
Doutta Galla Community Health
15-19 Gracie Street, North Melbourne

  Information sheet - Aged care sector information session, July 2012

Please RSVP by 1 July 2012 to

New projects in the Central Metropolitan CPN, commencing 2012

In late 2011, the Department of Health (the department), in partnership with Health Workforce Australia (HWA), conducted a request for proposals process for strategic project funding.

A full list of funded projects is available on the request for proposals page.

We are pleased to advise that three projects have been offered funding in the Central Metropolitan CPN:

  Summary of funded projects - Central Metropolitan CPN

These projects were possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia and the Department of Health, Victoria.

HealthWorkforce Australia logo An Australian Government Initiative logo Department of Health (Victoria) logo

Other initiatives in the Central Metropolitan CPN

In 2011, the Central Metropolitan CPN was successfully funded to deliver five strategic projects:

Central Metropolitan CPN Strategic Projects 2011

A team preceptorship model to optimise clinical training of enrolled nurses in Central Metropolitan CPN
  • Develop a team-based model of preceptorship for Enrolled Nursing students in mental health settings.
Collaborative and flexible model of nursing education and supervision
  • Roll out of a flexible placement model, incorporating student self-rostering, for mental health nursing placements.
Interprofessional clinical educator training program (IpEP)
  • Develop, pilot and evaluate a training program for interprofessional clinical educators.
Interprofessional orientation for students in paediatrics within the Central Metropolitan CPN
  • Develop a common framework for preparing peadiatrics students for clinical placement.
  • Trial and evaluate a standard student orientation tool, including online components, for students in all disciplines.
Mental health interprofessional clinical education program
  • Extension of a recently-trialled interprofessional education program to other mental health services within Central Metropolitan CPN.

Registrations open: supervision training program - Western and Central Metropolitan CPNs

The Western and Central Metropolitan CPNs are delivering a new, multi-professional training program that aims to develop practical clinical supervision knowledge and skills.

The program commences in February 2012 and includes four half-day sessions run on site in each of the CPNs.

Information sheet - Supervisor Training and Education Program (STEP) 2012

To register your attendance at the workshops, please complete an online registration form.

For queries, please contact Danny Nguyen, Project Officer, Clinical Supervision Training, Western Health, at

  Central Metropolitan CPN Newsletter, April 2012
  Central Metropolitan CPN Newsletter, February 2012
  Central Metropolitan CPN Newsletter, September 2011
  Central Metropolitan CPN Newsletter, April 2011
  Agenda Central Metropolitan CPN Committee Meeting, 4 April 2012
  Agenda - Central Metropolitan CPN Committee Meeting, 7 March 2012
  Agenda - Central Metropolitan CPN Committee Meeting, February 2012
The Central Metropolitan CPN Committee commenced meeting in 2011. Minutes from these meetings are available below.

  Minutes Central Metropolitan CPN Committee meeting, 4 April 2012
  Minutes Central Metropolitan CPN Committee meeting, 7 March 2012
  Minutes - Central Metropolitan CPN Committee meeting, 15 February 2012
  Minutes - Central Metropolitan CPN Committee meeting, 7 December 2011
For all queries relating to the Central Metropolitan CPN, or to direct a query to the Central Metropolitan CPN Committee, please contact:

Jan Roney
Central Metropolitan CPN Coordinator
Telephone: (61 3) 8327 1769
Mobile: 0407 575 929

General queries

For general queries about the CPNs see the Contact page.