Department of Health

Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Fund

Key messages

On 27 May 2019, the $50 million Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Fund (the Fund) was announced as part of the 2019-2020 Victorian State Budget. A further boost of $5.6 million was announced for 2022-23 to fund more Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program places.

The Fund will support a suite of initiatives to address current and future nursing and midwifery workforce challenges.

On 27 May 2019, the $50 million Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Fund (the Fund) was announced as part of the 2019-2020 Victorian State Budget. 

The 2022-23 State Budget announced a further boost of $5.6 million in 2022-23 to fund more Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program places.

Over a four-year duration (2019-2020 to 2022-23), the Fund aims to create opportunities to train and develop more Victorians as a nurse or midwife, and to address current workforce shortages and projected workforce need.

This includes supporting the expansion of current nursing and midwifery Government initiatives such as the Graduate, Postgraduate and Scholarship programs.

It also supports the Enrolled Nursing Transition to Practice Program and Refresher Programs.

A list of Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program and Refresher Program providers can be found below.

The implementation of the program supported as part of the Fund is undertaken by the Department of Health in close consultation with stakeholders to ensure its strategic implementation and focus on priority areas and clinical settings. 

Program Providers 2022-23

  • A list of hospitals and health services in Victoria is available here.

    Health Service provider
    Albury Wodonga Health
    Alexandra District Health
    Alfred Health
    Alpine Health
    Austin Health
    Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
    Barwon Health
    Bass Coast Health
    Beaufort and Skipton Health Service
    Bendigo Health
    Castlemaine Health
    Central Gippsland Health Service
    Colac Area Health
    Corryong Health
    East Grampians Health Service
    East Wimmera Health Service
    Eastern Health
    Echuca Regional Health
    Goulburn Valley Health
    Grampians Health
    Great Ocean Road Health
    Inglewood and Districts Health Service
    Kerang and District Health
    Kilmore District Health
    Kyabram District Health Service
    Latrobe Regional Hospital
    Mansfield District Hospital
    Maryborough District Health Service
    Melbourne Health
    Mercy Hospitals Victoria
    Mildura Base Public Hospital
    Monash Health
    NCN Health
    Northeast Health Wangaratta
    Northern Health
    Peninsula Health
    Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
    Seymour District Memorial Hospital
    South Gippsland Hospital
    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
    Swan Hill District Health
    Tallangatta Health Service
    The Royal Children's Hospital
    The Royal Women's Hospital
    West Gippsland Healthcare Group
    West District Health Service
    Western Health
    Yarrawonga District Health Service

Reviewed 28 October 2022

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