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
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