Colac Area Health co-ordinate a number of programs for new and current staff. Each program aims to provide support to the participant as they transition into a new area or role.
Colac Area Health also offers staff a range of opportunities and services such as salary packaging, social club membership, access to the employee assistance program and the QUIT program.
Staff are able to view the course calendar, enrol in internal courses and education sessions, complete online learning assessments and track professional development via our online learning and education tool, SOLLE
For current training details, click here.
Graduate Nurse Program
The Graduate Nurse Program can be undertaken full time or part time. Five to six positions are available each year.
The program includes three rotations in areas such as the Acute Ward, Community Nursing, Urgent Care, Perioperative Services and Residential Aged Care. Supernumerary placements are in areas including Midwifery, Ambulance Victoria, Haemodialysis.
Apply for the graduate nurse program through Computer Match by the due date and state Colac Area Health as your preferred option. Details of what is required in the application are outlined in Computer Match.
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Perioperative)
The Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Perioperative) is currently offered at Colac Area Health in conjunction with Deakin University.
This program offers a well rounded experience with exposure to areas of pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care. An external rotation at a tertiary hospital to gain exposure to services not offered at Colac Area Health is also available.
The Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Perioperative) program is advertised on the Colac Area Health intranet in the second half of the year. Please follow the details outlined in this advertisement to apply.
Student Midwifery Program
Colac Area Health offers the student midwife program to those studying a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at the University of Ballarat.
This program offers a significant amount of supernumerary time in maternity services covering a range of areas on a daily basis. Areas include birthing suite, antenatal appointments, post natal care and domiciliary visits. An external placement at a tertiary hospital special care nursery and with the maternal and child health nurse is also available.
The program is advertised on the Colac Area Health intranet in the second half of the year. Please follow the details outlined in this advertisement to apply.
Graduate Midwifery Program
The graduate midwifery program offers a supportive program where the graduate midwife can further develop their knowledge and skills in areas of midwifery including antenatal, intra partum and post natal care. The opportunity also exists to participate in a relevant midwifery conference and complete placement at a tertiary maternity service.
Apply for the graduate midwifery program through Computer Match by the due date and state Colac Area Health as your preferred option. Details of what is required in the application are outlined in Computer Match.
As a teaching facility, Colac Area Health annually accommodates more than 100 students from different education providers and disciplines. Staff development facilities include a tutorial room, a simulation room and video-conferencing for outreach education.
Colac Area Health programs are continually under review to ensure they are providing the best possible outcomes for participants. For this reason details of each program are subject to change on an annual basis. Please refer to our website or contact our Human Resources Coordinator on 03 5232 5384 for the most up-to-date program information and for details of application and submission requirements.