Staff Education

At North West Private, we value our staff and are committed to providing ongoing training, education and career development opportunities from day one.

These opportunities include:

  • Hospital Orientation Program
  • Internal Training Programs
  • External Education Opportunities
  • Graduate Registered Nurse Program
  • Enrolled Nurse Training Program
  • Traineeships
  • Management Development Program

We also offer University Placements across a wide range of health disciplines.

Staff Education

Graduate Nurse Positions

Peri-operative Services

Twelve month placement in recovery and anaesthetics with the opportunity to complete a sponsored Graduate Diploma.

Medical & Surgical

Acute medical and surgical experience for general nurse graduates on Bass Ward.


Midwifery graduate positions on Huon Ward, which has over 800 deliveries each year

Student Nurse Positions


North West Private Hospital has a memorandum of understanding with the University of Tasmania. Under this agreement, up to two student midwives each year have the opportunity to complete the practical component of their midwifery qualification with North West Private Hospital.

Medical, Surgical & Psychiatric

Clinical placement positions are available in these areas for student nurses.

Ongoing Education

All staff have many opportunities to maintain and upgrade their qualifications.

North West Private is fortunate to be co-located with the University of Tasmania's Rural Clinical School. Arrangements exist with the university that enable us to have use of their facility, shared in-service education opportunities and invitations for our staff to participate in a wide variety of education sessions and lectures.

Many staff are sponsored to attend conferences, ongoing tertiary education and study days.

In-service Education

In-service education sessions are regularly organised covering topics such as diabetes, neonatal resuscitation and IV cannulation.

Bi monthly clinical education dinners are also conducted by our psychiatrist.

Mandatory Training

All staff are given annual compulsory training in:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Life Support (nurses only)
  • Manual Handling
  • Infection Control (Prevention)
  • Quality Activities
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Emergency Procedures

Domestic services, catering, maintenance and administration staff are encouraged and supported to gain on-site, certificate level qualifications.

Further Information

We welcome any enquiries regarding our Graduate Nurse Program. Please contact us for further information.

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