Postgraduate Neonatal Education
- Graduate Nurse Program
- Graduate Midwife Program
- Graduate Nurse and Graduate Midwife Combined Program
- Aboriginal Graduate Nurse and Midwife Programs
- Postgraduate Midwifery Program
- Postgraduate Midwifery Clinical Placements
- Postgraduate Neonatal Education
- Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice - Emergency Nursing
- Midwifery Refresher Program
- Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Programs
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of four tertiary level nurseries in Melbourne.
Specialist care is provided to approximately 1600 premature and medically very unwell babies per year (695 Intensive Care). With our tertiary partners at MMC, MWH and RCH we care for the most premature and critically unwell babies across Victoria. The unit also has a key role in providing education and training for local, national and international health professionals as well as an extensive research program.
The Women’s neonatal unit has been designed as one unit with both intensive and special care nursery pods; 27 NICU cots and 32 SCN cots. The Women’s also has six SCN cots at Sandringham with capital works currently underway to make it an eight bed SCN. Our model of Care is built on keeping mothers and babies together, underpinned by continuity, consistency and engagement with babies, parents’ and families, who are at the heart of everything we do.
Our postgraduate learners are an integral part of the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) team and are supported through their learning journey by a dedicated team of health professionals, educators and clinical support. Learners are engaged on an employment model to complete their post-graduate studies in neonatal nursing.
To apply you must:
- Be a registered nurse or hold a dual degree ( registered nurse and registered midwife) with a minimum of one year post registration experience in an acute health care setting
- Be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia
- Meet the eligibility and entry requirements for post-graduate study (neonatal practice) through one of the Women’s partner Universities – The University of Melbourne or LaTrobe University
Be able to work a minimum of 32 hours per week across all shifts (AM, PM, Night Duty).
Applications for the 2020 Postgraduate Neonatal Intensive Care course are now closed.
Applications for 2021 will open on Monday 3rd August and close on Sunday 30th August, with interviews to take place on Monday 14th September.