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Postgraduate Studies

The Continuing Education and Development Unit provides a variety of postgraduate courses in collaboration with Monash and Deakin Universities. While the theoretical component is undertaken at the University, specific clinical experience is provided within Acute and Sub-Acute areas of Peninsula Health.

Comprehensive and appropriate clinical support is then provided through the Nurse Educators in the Continuing Education and Development Unit in partnership with clinical staff at the ward level.

Postgraduate courses include:

For more information about the above courses please contact the relevant University (follow the links above) or the Continuing Education and Development Unit.

Phone: (03) 9784 7732  Fax: (03) 9784 7213  Email: cedu@phcn.vic.gov.au

Studies in Mental Health

Mental Health nursing is a highly specialised and demanding area of work. In recognition of this, Peninsula Health has made a commitment to only employ Division 1 Nurses who possess or are willing to undertake specialist post-registration qualifications in mental health nursing. It is an expectation that nurses who gain such qualifications are endorsed with the Nurses Board of Victoria as a psychiatric nurse.

The Clinical Development Program was developed specifically for Peninsula Health Psychiatric Service to support Division 1 nurses in gaining additional qualifications to enable them to work safely in the mental health field. The program incorporates clinical times with concurrent study through Monash University. Participants completing the program and course requirements will be eligible to graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health). This program comprises one of the key recruitment strategies specific for Psychiatric Services.

Enquiries can be made to:

Continuing Education and Development Unit
Phone: (03) 9784 7732 Email: cedu@phcn.vic.gov.au


Department of Human Services information on nursing: www.health.vic.gov.au/nursing
Monash University: www.med.monash.edu.au/nursing/postgraduate