Key messages

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 Fund will support a suite of initiatives to address current and future nursing and midwifery workforce challenges.

Nursing and Midwifery stakeholders will be engaged to inform and support implementation of the Fund through the Department of Health and Human Services, Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Planning Advisory Group.

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 Fund will create opportunities to train and develop more Victorians as a nurse or midwife and address current workforce shortages and projected workforce need.

The Fund will support expansion of current nursing and midwifery Government initiatives such the Graduate, Postgraduate and Scholarship programs and will create new programs such as an Enrolled Nursing Transition to Practice Program and Refresher Programs. For a list of Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program and Refresher Program providers, please see Program providers on this page.

The Department of Health and Human Services will be working closely with stakeholders over the four-year duration of the Fund to ensure its strategic implementation and roll out to priority areas and clinical settings. The Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Planning Advisory Group will provide advice and direction to ensure the Fund meets the requirements of the sector both now and during its four years.

Program Providers 2019-20

  • Refresher Program Providers 2019-20
    For Refresher Program Providers 2019-20 contact details, see Returning to nursing or midwifery.
  • Refresher Program Providers 2020-21

    A list of hospitals and health services in Victoria is available here.

    Health Service Region
    Albury Wodonga Health  Rural/regional
    Barwon Health  Rural/regional
    Bass Coast Health  Rural/regional
    Benalla Health  Rural/regional
    Bendigo Health  Rural/regional
    Central Gippsland Health  Rural/regional
    Eastern Health  Metropolitan
    Echuca Regional Health  Rural/regional
    Goulburn Valley Health (Links with NCN)  Rural/regional
    Latrobe Regional Hospital  Rural/regional
    Mansfield District Hospital  Rural/regional
    Numurkah District Health Service (NCN) (Links with GVH)  Rural/regional
    Northern Health  Metropolitan
    Royal Women's Hospital 
    Metropolitan
    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne  Metropolitan
    Stawell Regional Health   Rural/regional
    Tallangatta Health Service  Rural/regional
    West Gippsland Healthcare Group   Rural/regional
    Western District Health
    Rural/regional
    Western Health  Metropolitan
    Yarrawonga Health  Rural/regional
  • Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program Providers 2019-20

    A list of hospitals and health services in Victoria is available here.

    Health Service Phone
    Alexandra District Health 03 5772 0900
    Alfred Health 03 9076 2000
    Barwon Health 03 4215 0000
    Bass Coast Health 03 5671 3333
    Bendigo Health 03 5454 6000
    Castlemaine Health 03 5471 3555
    Djerriwarrh Health Services 03 5367 2000
    Eastern Health 1300 342 255
    East Grampians Health Service (EGHS) and Beaufort and Skipton Health Service (BSHS) 03 5352 9300
    Echuca Regional Health 03 5485 5000
    Goulburn Valley Health 03 5832 2322
    Great Ocean Road Health 03 5832 2322
    Kerang District Health 03 5450 9200
    Kyabram District Health Service 03 5857 0200
    Mansfield District Hospital 03 5775 8800
    Melbourne Health 03 9342 7000
    Nathalia Cobram Numurkah Health (NCN Health) 03 5866 9444
    Northeast Health Wangaratta with Benalla Health Service 03 5722 5111
    Royal Women's Hospital 03 8345 2000
    Rural Northwest Health 03 5083 2000
    Seymour Health 03 5793 6100
    St Vincent's Hospital 03 9231 2211
    Stawell Regional Health 03 5358 8500
    Swan Hill District Health 03 5033 9300
    West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) 03 5623 0611
    Western District Health Service 03 5551 8222
    Western Health 03 8345 1333
    Wimmera Health Care Group 03 5381 9111
    Yarrawonga Health 03 5743 8111
  • Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program Providers 2020-21

    A list of hospitals and health services in Victoria is available here.

    Health Service Region
    Alfred Health Metropolitan
    Alpine Health Rural/regional
    Beechworth Health Rural/regional
    Bendigo Health Rural/regional
    Corryong Health Rural/regional
    Djerriwarrh Health Service Metropolitan
    Eastern Health Metropolitan
    Mansfield District Hospital Rural/regional
    Maryborough District Health Service Rural/regional
    Northern Health Metropolitan
    Rochester & Elmore District Health Service Rural/regional
    Rural Northwest Health Rural/regional
    West Gippsland Healthcare Group Rural/regional
    Western Health Metropolitan
    Wimmera Health Care Group with West Wimmera Health Care & Edenshope and District Memorial Hospital Rural/regional
    Yarrawonga Health Rural/regional