About the program

The ACTTP program supports new aged care nurses with training and professional development.

Nurses who take part in the program will receive:

  • specialist training in aged care and gerontological nursing
  • mentorship from senior aged care nurses.

Why it is important

Nurses are clinical and organisational leaders in residential aged care facilities and aged care can provide  exciting opportunities for rapid development and career advancement.

The ACTTP program aims to attract and retain new aged care nurses by offering vital support to nurses beginning in the sector. This will boost the attractiveness of aged care nursing and highlight the exciting and unique opportunities that exist for aged care nurses.

This support and specialist training will also ensure nurses have the confidence and skills to deliver high quality clinical care to older Australians.

Eligibility criteria

There are three streams of the ACTTP program::

  • recently graduated registered nurses who:
    • have graduated in the previous two years
    • are in their first year of clinical practice
    • have not previously participated in a Transition to Practice Program.
  • recently graduated enrolled nurses who:
    • have graduated in the previous two years
    • are in their first year of clinical practice.
  • experienced registered nurses transitioning into aged care who:
    • have worked as a registered nurse in another sector for more than 12 months
    • are in their first year of clinical practice in aged care.

Nurses and aged care providers who are interested in participating in the program are encouraged to contact ACTTP suppliers to enquire which stream of the program they deliver.

Who we work with

We fund the ACTTP program and have contracted three suppliers to deliver it across Australia.

For more information, or to find out how you can participate, contact the suppliers at:

 

Last updated: 
8 June 2022