Aged Care Transition to Practice Program

The Aged Care Transition to Practice (ACTTP) program provides nurses with mentoring, training and support at the start of their career in aged care.

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.

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


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.

Who is eligible

There are three streams of the ACTTP program available to nurses in their first year of clinical practice in aged care.

This includes:

  • enrolled nurses who have graduated in the previous two years
  • registered nurses who have graduated in the previous two year and have not participated in a Transition to Practice Program
  • experienced registered nurses transitioning into aged care and have worked as a registered nurse in another sector for more than 12 months.

Nurses and aged care providers who are interested in participating in the program should contact ACTTP suppliers for program stream information.

Learn more

To learn more about the program,  including how you can participate, you can  visit the following suppliers:

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