Research, Education & Training

December 2019

Facilitation Capability Accreditation Program (FCAP)



Are you an experienced facilitator ready to take your capabilities to the next level?

The Health Education & Training Institute’s (HETI) Facilitation Capability Accreditation Program (FCAP) is an innovative approach in NSW Health around the practice of facilitation. It encompasses both accreditation and development pathways, allowing participants to achieve recognition and development across three levels of capability. These are categorised into three corresponding colour bands – Yellow, Blue and Black, which are tailored to different professional contexts and purposes.

About the Program
FCAP is based on the NSW Health Facilitation Standards, which are the guiding principles for each set of capabilities and are designed to guide best practice in the health workforce.


FCAP is primarily focused on providing accreditation for those who already have some level of experience and capability in facilitation, but it is also designed for staff who would like to obtain development in facilitation without necessarily seeking accreditation or those wanting to build on their existing skill set.

The Program has been uniquely designed so that Participants undertake development and accreditation according to the colour level/s that are appropriate for the roles that they currently perform or may perform in the future and the contexts in which they operate.


  • YELLOW BAND is content focused

  • BLUE BAND is process focused

If you have any queries this program please do not hesitate to contact the Organisational Development and Learning team on 9840 3624 or

Contact for more information

Sandra Cuneo

9840 3624

Submitted by Sandra Cuneo

HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration Program 2020



Applications are invited for the HLT37315 - Certificate III in Health Administration program.
Closing date for expressions of interest: 29 January 2020.

WSLHD Organisational Development and Learning (Cumberland) is now accepting expressions of interest (EOI) for this Nationally Recognised Qualification through NSW Health RTO (HETI), commencing 2020. This qualification is funded through NSW Smart and Skilled education grants.

Workshop dates have been finalised, (commencing February 2020, ending December 2020). We are excited to be delivering this program at Cumberland Campus. You can find more information on this program, including the program schedule and delivery mode for this program by following the link and clicking on the course tile at

The application process is:

  1. Log into My Health Learning

  2. Search for HLT37315 or Certificate III in Health Administration

  3. Choose which group you would like to enrol in (either Group 1 or Group 2) and request learning.

  4. Your application will then be sent to your manager for approval.

  5. Applications will be reviewed by the Program Co-Ordinator and you may be formally offered a place in the course as places in the courses are limited.

  6. You will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date and taken through the next part of the process. You must ensure you have your manager’s support and approval prior to completing the EOI.


Contact for more information

Narelle Darby

(02) 9840 3637

Submitted by Narelle Darby

WSLHD Libraries Christmas arrangements



Auburn Hospital Library
Closing 3.00pm Thursday 19 December
Reopening Monday 30 December
For staffed hours during January please see our website.
Auburn Hospital staff and WSLHD staff who have after-hours access set up will be able to use the Library throughout the closed period.
Westmead Library staff can be contacted for urgent assistance (e.g. with document delivery or search help) when the Auburn library is closed.

Peter Zelas Library Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital Library are both:
Closing 1.00pm Thursday 19 December
Re-opening Monday 13 January 

Mental Health Library, Cumberland
Closing 5.00pm Thursday 19 December
Reopening Monday 6 January 

Westmead Hospital Library
Closing 5.00pm Thursday 19 December
Reopening Monday 6 January 
Staff and students with after-hours access set up will be able to use the Library throughout the closed period.

Although Library staff are taking a break you can still access e-resources 24/7. Contact us if you need help registering for CIAP, Athens and other key e-resources for off-site access.

Loans can be issued or renewed until after the closed period.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone from the Library staff!

Contact for more information

Judy Reading

8890 6266

Submitted by Judy Reading

Western Sydney Local Health District Clinical Leadership Program 2020


Applications are now open for individuals and multidisciplinary teams of up to four people to join the WSLHD Clinical Leadership Program (CLP). Applicants will have fundamental leadership skills and/or experience; and are leading a team or aspiring to be a leader at the ward/unit/service/division level.


Applications close on 20 January 2020.

You are committed to improving the quality of care, safety, patient experience and optimising team effectiveness.

The CLP aims to enhance the capacity of individuals and multidisciplinary clinical teams in the following areas:

  • Leading sustainable system improvement and patient safety initiatives.

  • Working more effectively in partnership with staff, consumers and families.

  • Growing insight into their own leadership style and its impact on other.

  • Collaborating across boundaries within and outside of the organisation.

  • Building a culture of patient-centred care within an environment that enables work based learning and reflective practice.

The 12-month program explores contemporary leadership and team development, quality improvement, patient safety, change concepts and application of these concepts in the workplace, through workshops, self-directed learning, individual coaching and action learning sets, 360 feedback, individual professional development plans and a work-based clinical improvement project. The program also provides participants with exposure to WSLHD Health Leaders and leadership strategies at all levels of the organisation.

Selection: All applicants must have demonstrated support of their manager to participate in the program.

To apply: Visit the Learning and Development website here and click the Clinical Leadership Program button on the top right of the page.

Contact for more information

Sandra Cuneo

9840 3624

Submitted by Sandra Cuneo

2020 Enrolled Nurse Scholarships


NSW Health are offering scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing program in partnership with TAFE NSW and the NSW Health Registered Training Organisations at campuses across NSW.

The scholarships include course fees for the Diploma of Nursing, and the offer of employment in a NSW public health facility on successful completion of the Diploma and registration as an Enrolled Nurse (pending satisfactory employment checks).

Applications for the scholarships open 9am on 14 January 2020 and close at 12 midday 19 February 2020.

For more information on Enrolled Nurse Scholarships, visit

Contact for more information

Wendy Martin

02 9391 9818

Submitted by Afrah Fazli on behalf of NSW Health

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