Research, Education & Training

January 2020

Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program



Applications for the NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program are now open.


The program provides financial support and assistance and is open to Aboriginal students currently studying or about to study an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at university.

Successful cadets will receive:


  • Study allowance of $600 each fortnight while undertaking a university nursing or midwifery degree

  • A $500 support allowance each semester

  • Access to an Aboriginal mentor, cadet coordinator and additional clinical support

  • Up to 12 weeks of paid employment in a local public hospital or Justice Health facility. 


Applicants must live in NSW. Applications for the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program close on 25 January. 


Interested in applying? 

For more information and how to apply, click here.

For general enquiries about the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program, please call 1800 155 325 or email 

Contact for more information

NSW Health

1800 155 325 

Submitted by Leanne Findlay on behalf of NSW Health

The Knock on Effect – A patient’s pressure injury journey



Come and join us for an education session on pressure injuries and the impact they can have on patients, carers and their family, utilising thought provoking techniques.

Westmead, 3, 4, 6 and 7 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, WECC


Westmead, 5 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm 

Location: Auditorium, WECC

Blacktown, 10 February – 14 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Clinical School Lecture Theatre Level 3. On Wednesday - Clinical School Seminar Room Level 3

Auburn, 17 February – 19 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Conference Room 3 & 4 Level 5

Mt Druitt, 26 February and 27 February

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Conference Room, Level 1

Cumberland, 3 March – 5 March

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Room 1, Education Centre

Contact for more information

Kylie Westcott

8890 9931

Submitted by Andrea Kirk

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


Applications close next Monday 20 January.

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 the 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 is 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 are now open and will close at 12 midday on Sunday 19 February.

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

Living with dementia information session in Mandarin


This information session is presented by Anglicare at Home Dementia Advisory Services and WSLHD Dementia Advisory Service in partnership with Multicultural Health Services.

A Mandarin interpreter will be present.


Date: Tuesday, 4 February
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Auburn Community Health Centre, Novral Street, Auburn

RSVP to Nila Sinha on 0437 353 429, or Sue Tolhurst on 0434 568 775.

Contact for more information

Sora Machida

9840 4101

Submitted by Sue Tolhurst

Blood Borne Viruses Education for Health Care Workers (lunch provided)


Blood Borne Viruses Education for Health Care Workers
Wednesday, 25 March, 8.00am - 4.00pm
Conference Room 3 & 4, Level 5, Auburn Hospital

To increase the capacity of health care workers to understand Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) and improve their ability to respond to and manage related issues.


Upon completion of this workshop health care workers will be able to:


  • Identify modes of transmission of BBVs and list high risk activities/situations

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the disease processes, principals of management and available treatment options

  • Identify the personal, professional and legal issues associated with BBVs

  • Identify issues facing people living with BBVs

  • Demonstrate the ability to deal appropriately with an occupational exposure to blood or other body fluids

  • Explain the concept of harm minimisation, and its role in health prevention strategies

Enrolment can be made through HETI with course code: `DEV1402 Blood Borne Viruses Education for Health Care Workers.'

Audience: All health professionals


Cost: Free. Lunch will be provided.

Contact for more information

Anju Devkota

02 9843 3170

Submitted by Anju Devkota

Dementia and Frailty staff forum


All staff are invited to save the date on Tuesday 10 March to attend a free all day staff forum on Dementia and Frailty at Westmead Hospital.


Additional details will be provided closer to the date.

Contact for more information

Clare Kendrick

0434 568 093

Submitted by Jennifer Celkys

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