Transition to Professional Practice (TPP)

Join us and transition from student to registered nurse or midwife on the Central Coast, renowned for its natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle. It is only an hour's drive from one of the world's great cities, Sydney.

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The Haven 

Our skilled and supportive staff will guide you through the dynamic environment of health enabling you to become a safe and competent practitioner while being responsive to contemporary trends and challenges in healthcare. We can assist in the design of an individual clinical and professional learning pathway to meet your professional development needs.

The interview process is competitive and you should be well prepared. Part of the application process enables you to nominate your preferred areas of practice. There are five (5) preferences listed for CCLHD, please consider carefully and make an informed choice.


PDF Document Transition to practice brochure (1.1 MB)Brochure cover

PDF Document Participant information handbook (787 KB) provides additional information about TPP on the Central Coast.

External page link Transition to Professional Practice - NSW Health will guide you through the application process.

What we offer

Transition to Professional Practice opportunities exist across our acute and sub-acute facilities providing you with:

  • an individualised program to meet your needs
  • full-time or part-time(min 0.6 FTE) positions
  • supportive learning environment
  • annual leave
  • performance development and review
  • opportunity to participate in a second year specialty program of your choice upon completion of the Transition to Professional Practice 1st year program
  • opportunity for six general TPP's to rotate through Mental Health(general/mental health) for 6 months

Recruitment process for 2017 TPP applications

Applications should be lodged online at:

External page link Nursing and Midwifery Office - NSW Health

Important dates

Online applications open 8am Monday 3 July 2017

Applications close 12pm Friday 21 July 2017

Interview letters will be sent to applicants via email on Tuesday 8 August 2017

Interviews at CCLHD will be face to face

Interview dates TBA

Acknowledge / accept interview invitation by Tuesday 15 August 2017

Letters of interview outcome via email to applicants Monday 23 October 2017

Acceptance of offer is required by Sunday 29 October 2017

Career opportunities

Our community deserves the best in care which is why we invest in the professional development and ongoing education of our staff. We encourage those who like challenges, want to grow and have great communication skills to stay and build their career with us. We can offer individualised career planning and work with a number of universities to offer postgraduate certificate courses to enhance your specialist nursing skills.

The University of Tasmania offers scholarships for CCLHD nurses and midwives for postgraduate certificate courses in acute care, cardio-vascular, critical care, aged care, child and family health, community health, emergency, neonatal intensive care, renal nursing, clinical nursing and teaching, paediatrics, peri-operative, mental health/psychiatric nursing, Masters in Clinical Nursing and Masters of Midwifery.

In collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing you can also access other postgraduate courses, short courses, distance modules, conferences and self-directed study.

For more information contact 4320 3678.

For mental health nursing enquiries contact 4394 5378.

For midwifery enquiries 4320 3836.