Education and Training

We provide our staff with an environment that contributes positively to personal development, helping identify and realise individual career goals.

We provide our staff with an environment that contributes positively to personal development, helping identify and realise individual career goals.
We are a driving force in education, training and clinical support for our 8000+ staff across the ACT Health Service.  As a new staff member, you have access to various scholarships and free education and training.

Please contact us on (02) 6244 2258 or staff.development@act.gov.au for more information.

Our Services

We are committed to providing education, training and clinical support to assist your professional development. Our staff benefit from the following learning and development services:

  • a comprehensive orientation program for new staff
  • professional development, education and training programs
  • clinical support for new and continuing staff
  • funding for 84 professional journals in the Health Directorate’s Library
  • organisational development programs
  • business and operations planning facilitation
  • flexible learning programs
  • monthly legal forums
  • development evaluation of self-directed learning packages
  • electronic record of individual attendance at programs
  • competency assessment
  • recognition of prior learning
  • assistance with conference planning and facilitation and development of workshops
Staff Development

We offer education and training through a wide range of programs on various topics of interest. These programs are also available to our staff throughout the ACT and south-east region of New South Wales.

Our training programs are run online through our eLearning system or in face-to-face sessions.

Secondary Student Work Experience (WEX) Program

We offer work experience in clinical and non-clinical settings, to year 10, 11 and 12 students attending school in the ACT. Placements are 4 consecutive days, and are offered across 26 weeks of the year between April and December. This program is not currently available to students who attend schools outside the ACT.

The application process requires students to discuss the placement with their school careers teacher who will provide an application form, a privacy agreement and a list of required immunisation evidence. The student returns the completed application to their teacher, who will send it through to the program coordinator at ACT Health. Submitting an application does not guarantee a placement.

Learning and Development Framework

Our Learning and Development Framework aims to enhance clinical care, workplace safety and the overall health and wellbeing of our community through improved practice.

The adoption of this Framework shows our value of staff development and our commitment to building individual and team capabilities.

Page last updated on: 2 Oct 2018