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Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)

2015Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) Registered Nurses

Applications for the 2015 TPPP for Registered Nurses are now closed.

SA Health has sent an email to all applicants of the TPPP for Registered Nurses 2015 advising them of the outcome of their application on Thursday 2 October 2014.

Name of Health Service
The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) comprises The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), and includes the rehabilitation sites of St Margaret's Rehabilitation Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville South, Adelaide, SA
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Approximate number of positions available
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - approximately 60 positions
  • The Royal Adelaide Hospital - approximately 130 positions
What does TPPP look like at Central Adelaide Local Health Network?
CALHN offers the most graduate positions in South Australia, giving you, the newly Registered Nurse, the opportunity to join the Transition to Professional Practice Program where you will consolidate your knowledge and expand your clinical skills.

This is your opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of clinical settings and consolidate theory with practice.

The program is conducted over a 12 month period (comprising clinical placements and annual leave) and you will receive the following support:

  • Dedicated TPPP Coordinator and education support team
  • Professional Development Days
  • Ward orientation days
  • Preceptorship/Peer Support
  • Minimum of 2 Clinical Placements (dependant on site)
  • Opportunity for full-time or to negotiate part-time positions (minimum 0.8 FTE)
In 2015, the Central Adelaide Local Health Network has programs commencing in:

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - January, February, March, April 2015
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital - January, February, March, July 2015
Clinical Placements within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network are available in the following Directorates:

  • Cancer Directorate
  • Critical Care Directorate
  • Medical Directorate
  • Mental Health Directorate
  • Renal Directorate
  • Surgical Directorate
For more information, download CALHN Clinical Placement Directorates

Why apply for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network
CALHN are able to offer you the opportunity to participate in the program at either site, expanding the possibilities to provide you with a greater variety of clinical settings.

You may select either TQEH CALHN or RAH CALHN to be a part of this extended opportunity.

By 2020, our single healthcare service, the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (LHN), will be recognised as a high quality healthcare service, and known for its excellence in research and education.

We will provide care at a nationally recognised standard across a number of sites and support health promotion and prevention programs in our community. Core to the Central Adelaide LHN service will be South Australia's main tertiary and quaternary adult hospital, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH), and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) general hospital supported by a range of statewide, mental health, primary care and rehabilitation services.

Central Adelaide LHN not only cares for the people in our local community but supports all South Australians through our statewide services. Central Adelaide LHN will be an accredited training organisation.

Our Mission:

  • To deliver outstanding compassionate care, education and research, and be loved locally and renowned globally.
Our Motto:
  • Quality is Central
  • Patients are Central
  • Improvement is Central
  • We are Central
Information sessions
Come and meet the CALHN TPPP Team at:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Robson Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Eleanor Harrald Building
  • Tuesday 1st July 2014:   10:00am - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday 1st July 2014:   4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Room 2, Clinical Education Centre, 5th Floor, Main Building
  • Tuesday 8th of July 2014:   10:00am - 11:00am
  • Tuesday 8th of July 2014:   4:00pm - 5:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
You will find that most questions are answered in the Frequently Asked Questions document, which you are requested to read prior to contacting us.

The website will be updated periodically, so please keep an eye out for future TPPP updates


Please ensure you have read the Frequently Asked Questions and answers prior to contacting us.  If we haven't answered your question please submit it via email to in the subject line please ensure you state TPPP REGISTERED NURSE QUERY.  

Applications for the 2015 TPPP for Registered Nurses are now closed.

SA Health has sent an email to all applicants of the TPPP for Registered Nurses 2015 advising them of the outcome of their application on Thursday 2 October 2014.

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