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Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)

2016 Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) Registered Nurses

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 transitional care unit site of St Margaret's Hospital and the rehabilitation site of Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville South, Adelaide SA
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide SA
  • St Margaret's Hospital, 65 Military Road, Semaphore SA
  • Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, 207 Hampstead Road, Northfield SA
Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)

Number of positions available across CALHN
  • approximately 180 positions across Central Adelaide Local Health Network
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 2016, the Central Adelaide Local Health Network has programs commencing in:

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - January, February, March and April 2016
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital - January, February, March, May and July 2016
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 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 Local Health Network 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 Local Health Network not only cares for the people in our local community but supports all South Australians through our statewide services. Central Adelaide Local Health Network 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 Cental Adelaide Local Health Network TPPP Team at:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Robson Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Eleanor Harrald Building
  • Tuesday 30 June 2015:   10:00am - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday 30 June 2015:   4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Room 1, Clinical Education Centre, 5th Floor, Main Building
  • Thursday 2 July 2015:   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 2016 TPPP for Registered Nurses will open on 13 July 2015.

For more information about the CALHN sites click on the following links:

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