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Women's and Children's Local Health Network

2017 Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) Registered Midwives

On Tuesday 22 November 2016 emails were sent to all candidates advising of the outcome of their 2017 TPPP for Registered Midwives application.

Candidates who have been made a provisional offer have until 29th November 2016 to accept or decline the offer.  

It is anticipated that SA Health will make some additional offers in December 2016 to fill any positions that have been declined. Once this is completed SA Health will only make offers where a candidate withdraws or does not meet the provisional employment conditions.

Candidates interested in other employment opportunities with SA Health are encouraged to monitor the SA Health careers website

Name and location of Health Service
Women's and Children's Hospital, King William Road, North Adelaide, SA

Women's and Children's Health Network

About the Women's and Children's Hospital
The Women's and Children's Hospital is a tertiary referral hospital and leading teaching hospital for Maternity, Neonatal and Paediatric services for metropolitan and regional South Australia. The Women's and Children's Hospital provides obstetric care for approximately 5,000 birthing women a year.

Women may experience health conditions that are unique to them. The Women's and Children's Hospital offers women a range of gynaecological services and provides advice on all areas of female and reproductive health.

Women who have their babies at the Women's and Children's Hospital have a range of options regarding the care they receive throughout their pregnancy, during and after the birth of their baby. These include the choice of planned labour and birth at home within the Midwifery Group Practice continuity model. The MGP model provides midwifery care for women experiencing pregnancy both with and without complications. The Women's and Children's Hospital also has a Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit to provide a statewide service caring for women with complicated pregnancies.

The Women's and Children's Hospital is also an accredited Baby Friendly Hospital, protecting, promoting and supporting women's choice to breast feed their babies.

What does TPPP for Registered Midwives look like at the Women's and Children's Hospital?
The Women's and Children's Hospital offers an exciting opportunity for you to commence your Transition to Professional Practice Program for Registered Midwives.

We have one intake a year beginning late February / early March. A number of positions are available and hours are negotiated.

During the temporary 12 month position the Registered Midwife works in a supported environment throughout the Women's and Babies Division. The Registered Midwife is continually gaining experience and confidence, consolidating theory in the practical setting.

Transition Support Team:

  • Transition to Professional Practice Midwife Education Facilitator
  • Clinical Midwifery Educators
Why apply for TPPP at Women's and Children's Hospital?
The aim of our program is to facilitate a supportive environment to enable newly Registered Midwives to transition to the role of a capable confident Registered Midwife.

This will be demonstrated by:

  • Progressing from novice to advanced beginner throughout the continuum of midwifery care including neonatal care
  • Working in partnership with women providing women centred evidence informed care
  • Be accountable and responsible for the care they provide
  • Working in partnership with other members of the maternity care team

We identify and explore opportunities to create positive changes and growth within ourselves and others.

Information session
Come and meet the Women's and Children's Hospital TPPP Team:

  • Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Alan Crompton Board Room, Ground Floor Zone E, 72 King William Street, North Adelaide
  • Please email Jayne Hartwig - Transition Support Educator to confirm your attendance -
  • Monday 29 August 2016
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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 and in the subject line please ensure you state TPPP REGISTERED MIDWIVES QUERY.

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