Employment And Training Opportunities

Employment and Training

Nursing Employment Opportunities

The ICU employs qualified Critical Care nurses and / or nurses with significant experience in Intensive Care Nursing.

Additionally, the ICU offers opportunities for those without Intensive Care experience:

Practice Advancement Program
Is a 12 month program for Grade 2 Year 2 Registered Nurses (following the GNY Program). This program offers graduate nurses the opportunity to experience clinical rotations in two further areas of interest. In the ICU, this role is offered as a six month position, primarily caring for High Dependency patients. This program is coordinated by the Clinical Nursing Education Department and supported locally by a Clinical Support Nurse in the ICU. For more information, please contact

Paula Carty
Clinical Support Nurse
Phone via switchboard: 03 9496 5000

Intensive Care Development Nurse
The ICU offers a 12 month ICU placement for experienced RN's who may be considering a career in ICU. The focus of this program is to provide staff with an appropriate skill base in caring for both High Dependency and general ICU patients.

If you are a trained critical care nurse and interested in working with us or want to learn about your options to enter a critical care nursing career, please contact:

Yvonne Ballueer
Nurse Unit Manager
Phone via switchboard: 03 9496 5000

Medical Training In Intensive Care

Austin Department of Intensive Care provides vocational training for RACP, CICM based trainees and is accredited C24 with the CICM. Anaesthesia, Medicine and Emergency Medicine trainees also rotate through the ICU.

The ICU recruits registrars twice per year, in February and August. This allows positions to be made available to trainees returning from overseas placements.These positions are at ICU/Perioperative Fellows (3), Senior Registrars (2), Junior Registrars (14). We also offer formal rotations for ICU trainees to anaesthesia (5x6 months), general medicine, rural ICU (2x6 months), 2nd and 3rd year HMOs rotate through the ICU in junior medical roles.

We support a number of Australian and overseas research fellows in both clinical and non-clinical roles. Opportunities exist for appropriately credentialled and visa eligible fellows to rotate through Warringal ICU and Epworth Eastern for salary support.For further enquiries, please contact

Dr Stephen Warrillow
Phone: 03 9496 5000