Oncologist Dr. Belinda Yeoh and a patient


Nursing education

Perianaesthesia nursing

Austin Health as it exists today is a world-class medical facility, which offers excellent patient care services and is renowned for its commitment to education and research. It has a long history of providing quality clinical experience and education for nurses in the specialty of Perianaesthesia Nursing.

The Postgraduate Perianaesthesia Nursing Course offered by Austin Health in collaboration with Latrobe University aims to prepare Registered Nurses to provide safe, competent and responsible nursing care in the Perianaesthesia setting.

Registered nurses will develop the knowledge required to prioritise and implement health care aims, plan and evaluate patient centred care and apply clinical skills in a competent manner. The course provides nurses with the opportunity to develop the theoretical knowledge and clinical skill common to Anaesthesia and Post Anaesthesia Care areas of nursing.

Perianaesthesia nurses are readily employed in a variety of settings including operating suites, post anaesthesia care units, day procedure units and high dependency areas.

For further information regarding the Postgraduate Perianaesthesia Nursing Course please visit Clinical Nursing Education or contact:

    Course Coordinator
    Phone: 03 9496 4752


Perioperative nursing

Austin Health and LaTrobe University offer both a Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing & a Diploma of Nursing Science in Perioperative Nursing.

The clinical component of the course is undertaken at the Austin, where emphasis is placed on assisting the student to develop skills and expertise in the area of Perioperative Nursing.

The course is run over 52 weeks and includes rotations in a wide variety of surgical specialties.

Particpants are supported by perioperative and perianaesthetic Course Co-ordinators, clinical support nurses and operating room staff to develop skills and achieve clinical competence.

Employment requirements:

  •      General registration with the Nurses Board of Victoria
  •      At least one year in an acute nursing setting as a Registered Nurse (Div 1)
  •      Successfully meet the university pre-requisite requirements

For further information please visit Clinical Nursing Education or contact:

    Course Coordinator
    Phone: 03 9496 4753