SETC Nurse with Endoscope

State Endoscopy Training Centre

Picture: Advanced Practice Nurse Endoscopist Holding an Endoscope

State Endoscopy Training Centre

The State Endoscopy Training Centre (SETC) at Austin Health leads, coordinates and provides nurse endoscopy training across Victoria.

Health services are invited to establish training partnerships with the SETC, to provide a pathway for nurses wishing to specialise as nurse endoscopists.

The SETC delivers training through a multi-site partnership arrangement with health services seeking to establish an Advanced Practice Nurse Endoscopist (APNE) service. Interested health services should contact us for a copy of the organisational readiness criteria.

Role of the SETC

As a centre of excellence, the SETC promotes evaluation and research activities.

The SETC maintains business relationships with universities and other relevant nursing and medical professional bodies to provide the theoretical components of the APNE Skills Training Program, pre-requisite qualifications and training as well as mentoring for medical supervisors and assessors.

The SETC has successfully provided the training and implementation of qualified andor trainee Advanced Practice Nurse Endoscopist at Alfred, Austin, Western, Monash, Melbourne, Eastern, Bendigo and Northern Health Services.