Clinical Placements


Note: Clinical placements are allocated based on organisational requirements, graduate preference and placement availability.

The ACT Health Transition to Practice Program recognises that everyone wants something different in their graduate year and for their career. We offer flexibility and choices with rotations to most departments and specialty areas. These areas include:

Division of Surgery and Oral Health

  • 10A General Surgery and Opthalmology
  • 9B Neurosurgical
  • 6B Urology, Vascular and Cardiothoracic
  • 5A Orthopaedics
  • 5B Plastic, Ear Nose & Throat, Maxillofacial and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Perioperative Nursing Services (encompassing Anaesthetics, Scrub/Scout, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit and Extended Day Surgery Unit)

Division of Medicine

  • 9A Gastroenterology Medical Ward
  • 6A Cardiology, Endocrinology, Respiratory and Rheumatology
  • 7A Stroke & Infectious Diseases
  • 7B General Medicine
  • 8B Renal and Acute General Medical ward
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Cardiac Catheter Laboratory
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit (GEHU)
  • Hospital in the Home

Division of Women, Youth and Children

  • Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital – Paediatrics, Adolescents, Outpatients & Day Stay
  • Centenary Hospital for Women & Children, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Special Care Nursery

Division of Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Health Support

  • Level 4 Day Therapy Unit
  • 14B Oncology Ward
  • 4A Oncology Ward
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Haemotology
  • Outpatients Department

Division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug

  • Adult Mental Health Unit
  • Justice Health – Alexander Maconachie Centre
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre

Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care

  • 11A Acute Care for the Elderly
  • 11B Sub Acute Gerontology Unit (SAGU)
  • 12B Acute Rehabilitation
  • Community Nursing - South, Northside and City Community Centres

Division of Critical Care

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Acute Surgical Unit (ASU)

Clinical Support Services

  • Medical Imaging