Transition to Practice Program for Registered Nurses

The Canberra Health Service Transition to Practice Program (TTPP) for Registered Nurses is a well established and highly successful program.


Due to recent changes to the TTPP recruitment process for 2023 the TTPP Application Guide is currently unavailable. Instructions on how to apply for the 2023 Program will be included in the advertisement and its attachments. We apologise for any inconvenience the removal of the Application Guide may have at this time. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you have any questions.

Application for 2024 will open in June 2023.

Application Process

Application for 2024 will open in June 2023.

COMPLETE applications which have been electronically submitted via the Canberra Health Services Employment website will be assessed in July/August 2023 and your referees contacted.

Canberra Health Services receives well over 350 applications for this program annually therefore late or incomplete applications are unable to be considered. 

Employment decisions will be based on application, referee reports and satisfactory academic history.

If you have any questions please contact TTPP Recruitment at

Clinical Development Nurses

The TTPP Clinical Development Nurses (CDNs) work exclusively with the Transition to Practice Program to provide clinical support, education, feedback and assessment of competency related to the NMBA Registered Nurse Standards for Practice (2016).

The role of the Transition to Practice Program CDN is to:

  • Support your transition into the organisation and nursing workforce
  • Assist in identifying and facilitating your learning needs
  • Provide assistance with ‘hands on’ clinical support
  • Provide feedback on work performance
  • Enhance your professional development
  • Promote evidence based practice, and
  • Assess competence

A dedicated team of CDNs support the Transition to Practice program at Canberra Hospital and across Canberra Health Services.

Most clinical areas throughout Canberra Health Services have a CDN allocated to their team. These CDNs provide support to all staff in their respective clinical area and also assist new nurses.

Open Day

Open Day is designed to showcase the diversity of clinical placement opportunities available within Canberra Health Services.

Event information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Open Day will be virtual until further notice.

Page last updated on: 13 Feb 2023