The South Perth Hospital Mission is:

“To provide to the Community of Western Australia a modern health facility where caring and dedicated staff can provide excellent services”.

South Perth Hospital offers its staff opportunities for ongoing education and career development which will enable our nursing staff to deliver patient care based on best practice guidelines.

We make available:

  • Competency based programs
  • Opportunities for expanded scope of practice
  • Staff professional development opportunities both internal and external
  • Work in specialty areas of interest
  • Career development and mentoring opportunities


A comprehensive orientation program is provided to all staff on commencement of employment to introduce them to the organisation and their new workplace.

Comments from our staff on the program:

“Very interesting and relevant program”

“Great orientation”

Mandatory Education Program

South Perth Hospital provides a comprehensive mandatory education program covering legislated training requirements in addition to subjects identified as being of relevance to staff learning requirements.  Mandatory education days are rostered.

Comments from staff about the Clinical Mandatory Program:

“A good session, informative, renews knowledge and ability to perform tasks.”

Internal and External Development Programs

There are opportunities through the learning and development program for ongoing professional and personal development.

Internally a diverse educational program is delivered with a dedicated Staff Development Nurse. Additional paid study day leave is available upon application to staff members undertaking approved and relevant external education.

All staff participate in regular performance review through which opportunities for development and training are identified to meet personal and organisational needs.

Supported by the Board of Management, our governance framework encompasses:

  • Clinical review and improvement
  • Adoption of evidence based nursing practice
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Risk management strategies
  • Strong consumer / patient focus
  • Patient centred care

For further information on working for us see Current Vacancies