Staff Development Service

About us

We support the learning needs of staff by providing opportunities to enhance knowledge, skills and behaviours in line with advancing technologies, changing healthcare delivery systems and expanding roles. We offer quality-assured training and courses and qualifications. We offer a huge range of management, transition, clinical and information technology courses and many of our courses are accredited with the relevant professional bodies.

We provide staff development support that contributes to skill attainment, efficiency and effectiveness, and include all categories and classifications of staff. This involves identifying and responding to continuing training and development needs and providing a variety of programs that respond to the changing healthcare system and account for the personal and professional needs of staff. These opportunities include orientation, competency management, continuing education programs, formal and informal in-services, coaching and consulting.

Staff Development includes the simulation centre which is available for all staff to undertake training in recognising and responding to clinical deterioration. The simulation centre creates ward and unit based scenarios which reflect real-world experiences.

Course participant information

Continuing Education Courses

Registration and payment

Registration and prior payment is required for all courses. Completed registration forms can be emailed (preferred), faxed or posted to us.

Email: fhstaffdevenq@health.wa.gov.au

Fax: +61 8 9431 3531

Postal Address: Staff Development Services, T5 Education Centre, Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, PO Box 480, Fremantle WA 6959

Tax receipts

Health Corporate Network will send you a tax receipt once your payment has been processed.

Accommodation

The Fremantle Visitor Centre provides information on accommodation via the Visit Fremantle website (external site).

Public transport

Fremantle Hospital is a seven-minute walk from Fremantle Train Station. Free CAT buses operate between the train station and the hospital. For details, visit the Transperth website (external site) or phone 13 62 13.

Parking

Onsite parking is limited and penalties apply for vehicles parked in staff parking areas without a permit. Parking in surrounding streets is limited to two hours from Monday to Friday.

Paid parking is available nearby at:

  • Fremantle Prison Car Park (Fothergill Street) – two-minute walk
  • Parry Street Car Park – three-minute walk (via stairs)
  • Henderson Street Car Park 9 (near Fremantle Markets) – five-minute walk

It is advisable to bring $1 coins (as some parking meters do not accept $2 coins or credit cards).

Keeping to time

All courses will commence on time.

Clothing

The temperature of the venues cannot be guaranteed. Please wear layered clothing that allows you to adapt to the temperature. 

Refreshments/lunches

Morning refreshments with tea, coffee and biscuits are available for all courses of a half-day or more. Lunch is provided only on select advertised courses. We can facilitate the refrigeration of food (please ask at registration). Lunch can be purchased at the B Block Ladies’ Auxiliary Kiosk.

Phones and pagers

Please turn off mobile phones or pagers during programs. Mobile phones and/or pagers can be left with the department secretary to ensure messages are taken without interruption to the program you are attending.

Lecture notes

Lecture notes are the property of individual speakers.

Financial assistance/scholarships for nurses

See information on financial assistance/scholarships for nurses (external site).

Contact us

Location: Level 5, T Block, Alma Street
Postal Address: PO Box 480, Fremantle WA 6959
Phone: +61 8 9431 3527
Fax: +61 8 9431 3531
Email: fhstaffdevenq@health.wa.gov.au