Prior to commencing

Below you will find all the necessary information to prepare you for commencing your career at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne.

Please ensure that you read through each section carefully and provied any requested documentation or information. If you require clarification, please contact the Education & Learning Specialty Practice Program team at

Parking & Transport

Please click here for all Parking & Transport information. 

Casual Parking Application Form

Campus Maps 

Please select your location to view a campus map, Fitzroy, SGH KEW, Berrenagrra and Auburn House. For additional Campus Information click here.


In regards to purchasing uniforms, you will all need to go online to view the uniform selection and purchase what you want. We have attached the login details and size charts for the Scrubs.

Each Scrub set will be embroidered with the St Vincent’s logo and title “NURSE”, and will be tax deductible. Credit card payments can be made online, and our chosen supplier will deliver orders to nominated home addresses. The size guide attached will assist you with your selection, which is also available throughout the online ordering process. There are 2 options-1 female fit and 1 unisex fit.

Employees must adhere to the uniform code of SVHM. Neat and professional attire must be maintained during clinical experience including hair tied back and jewellery kept to a minimum. Small stud earrings or sleepers (no more than 2 in each ear) are acceptable, as is a wedding ring, but no other jewellery is to be worn. Nail polish is not to be worn. Wrist watches must be removed when in direct clinical contact. Fob watches are preferred. No long sleeve tops or cardigan are to be worn in the clinical area for infection control reasons.

St Vincent's Public Nursing Self Purchase Logins

Scrubs Size Charts

Employee Responsibilities

Employees must at all times adhere to St. Vincent’s Hospital Policy and Procedure Guidelines in regard to patient care.

Employees must wear name badge and Identity Card at all times whilst on hospital grounds. A name badge will be provided to you at orientation. 

The reputation and image of SVHM is upheld by the perceptions that patients and visitors form of staff. For this reason, employees are expected to be courteous and considerate to patients, visitors and staff members.

Patient information is to be regarded as confidential at all times. 

Personal Belongings
Employees are advised to keep personal items and valuables to a minimum, as SVHM accepts no responsibility for these. You will be provided with a locker, however most areas may require you to bring your own lock. 

Social Media
Employees should not mention SVHM or detail anything about their employment, or communicate with patients or their families using social media. For further information about your responsibilities with social media you can review the social media policy from AHPRA by following this link.

For further information please visit Melbourne Public Policies, Procedures & Guidelines.


Rosters will be made available prior to your orientation week. 

Please note that these shift times may differ depending on your clinical area allocation. Ensure to clarify shift times with your Nurse Unit Manager.  

Please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your shift commencing.

AM Shifts 0700-1530
PM Shifts 1300-2130
Night Shift 2100-0730

Participant Resources

Please note you will be granted access to view Participant Resources, including Handbooks and Learning Packages through the PSP Learning SharePoint. These won’t will be accessible at least 2 weeks prior to commencement. You will need to have completed all on boarding requirements, prior to access. Please select your rotation for associated Handbooks and Learning Package. 

Click here to access the Learning SharePoint page.

Fit Testing

It is a requirement that all clinical staff are fit tested for an N95 mask. If you hold a valid Respiratory Mask Fit Test completed within 12-months of your start date, kindly submit these to for recognition.

If you do not hold a valid Fit Test (within the last 12-months), please contact or call (03) 9231 1466, to make an appointment with Respiratory Mask Fit Testing.

It is a mandatory requirement for this to be valid.

Mandatory Training

Prior to commencing, you must complete a number of SVHM & SVHA online competencies. The competencies listed below are required to be completed prior to your commencement date if possible.

via workday once you receive your login details.

SVHA Basic Life Support (online)

SVHM MoveSmart training (online)

SVHMmove smart training Module 1 and Module 2 (Practical). You will need to book into a practical MoveSmart session via Workday.

Please note, 'NPS Inpatient Medication Chat', 'NPS Medication Safety' and 'BloodSafe' are external websites and therefore you will need to create a new account and select St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne Fitzroy (it is important to enter the hospital for reporting purposes).

Forward completion certificates via email to

SVHM NPS Inpatient Medication Chart

SVHA NPS Medication Safety

SVHA BloodSafe – Clinical Transfusion Practice

For an extensive list of Mandatory Training for Registered Nurses click here