South Australia

Neonatal Nursing in South Australia


  • Clinical placements are offered for graduate nurses in some neonatal units, and third year nursing and midwifery students can also access neonatal units for placements during their training.
  • Midwives holding a Bachelor of Midwifery, without a nursing qualification, can work in a SCBU or undertake the neonatal intensive care course to work in a NICU in South Australia, but need to adhere to AHPRA guidelines to keep their midwifery qualification current.

In South Australia there are a number of opportunities for educational support for neonatal nurses.

  • Two courses are offered: a neonatal intensive care nursing hospital certificate and a special care nursing hospital certificate. These two courses are conducted in collaboration between Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), Lyell McEwin Hospital and the Women's and Children’s Hospital (WCH) and have some credit status with Flinders University.
  • For further information contact the Course Coordinators at either the Flinders Medical Centre on 82044303, or at the Women's and Children’s Hospital on 81616191.
  • Access this link for information about nursing and midwifery employment in South Australia: http://www.sahealthcareers.com.au/
Information updated April 2015