Perioperative – Introduction to Specialty Practice 

Progress your career in specialty fields including perioperative nursing.

Completion of an introduction to specialty program provides a priority pathway to undertake postgraduate study and the opportunity to apply for a targeted Epworth scholarship. 

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This program enables you to grow, develop and succeed by enhancing your nursing practice in the specialty of perioperative nursing.

Entry requirements

  • Current registered or enrolled nurse with Ahpra.
  • Minimum 12 months recent acute care experience.
  • Permanent contract, minimum 0.6 EFT to full time (site dependent).
  • New to the perioperative environment.
  • Novice RN in the scrub/scout, anaesthetic or PACU stream OR novice EN in scrub/scout or anaesthetics stream.


Expressions of Interest (EOI) will be open in January and May each year.,/p>


  • 12 month program, incorporating a supported educational program.


Delivered in a blended learning method, four study days are facilitated by perioperative clinical educators, meeting the specific theoretical and practical perioperative nursing requirements. This program includes pre-reading elements and online study to facilitate optimal learning.

You have access to guided supervision and support from clinical educators and preceptors in a theatre environment, ensuring 1:1 support when required.

Recognition of prior learning

This program provides a priority pathway into a Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing.

Upon successful completion of this program, followed by a consolidation year in theatre, you may be eligible for an Epworth targeted scholarship.



For further information, submit an online query to ISP Perioperative Coordinator:

Effie Caballero, Education Manager
Epworth Freemasons

[email protected]