Information about studying the Renal Post Graduate Course.

About the Department of Nephrology

Our Department of Nephrology is one of the largest nephrology departments in Australia. We deliver nephrology services throughout the south-eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne, extending into Gippsland, across nine sites in eleven locations.

The Department comprises over 400 staff, with the full of range of renal treatment provided to patients across five sites and nine units. We provide acute and chronic care to people in all stages of renal failure which cover a diverse range of renal replacement therapies including haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplantation. We are also one of only two hospitals in Australia that perform simultaneous pancreas/renal transplantation.

Our newly configured 40 bedded Ward 34 for cares for patients with all aspects of renal failure and also specialise in Gastroenterology that looks after patients who have gastrointestinal disorders of liver, pancreas and GI tract. The Haemodialysis Unit is an acute dialysis unit comprising of 16 chairs, along with the ability to dialyse patients on the renal ward and provide support to other wards around the hospital that utilise our acute dialysis equipment. Our Satellite Dialysis Units cares for patients with maintenance haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

We have also established “The Big Red Kidney Holiday Bus” (believed to be); a world-first project. It was established in March 2014 from partnership with Department of Health Victoria, La Trobe Valley Bus Lines, Kidney Health Australia and Monash Health. In essence, a metropolitan sized bus has been fitted out and is now a mobile dialysis unit, so patients can receive dialysis treatment and have a holiday at the same time.

Postgraduate Nursing Program – Renal

To apply for the Monash Health Postgraduate Nursing Program – Renal, please click here.

About the Renal Post Graduate Course

An exciting opportunity is available for a Registered Nurse (Division 1) to work across our newly configured Renal Ward and Haemodialysis Units, in conjunction with studying a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Clinical Nursing (Real Stream). Applicants must have at least one year experience in renal nursing or in an acute speciality setting with interest in renal nursing.

This course is offered through our partner Australian Catholic University (ACU).  Successful applicants are required to directly enrol with ACU. All the theory and course assignments are conducted by ACU via Learning Environment online (LEO). Students are required to complete Monash Health Renal Competency Based Assessment (Professional e-Portfolio) in their clinical placements as well as attend in-house study days and clinical tutorials. Students can opt to enrol full time (12 months) or part-time (24 months) for the course but must complete clinical placements within the 12 months. ACU offers an intake February each year.

At the end of the course, ongoing employment opportunities within our service and Monash Health will be discussed.

Contact information

Get in touch with Ignatius (Iggy) Abraham, Clinical Nurse Educator.