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About us

The WA Clinical Training Network (WA CTN) was established in April 2012 as a part of the Health Workforce Australia (HWA) funding agreement released in 2011.

The WA CTN will build upon current relationships between higher education, training and clinical training providers to establish new connections and generate additional clinical training placements. The WA Clinical Training Network is a staffed unit, hosted by the WA Department of Health.

The Clinical Training Network is Western Australia’s (WA) response to a key HWA initiative called Integrated Regional Clinical Training Networks (IRCTNs). IRCTNs are part of the clinical training reforms which also include the Clinical Support Supervision program, the Clinical Training Funding project and Simulated Learning Environments.

The current WA CTN Team

The current WA CTN Team

From left: John Bird - Principle Data Analyst, Kendra Bell-Hayes - Project Officer, Carol Cheney - Manager WA Clinical Training Network, Svetlana (Lana) Naumovski - A/Coordinator Clinical Supervision Support Program, Joann Goh - Finance and Contracts Officer; Laura Hodgson - Senior Project Officer

Governance Committee Members

The WA Clinical Training Network is supported by a governance committee which provides strategic direction.
The governance committee members include:

Dianne Bianchini

Dianne Bianchini
Chief Health Professions Officer
WACTN Chair

Carol Cheney

Carol Cheney
WACTN Manager
 
 

Karen Bradley

Karen Bradley
Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer,
Department of Health

Professor Gary Geelhoed

Professor Gary Geelhoed
Chief Medical Officer,
Department of Health

Professor Paul Morrison

Professor Paul Morrison
Murdoch University
 

Professor Peter Hamer

Professor Peter Hamer
University of Notre
Dame

Dr Tim Williams

Dr Tim Williams
North Metropolitan Area Health Services

Marie Baxter

Marie Baxter
WA Country Health Services
 

Sally Clark

Sally Clark
University of
Notre Dame Broome

Michelle Dillon

Michelle Dillon
South Metropolitan Area Health Services

Professor Lorna Rosenwax

Professor Lorna Rosenwax
Curtin University

  • Brendan Robb, A/Director Workforce, Department of Health
  • Jennie Della, Commonwealth Department of Health
  • Professor Sandra Carr, University of Western Australia - Deputy Chair
  • Ian Andrews, Community Services, Health and Education Training Council
  • Judith Peters, West Coast Institute
  • Dr Rosina Vogels, Aged Care Services WA
  • Sue Cantwell, St John of God Healthcare
  • Danielle Brown, Edith Cowan University
  • Annette O'Mahoney, Child and Adolescent Health Service
  • Anne Green, Ramsay Health Care
  • Malvina Nordstrom, WA Primary Health Alliance

WA CTN Inaugural meeting

The WA CTN inaugural meeting, ‘Building and Sustaining Training’, was extremely well attended. More than 100 people met at the Burswood Convention Centre in August to explore the benefits of enhanced collaboration and to discuss the way forward.

Key issues for discussion included:

  • communication within and across agencies
  • funding and resourcing of clinical placements
  • quality and quantity of clinical placements
  • supporting and developing clinical supervision and facilitation
  • centralised coordination of clinical placements.

WA CTN Inaugural meeting executive summary (PDF) | (Word)

Keynote speaker powerpoint presentations

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