Learning and Development

‘Everyone has something to teach, everyone has something to learn’

Career Development @ Bass Coast Health's Learning and Development Department

The Learning and Development team leads a culture of life-long learning for a diverse and innovative workforce that embraces best practice at all career stages. We strive to increase the knowledge and skills of our current and future workforce by facilitating access to learning, development and growth opportunities thereby supporting the provision of safe, high quality care.

L&D is responsible for coordination, organisation and implementation of education and learning opportunities to the BCH workforce in both clinical and non-clinical roles. The Learning and Development Department (L&D) currently facilitates BCH undergraduate and graduate programs including fostering and maintaining relationships with Education Providers. L&D also supports management of the Learning Management System (or E3 system), provision of staff compliance reporting data, completion and submission of the Best Practice Clinical Learning Environment Quality Program (BPCLE) and facilitation of education and training via third party providers.

L&D comprises of a range of staff including Regional Allied Health Educators, Clinical Support Nurses, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, Workforce Support and Development Officers, Midwifery Educator, Program Coordinators, Blood Transfusion Trainer, Back Injury and Emergency Management Educator and the L&D Project Officer. 

The Learning and Development Department maintains strong partnerships with the local, regional and state-wide health sector and education provider partners and is an active participant in a wide range of groups and committees including the Gippsland Regional Nurse Educators Group, Gippsland Allied Health Education Group & Victorian Graduate Nurse Network among others to provide preceptorship, clinical supervision and clinical teaching opportunities.

Formalised Sub Regional Health Service Partnerships, participation in Regional and Sub Regional Educator groups and the Sub Regional Allied Health Educator position enables facilitation of inter organisational and inter-professional learning opportunities and shared resources.


Continuing Education

Each year the Department of Health funds education across the Gippsland Region. The Gippsland Region is divided into three sub-regions. Bass Coast is a member of the South West Region together with West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Warragul), Gippsland Southern Health Service (Korumburra & Leongatha), South Gippsland Hospital (Foster) and Kooweerup Regional Health Service.

The education managers from each hospital meet on a bi-monthly basis to plan and coordinate the education for the sub-region. Meetings are also held on a regular basis with the Directors of Nursing & Midwifery.

This funding enables visiting speakers to come to the health services and reduces the requirement for health professionals to travel for education. A needs analysis is conducted annually which determines the education plans for the following year

Bass Coast Health actively participates in the Gippsland Allied Health Education Group, collaborating with other Gippsland Health Services and Education Provider Partners to contribute to the planning, coordination and access to Allied Health Education across the Gippsland Region.

Contact: Trina Coxon | Learning & Development Manager 
Phone: (03) 5671 3280   EmailTrina.Coxon@basscoasthealth.org.au