We’re frequently asked about uPaged’s requirement for currency in mandatory training. What is it? Why do nurses need them? And how do nurses get them? We answer all your questions about why mandatory training is absolutely critical for Australian nurses, and why we won’t settle for less.
So … Just What Is Mandatory Training?
Mandatory training is core skills or abilities that are acquired through experience and learning. Because they are mandatory, they need to be proven to practice as a nurse in most Australian healthcare organisations, and this is done through training and oftentimes, supervision.
At uPaged, we are committed to ensuring that our nurses hold the minimum mandatory training to work in Australian hospitals.
To onboard with uPaged and to continue to book casual shifts through the platform, our nurses need to produce valid and current evidence of their competency in the following skills that best match our hospitals’ needs.
- Fire and Evacuation
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Manual Handling
- IV Medication Administration
- Drug Calculations Maths Test
- Hand hygiene
- Infection Control
- Aseptic Technique
- Our recent blog post about mandatories here: https://www.upaged.com/blog/mandatory-competencies.
- Where to renew your mandatory training here: https://bit.ly/31Adv0n
- How to download and upload documents here: https://bit.ly/2Dr1fG8
- How and where to upload evidence of your mandatory training to your uPaged profile here: https://bit.ly/3gBHnOe
- Registered Nurse: 20 hours
- Registered Midwife: 20 hours
- Endorsed Enrolled Nurse or Enrolled Nurse: 20 hours
- Registration in more than one of the above: you must complete the required about of CPD for all registrations. If your CPD activities are relevant to each type of registration, you may count those activities as evidence for each CPD hours.