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Professional Development

At SwingShift Nurses we provide online ongoing professional development to assist you to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.


Melbourne is a favourite destination for thousands of travelling nurses as it provides the balance of a huge range of entertainment and leisure opportunities along with great work options in all nursing specialties.

Melbourne is Australia’s most loved city. It has a population of around 4.25 million who enjoy some of Australia’s greatest golden sand, surf beaches, and a beautiful background of national parks teeming with exotic wildlife.

For those who want to experience more than the good life of suntanning, surfing, and bronzed lifeguard watching, there’s also snow skiing, goldfields prospecting, winery tours (with vineyards to equal those in France!), riverboat or houseboat cruises, flying schools, sky diving, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, and Tennis Australia.

The list goes on to cover every sport, art and recreation known to appeal to the needs of our international visitors.

Conditions for nurses are second to none with all public hospitals being major teaching facilities affiliated with universities. Public and private hospitals are well equipped with the latest technologies. A major overhaul of the healthcare system ov er the past 10 years has resulted in most health facilities being new or recently updated.

Getting around

Tram, bus, train and taxi services operate extensively throughout Melbourne seven days a week.

Train, tram and bus timetables and ticket information are available on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website.

Learn more from the two most well-known taxi companies in Melbourne, 13CABS and Silver Top Taxi Services.