About HETI

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) is a leading provider of high quality training and education to support more than 110,000 clinical and non-clinical staff, trainers, managers and leaders across the NSW health system.

Working closely with Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks, health professionals and other public health organisations across NSW, ensures that our programs are relevant and responsive to the needs of health professionals and patients.

We combine evidence-based research and evaluation with educational design expertise to develop contemporary, responsive education and training that has person-centred care and interprofessional practice at its heart.

Our work is diverse and includes:

  • eLearning modules delivered through My Health Learning on topics such as Violence Prevention, Refugee Health to Clinical Care of People who maybe be suicidal.
  • Workshops on managing health resources and people management to intensive programs designed to develop NSW Health’s future leaders.
  • Scholarships, grants in areas of need and to enable participation in educational opportunities.
  • Managing Junior Medical Officer internships on behalf of the State as well as clinical placements through Clinconnect.
  • State-wide programs that support medical professionals in rural and remote NSW.
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters level courses in Mental Health.

The contemporary, innovative and meaningful health education and training that we develop and deliver helps to support a world-class workforce delivering improved health outcomes for patients.

Supporting NSW Health 2019-2020 highlights

  • Graduated 22 participants from 16 NSW Health organisations with a Diploma of Leadership and Management as part of the two-year NSW Health Next Generation of Leaders & Managers program.
  • Provided a series of website resources titled Support During COVID-19 focusing on wellbeing, leadership and virtual environments through the HETI Rapid Response Team.
  • Delivered the largest cohort of participants in the NSW Health Leadership Program, with 220 people taking part; 50 per cent from rural local health districts.
  • Commenced a record number (1030) of medical graduates in careers at NSW Health.
  • Appointed 11 Aboriginal interns through the Aboriginal Recruitment Pathway.
  • Delivered the redesigned Advanced Training Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Delivered Cultural Responsiveness Training workshops in collaboration with Indigenous Allied Health Australia to support culturally-responsive capabilities in the Allied Health workforce.
  • Collaborated with Centre for Population Health to design, develop and deliver a new virtual classroom version of Close Contact Tracing Training for staff of NSW Health and other agencies working in close contact tracing calls centres during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Developed and implemented a new Emergency Medicine Pathway for the NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program to support training more doctors in advanced emergency skills in rural NSW.
  • Hosted the Eighth Annual Rural Health and Research Congress, attended by 251 delegates.