The Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria is committed to achieving the best health and wellbeing for all Victorians. The department plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for supporting service delivery today, and for shaping the health system to meet needs of Victorians for the future. The department supports the education, training and development of the health workforce across the career continuum from students to specialists in their field. The department has supported a range of initiatives to enable the development and use of simulation in health professional education and training. Two simulation patient safety research projects are underway to investigate the link between simulation and patient outcomes in health care settings.