Western District Health Service

Registered Nurse Graduate Program 2025

Job Description

Registered Nurse – Graduate Program 2025: 

Fixed term contract – 12 months, 64 to 80 hours per fortnight


Program commencement will be: Tuesday 28th January 2025.


Western District Health Service has an exciting opportunity for a newly graduated registered nurse to participate in the 2025 Graduate Nurse Program.

Western District Health Service is offering an exciting chance for a recently graduated registered nurse to take part in the 2025 Graduate Nurse Program.

The main goal of this program is to provide facilitated support within the clinical setting, helping to transform existing knowledge into quality outcomes while further developing skills and knowledge for independent learning and practice.

The 12 month program will provide an excellent foundation for future career advancement by providing participants with the opportunity to develop acute and aged care clinical skills with the assistance of trained preceptors, Practice Development Nurses, and the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator. 

The Graduate Nurse program provides positions for two 6 month rotations in our Acute Medical and Surgical wards.   The specialty rotations comprise of the Emergency Department, Theatre and our Aged Care Facilities.

All applicants for this position must be registered with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) – Computer Matching Service and select Western District Health Service as one of their top four preferences. 


Applications Open: Monday 27th May, 2024. Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June 2025.

Applications are to include; cover letter stipulating which specialty rotation the applicant is applying for, current resume, including three clinical referees and three recent clinical placement reports. Please also include a copy of your academic record. N.B. Please refer to the Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for nursing registration requirements, and take note of the English Language requirements. The NMBA requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English Language skills to be suitable for registration. NMBA may require you to sit and achieve a minimum score in an accepted English Language test. A position in the Graduate Nurse program will not be held for an applicant if registration requirements are not met.


2024 Virtual Information Session: Friday 31st May 2024 1100 hours to 1200 hours.

To register email: [email protected]


Information or queries to be directed to Jessica Barry- Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator (03) 5551 8342  

Email: [email protected]


For more details please see the Position Description


The successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a current National Criminal Police Check. Dependant on your position you may be required to obtain a Working with Children Check Clearance, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check and / or NDIS Worker Screening Check. All successful applicants are to comply with WDHS immunisation and vaccination requirements, including COVID and Booster

At WDHS we are proud to be smoke free.

Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability. 

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Western District Health Service