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Austin Health recruits between 105-130 graduate nurses into the Early Graduate Program (EGP) each year.
Graduate nurses participate in a well-structured and highly supportive program that offers many learning and development opportunities across the three sites of Austin Health.
The nursing education team and clinical nurses strive to achieve best practice clinical learning environments and best patient experiences.
A consistently high retention rate for 15 years (over 90%) and 100% PMCV computer match is a reflection of the popularity and success of our program.
Austin Health also offers a Mental Health Early Graduate Program.
Coordinator, Graduate Nurse Program
Ph 03 9496 4750
The program offers:
Other benefits Include:
Austin Health is committed to achieving equality in health status between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous Australians
Austin Health is a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Graduate and Cadetship Network and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
See our Aboriginal Employment page for more information.
There is a direct application process for ATSI applicants. Please contact:
Coordinator, Early Graduate Program
Ph 03 9496 4750
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Free information for undergraduate nursing students who hope to work at Austin Health for their Graduate Year in 2019.
Come along to hear some information about the different programs we offer you here at Austin Health, meet the Graduate Nurse Program team members who will work with you next year and have your questions answered about our application process and more!
If you wish to attend any of our four information sessions, please reserve a seat by booking through the link below.
Dates: Overview of Austin Health Graduate Nurse Programs
May 29 1600 - 1730 & 1800 - 1930
June 2 1030 - 1200
Mental Health Specific
May 30 1700 - 1830
Overview - Tickets via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/austin-health-early-graduate-program-information-sessions-tickets-33572576480
Mental Health - Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: John Lindell Lecture Theatre
Harold Stokes Building
145 Studley Road, Heidelberg
Parking: Austin Tower Car Park, entrance via Studley Road. Parking fees apply.
There will be two intakes in 2019:
Austin Health recruits all graduates to the General EGP through the PMCV computer match process. All applicants must be eligible and registered for PMCV
Register for PMCV Computer Match from Monday 4th June 2018
Complete your online application to Austin Health from Monday 4th June 2018
Your application to Austin Health must include:
All photocopied documents must be certified by a JP or verified by university stamp.
Please check that all your documents have been successfully uploaded.
Once your online application is complete you must click 'submit'.
Graduate Nurse Program
Telephone - 9496 4750
We provide a minimum of six study days including orientation. These are tailored to meet the specific learning needs of graduate nurses.
Most graduates also attend extra clinical study days specific to their clinical areas.
We do consider your preferences when rostering rotations. Traditionally there are some wards that are very popular and demand is high for these positions. It is our priority is to ensure each graduate receives the best clinical development by rotating across two distinct clinical areas such as: acute/subacute/medical/surgical/specialty.
Austin Health gives preference to Victorian applicants in the first instance.
Yes - Austin Health has a wide variety of specialty areas across the three sites.
Interviews are conducted at the beginning of August. You will be notified by email if you have been successful in gaining an interview.
Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.
PMCV conduct the computer matching service which places graduate nurses with hospitals. PMCV is yet to confirm the release date for results. If you have been successful in getting at position at Austin Health a member of the EGP team will ring you on the day the results are released.
Documents can be certified by:
It is recommended to make multiple copies as they will be required for your interviews.
The CSN team are very experienced, expert senior nurse clinicians. Their role is to provide direct support and supervision to the graduate nurse in the clinical environment. They liaise closely with ward nurses, preceptors, educators and Nurse Unit Managers, they oversee the completion of the EGP mandatory requirements and offer counselling, debriefing and advice as needed. The CSN team implement strategies and goals to ensure safe practice.
No - we understand that students don't usually get to choose where they undertake their clinical placements. We welcome the diversity of students from different Universities in Victoria.
If you do not have a particular document when submitting your application, please indicate this in your cover letter and attach a word document with a statement explaining that you “Will submit when available”.
All required documents must be either original or certified.
Organise your documents in advance.
Austin Health recruits through the Computer Match process and has achieved 100% match for many years. We only accept applicants that are eligible for computer match.
Should there be any positions available following computer match they will be advertised on the Austin careers website
You will be offered a 54 week contract, at 4 days per week.
Austin Health endevours to offer employment to all graduates on successful completion of year.
You have a number of options once you have successfully completed the EGP:
Austin Health offers postgraduate course in a range of specialties.