Graduate Nurse Program 2018


Graduate Programs

Graduate Nurse Program - General Nursing

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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

Jane Warneke
Coordinator, Graduate Nurse Program
Ph 03 9496 4750 

The program offers:

  • Dedicated EGP Clinical Support Nurse team and Coordinator
  • Two - six month clinical rotations (one acute or specialty guaranteed)
  • Comprehensive Orientation Program
  • Dedicated supernumerary days for each rotation
  • Paid study days
  • Ward-based educators and preceptors
  • Certificate of completion
  • Permanent positions following graduate year
  • Access to a large range of educational programs and postgraduate study following graduate year
  • 54 week contract of employment at Part-Time 32 hours per week.

Other benefits Include:

  • Physical wellbeing support - including EAP and wellness programs
  • Financial wellbeing support - including Salary Packaging options
  • Personal email account
  • Secure and subsidised staff car parking
  • Bike storage on-site
  • Staff discounts with many local businesses,
  • Close proximity to train, buses and Heidelberg shopping precinct.
Closing the Gap

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:

Jane Warneke
Coordinator, Early Graduate Program
Ph 03 9496 4750

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Unmatched Graduate Positions for 2019

Unmatched 2019 Graduate Nurse Program - General Stream Application Process:

  1. Download and fill in the application form - see link below
  2. Email - application form, academic transcript and most recent clinical acute appraisal to

Applications close at 5pm October 10 2018.