As a newly registered nurse or midwife, our graduate program will help you transition from academic learning into professional practice. You’ll work in a supportive and inclusive environment.

As you begin your career with us, we'll provide you with the transition education and support you need to succeed.

You’ll have the chance to work across a range of Hospital and Health Services (HHS) from metropolitan to rural and remote.

You may also have the opportunity to take part in:

  • exchanges
  • clinical immersions
  • leadership enhancement and coaching
  • rural and remote training
  • ongoing career mentorship.

Your career as a registered nurse

With no 2 days ever the same, nursing is one of the most dynamic and rewarding jobs in healthcare. You’ll be part of a well-structured and highly supportive team that offers many learning and development opportunities to empower you in your career in health.

We’ll be with you every step of the way, as we want you to succeed in whatever path you choose.

Your career as a midwife

As a midwife, you’re there at every stage of pregnancy, labour and the early post-natal period. While the role carries a huge responsibility, it’s immensely rewarding.

You’ll get the highest levels of training, support, and on-the-job experience to help you to succeed in your career. You can start your career in midwifery continuity of carer models or focus on specific maternity, neonatal and family care areas.

You can, with the consolidation of practice and further experience, go on to expanded practice roles or consultancy roles such as:

  • a clinical midwife consultant
  • a lactation consultant
  • an endorsed midwife.

There are also management opportunities that could see you lead a team of midwives as a midwife unit manager. Or, you could also go on to work in midwifery education or research.

Transition support

There are many resources to support a safe and effective transition to practice for graduate nurses and midwives.

This includes formal and informal learning opportunities through a range of support systems such as:

  • nurse or midwifery educators
  • clinical nurse or clinical midwife – clinical facilitators
  • preceptors, coaches, and practice partners.

Teaching and learning methods may include flexible, self-directed learning modules, face-to-face workshops, streaming, simulation and clinical observation.

Read about our nursing and midwifery education and training.

Last updated: May 2024