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Graduate Nurse Program

Phone: +61 (03) 5722 5149
Margaret Boyd Education Centre, Dixon Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677
Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

Northeast Health offers first-year registered nurses a unique and exciting program, designed to expose you to a diverse range of clinical experiences. 

Seven graduate nurses stood around a hospital trolley
Students from the Graduate Nurse Program

Our Graduate Nurse Program provides an opportunity to develop your clinical knowledge and skills in a supportive environment while caring for patients of varying needs in one of the regional health services within the Central Hume Region:

  • Alpine Health
  • Benalla Health
  • Cooinda Village
  • Mansfield District Hospital
  • Northeast Health Wangaratta
  • Tallangatta Health
  • Yarrawonga Health

These health services are part of a collaboration that shares a coordinated approach to recruitment processes, as well as professional development opportunities.

Our Graduate Nurse Program offers two 6-month rotations in the first-year program. Including the opportunity to spend a six-month rotation in a different health service, to expand your range of knowledge and skills.

On completion of the Graduate Nurse Program, there may be an opportunity to continue in a second-year Discovery Program, offering a further two rotations. 

The Discovery Program allows graduates to explore areas of interest while providing an integral pathway to postgraduate studies within Northeast Health. 

Postgraduate studies currently available within Northeast Health include:

  • Rural Critical Care
  • Midwifery
  • Perioperative
  • Paediatrics
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Acute Care Nursing – Cardiorespiratory stream

Applying for the Graduate Nurse Program

All applicants must be eligible and registered with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Computer Matching Service. Application information and requirements are available at PMCV Computer Matching Service and NHW Vacancies once applications are open (generally in June each year).


NHW Graduate Programs Coordinator
Phone: (03) 5722 5824