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

Our Graduate Nurse Program is a unique and exciting program offering first-year registered nurses a diverse range of clinical experiences and the opportunity to care for patients with varying needs in one of the regional health services within the Central Hume Region.

Central Hume graduate nurses 2014/2015
Central Hume graduate nurses 2014/2015
  • 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 coordinate their recruitment processes and professional development programs so you can develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive environment.

When you join the graduate nurse program, you will be allocated 2 – 3 clinical rotation, including the opportunity to participate in our inter-hospital rotations and spend 6 months of your graduate year in another hospital to further expand your range of experiences and skills.

When you complete the graduate nurse program, you will be invited to apply for a second-year rotation program. If you are successful in your application, you will be offered a further 12-month contract with two more 6-month rotations.

Northeast Health Wangaratta also offers postgraduate studies if you choose to specialise in Midwifery or Rural Critical Care.

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 midyear).

Pre-employment workshop

Before you begin the graduate nurse program, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a pre-employment workshop offer that offers you the opportunity to:

  • meet other new graduates
  • meet the education team
  • gain valuable insight into the year ahead of you.


Katie Higgs – Graduate Programs Coordinator
Phone: (03) 5722 5825