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, with exposure to a diverse range of clinical experiences. 

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Students from the Graduate Nurse Program

Our Graduate Nurse Program provides an opportunity to develop 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:

  • 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. Following this, a second-year Discovery Program, with a further two 6-month rotations is offered, including rotations into specialist areas.

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 Allocation & Placement Service and NHW Vacancies once applications are open (generally in June each year).


NHW Graduate Programs Coordinator
Phone: (03) 5722 5824

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2022 Central Hume
Graduate Nurse Program

Join us for a virtual information session where we discuss the benefits of a rural graduate year including;

  • Wide range of clinical experiences
  • Personalised learning and support
  • Live and work in a region famous for outdoor activities, wine and gourmet produce

Tuesday 4 May 2021
1400 – 1500

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