Graduate programs are available for both Registered and Enrolled Nurses at Western District Health Service (WDHS).  The Programs operate across all facilities of WDHS and are carefully planned and integrated to consolidate nursing skills, knowledge and professional awareness under the supervision and guidance of experienced and competent nurses.

Graduate nurses will be provided with a broad range of clinical experiences throughout the year with rotations available in acute, emergency, rural and aged care sectors.

Both Registered and Enrolled Nursing Programs are designed to provide the graduate with:

  • A structured and challenging clinical experience in a supportive environment
  • Increased career satisfaction and better patient care by assisting participants with a smooth transition from student to beginning pratitioner
  • Opportunities to gain exposure and experience in a variety of health care settings
  • Broadening clinical skills for future career pathways
  • Consolidation of knowledge and skills with successful integration into clinical practice
  • Organisational and prioritisation
  • An understanding of clinical risk management and preventative strategies in the workplace
  • Regular formal and informal feedback


Graduate Nurse Information Handbooks

Please download our program information handbooks which contains all the relevant details for our Graduate Nurse Programs.

Registered Nurse Graduate Program

Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program

Applications open for the Mid Year 2023 Registered and Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program are now open. Go to our Careers page to apply.


Jessica Barry
Graduate Coordinator
Ph.: 03 55518342

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