Western District Health Service Graduate Nurse Program

2025 Western District Health Service Graduate Nurse Program

Program overview

The 2025 Graduate Nurse program commences on Tuesday, 28th January 2025.

The Graduate Nurse Program is designed to support the Graduate Nurse transition from student to Registered / Enrolled Nurse and it is recognised by WDHS as an opportunity to:

  • Develop clinical competence, confidence and skills while being supported by clinical educators, preceptors and transition to practice team.
  • Support the development of professionalism and collaborative practice
  • Creation of an environment that allows reflective practice and application of lifelong learning strategies.
  • Facilitate the advancement to independent practitioner.

WDHS offers graduates the opportunity to work in a rural setting where the breadth and diversity of services and case-mix provide a rich learning environment. For many, this is a time during which important lessons are learned and lifelong friendships are formed.

Support available

Grad Nurses at WDHS

  • Graduate Nurse Coordinator
  • Clinical Nurse Educators
  • 4 week preceptorship program
  • Clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Structured Orientation week
  • 5 x Supernumerary shifts
  • Up to 7 paid study days
  • Access to E-Learning programs
  • Internal in-service programs
  • Formal & Informal feedback

Information sessions

An information session will be offered on Friday, 31st May 2024 from 11:00am – 12:00pm.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Graduate Nurse Coordinator jessica.barry@wdhs.net


How to apply

Two Step Process:

Applications for 2025 RN Graduate Program open Monday May 27, 2024 and close Friday June 21, 2024.

Applying for our Graduate Nurse Program:

  1. Register with PMCV (Allocation & Placement Service – APS) – gnmp.pmcv.com.au
  2. Complete the online application process for WDHS’s Graduate Nurse Program.

    Click here for Application Guidelines.

Western District Health Service follows the new PMCV guidelines for 2024. All Victorian, Interstate, New Zealand and International candidates are now eligible to apply for a graduate position through PMCV. 

How to apply


Register for Computer Match

WDHS participates in the Graduate Nurse and Midwifery Program (GNMP) PMCV Allocation and Placement Service (APS) process.

To apply for a position, you must participate in the Victorian Nursing Computer Match.

For details on how to participate and register for a computer match either contact GNMP PMCV directly or visit the website gnmp.pmcv.com.au.


Apply online

Complete the WDHS application form online.

Make sure you have the following documents ready as you need them to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Up to date resume/CV (maximum of 3 pages and include referees)
  • Please embed a photo into your CV
  • Most recent academic transcript/record (does not need to be certified)
  • Details of two referees:
    • Applicants can nominate up to two clinical referees
    • Applicants can nominate up to two clinical referees on the GNMP PMCV website. Applicants can then enter details for each referee that you wish to complete a reference for you
    • Find out more in the Candidate User guide on gnmp.pmcv.com.au
  • Clinical appraisals:
    • A copy of three recent Clinical Appraisals. Please attach summary pages of Formative & Summary appraisals only & feedback page containing comments approximately 3-5 pages are sufficient. These documents do not need to be certified. Please provide clinical appraisals from Semester 2, 2023 and Semester 1, 2024. We appreciate due to disruptions to placements this year, candidates may have to submit a sub-acute, community or Mental Health placement if required.

Attend interviews

PMVC pre-recorded interview (July 1 – July 4)
PMCV are coordinating a pre-recorded interview process for all candidates from between 10am Monday 1 July through until 5pm Thursday 4 July.

Health Service interview (August 5 – August 7)
You will receive an email from the WDHS Graduate Nurse Coordinator, if shortlisted, to attend a WDHS interview. Our interview process is scheduled to take place from Monday, August 5th to Wednesday August 7th, 2024.

Successful applicants will be notified via the gnmp.pmcv.com.au service.


The results of the Computer Match will be provided to hospitals and candidates by PMCV on Wednesday 4th September 2024 on the GNMP PMCV website.

If you have been successfully matched with WDHS you will receive a welcome email and package within several weeks.

Eligible candidates, including Temporary Residents

WDHS only accepts Graduate Nurses who are eligible for the GNMP PMCV Allocation and Placement Service. Subject to approved working visas, Australian and New Zealand trained Temporary Residents are eligible and welcome to apply for Graduate Nurse positions (General and Mental Health steams). Please refer to GNMP Match page for further information regarding Priority Groups and matching algorithm pertaining to Australians and New Zealand trained Temporary Residents

Key criteria

Sound level of knowledge and skill relating to nursing care and the clinical environment appropriate to the position.

Commitment to ongoing learning and the ability to accept constructive feedback and appropriate direction.

Ability to set goals and objective and meet deadlines as required.

Commitment to working as part of a team and the ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.

Commitment to completing all requirements of the graduate nurse program continuing professional development.

Knowledge of contemporary nursing issues, trends and research.

Commitment to quality assurance and quality improvement activities.


Jessica Barry
Graduate Coordinator
Ph.: 03 55518342

Come work with us!

Last updated: April 10, 2024

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