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We offer graduates in allied health and nursing disciplines a highly supportive environment designed to develop your skills and open doors to career opportunities.   We enable you to put your professional learning into practice in an environment that values personal and professional growth through education, preceptorship and team support.

Allied health graduate program

We offer a structured inter-professional Allied Health Graduate Program, comprising sessions run over a year, which complements the discipline-specific orientation, onboarding and supervision available to new graduate staff. This program aims to support the transition from student to health professional for allied health staff in their first year of employment.

Each allied health discipline also offers a range of in-services and specific continuing professional development opportunities including access to South West Healthcare-wide programs available. Call the allied health education team on (03) 5563 4152 to find out more.

Nursing graduate program

Registered Nurse Graduate Program at SWH is a one year program.  Graduates are employed to work full time or part time (0.8FTE). Your development is supported through rotational placement, regular study days, preceptorship and clinical supervision. Our aim is to provide graduates with clinical support during the transition from student to Registered Nurse, whilst encouraging self-directed learning.  The program provides graduate nurses with the opportunity to consolidate and apply theoretical knowledge, while developing skills in a variety of settings.

Applications for our Registered Nurse Graduate Program have closed for the forthcoming year. Please check back on this site in July. If you require further information then please contact the Clinical Support Nurses (03) 5564 4050.

Mental health graduate program

Our 12 month Mental Health Graduate Program consists of a comprehensive education package for beginning Mental Health Nurses. The program incorporates clinical experience, theoretical study days and online competency based training.

The South West Healthcare collaborative Mental Health and Acute General Nursing Graduate Program is a six month rotation program. Graduates will spend six months in an Acute Mental Health Program and then six months in an Acute General Nursing setting. The program incorporates clinical experience, theoretical study days and online competency based training. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a range of specialised skills for the beginning nurse.

Mental Health Graduate Nurses will consolidate their undergraduate learning and build effective evidence-based Mental Health nursing practice within a bio-psychosocial framework. Graduate Nurses will gain experience in a recovery based mental health framework where all staff work collaboratively to assist you to practice to your full potential. To find out more please contact the Mental Health Clinical Support (03) 5564 6016.

Midwifery graduate program

Our Graduate Program for dual degrees Bachelor of Midwifery/ Bachelor of Nursing commences in February each year, with supported experience in general nursing rotations and Maternity Services.

The Graduate Midwifery Post Graduate diploma position is a 52 week position in all areas of Maternity services. To find out more please contact the Midwifery Clinical Educator (03) 5564 4050.

Page last updated: 30 December 2020

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