Graduate Program

Monash Health offers a Graduate program which will support you in an educational and clinical environment as you make the exciting transition from student to registered nurse and/or midwife.

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2017 Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program applications have now closed. Applications for the 2018 Program will be available from this site in the near future.


Important information and Useful Links

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Hospital Tours

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Annual Leave:

All graduates will be allocated 5 weeks of annual leave, which is spread between the two rotations

Salary Packaging:

Effective salary packaging means that you can increase your take-home salary by thousands of dollars each year by reducing the amount of tax you pay each fortnight. You can nominate to salary package up to $9,095 of your income each year, tax free towards your everyday living expenses

People Assist:

People Assist is a free confidential counselling service available to Monash Health employees -

At Monash Health we offer you the option of part time (0.8EFT, 4 days/week) employment in your graduate year, with the opportunity for employment after successful completion of your graduate program.


Graduate Nurse Program

Monash Health offers a Graduate Nurse Program which will support you in an educational and clinical environment as you make the exciting transition from student to registered nurse.

Two general graduate nurse programs are offered:

Monash Program with rotations through:

  • Monash Medical Centre - Clayton
  • Moorabbin Hospital and the
  • Kingston Centre

Dandenong Program with rotations through:

  • Dandenong Hospital
  • Casey Hospital
  • Cranbourne Integrated Community Centre

Our main intake occurs the first week of February. A mid-year graduate program commencing in mid-August may be possible depending on availability of positions. This program will be advertised on the Monash Health recruitment webpage.
Please visit the PMCV Computer Match website for more information on the application process for the February commencement of the Graduate Nurse Program.

Monash Health understands the need for clinical and educational support and offers this in a variety of ways to meet your individual needs.

Our clinical support includes:

  • Clinical Nurse Educators associated with each unit
  • Clinical Support Nurses
  • Preceptor allocation for each rotation
  • Supernumerary time for each rotation

Our educational support includes:

  • Comprehensive orientation and induction program
  • Paid Graduate Nurse Program dedicated study days
  • Graduate Nurse Program specific tutorials / debrief sessions
  • Simulation Centre training
  • Access to Monash Health in-service programs and short courses


Graduate Midwifery Program

Monash Health provides the most extensive maternity services in Victoria, assisting on average around 9,500 births a year. We pride ourselves on Teamwork and have recently implemented Team Models of care for all birthing women and their families.

Doctors, Midwives and Allied Health staff all work within these Interprofessional Teams to enhance continuity and family centred care. Women requiring enhanced care can access some of the best Fetal Diagnostic and Maternal Fetal Medicine facilities in the state whilst still having regular contact with midwives.

Our three sites, Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital offer a wide range of services, from tertiary high risk care to primary levels of care, which provides a diverse and challenging graduate year. Graduates within our program consolidate Midwifery practice in clinical areas such as:

  • Birthing
  • Pregnancy Assessment
  • Postnatal care

For those who wish to incorporate a Nursing rotation, (Double Degree Nursing/Midwifery applicants) a placement consolidating these skills is incorporated within the Combined Midwifery and Nursing program. All placements are fully supported and the Graduate Midwife Program Coordinator will be happy to discuss your requests with you.

Our graduate midwives also receive:

  • Program exclusive study days
  • A comprehensive orientation
  • Priority attendance at a variety of free professional development and educational sessions
  • Supernumerary time at each placement
  • Dedicated clinical support
  • Fortnightly in-service and debrief time
  • Opportunity for ongoing employment on completion of the program.

On completion of your graduate year possible opportunities may include:

  • Team Care at Dandenong working in all areas and completing further competencies in your role as a Team midwife
  • Team Care at Monash Medical Centre Clayton to continue your progression through new areas of midwifery practice
  • Team care at Casey Hospital gaining the skills to work in the Caseload or Homebirth model


Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

Monash Health is Victoria´s leading integrated health service serving the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We integrate uniquely in one organisation primary, secondary and tertiary health services.

We offer our community quality patient health care across the entire lifespan. Our core community of over 961,182 people depends on us for all aspects of its public health care, with our services available to a greater population of 1.344 million people. More than 14,000 staff work across Monash Health at more than 40 sites, from acute, sub-acute, mental health and aged care beds, including:

The Monash Health Mental Health Program provides the following comprehensive services to persons across their lifespan with a mental illness and/or those with alcohol or other drug issues:

  • Early in Life
  • Emergency Mental Health Services
  • Acute Adult Mental Health
  • Community Treatment (Care Units)
  • Mother and Baby Unit
  • Adult Eating Disorders (Butterfly Foundation Day Program)
  • Extended Care
  • Mobile Support and Treatment Teams
  • Mental Health Research
  • Recovery and Prevention of Early Psychosis (RAPPS)
  • Continuing Care
  • South East Alcohol and Drug Services (SEADS)
  • Primary Mental Health
  • Older Persons Mental Health Community Care Program
  • Acute Older Persons Mental health
  • Residential Older Persons Mental Health Program
  • Youth Inpatient Unit


This course is designed for Registered Nurses to develop foundational specialty practice skills in Mental Health Nursing. Graduates will acquire theoretical and clinical knowledge, skills and attributes, in mental health nursing assessments, treatments and rehabilitation. Graduates will learn how to work collaboratively with consumers & families using a recovery oriented framework.

Study days focus on contemporary mental health issues all which are evidence based in the field of mental health nursing. Topics include psychotic disorders, mood disorders, dual diagnosis, physical health in mental health, eating disorders, older person´s mental health and child and adolescences.

Throughout the year graduates are required to participate in online forums, complete clinical hurdles as well as participate in a research topic of their choice relevant to mental health nursing practice.

Successful completion of the Mental Graduate Health Nursing Program awards you credits towards your Masters of Mental Health Sciences (Nursing) with Monash University.

The Benefits

  • Monthly paid study sessions
  • Access to professional development education
  • Clinical Hurdle based assessments
  • Advanced standing towards your Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Monthly professional supervision
  • Ward based preceptorship
  • Online training packages (MHPOD)

Learn Valuable Mental Health Nursing Skills

  • Comprehensive treatment and assessment of mental illness and disorders
  • Counselling skills
  • Communication skills
  • Family sensitive practice
  • Cultural and gender sensitive practice
  • Reflective practice
  • Practice within a Recovery framework
  • Contemporary Research



 GMP Grads3

The support I received during my Graduate year at Monash Health made such a difference to my transition from Student to Registered Midwife. Everyone from the clinical staff, through to the educators and the Graduate Co-ordinators went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and ensure I had all of the information provided to increase my confidence and competence"
Ashleigh Bahl completed her gradute year in 2014.


"I started the Monash Health Graduate Nurse Program (GNP) in February 2015. It is now March 2016 and I cannot believe how much I have progressed in a year. Throughout the whole year I felt supported and encouraged to push myself and was welcomed into every ward that I worked on. My analytical, time management and critical thinking skills have improved immensely. Rotating to two different wards during the year enabled me to gain experience in multiple specialties. It is because of that, I now am specializing in pediatrics. The GNP program has facilitated ongoing learning both clinically and theoretically in a safe and reassuring environment and I cannot thank the staff and educators enough." - Stacy Blackburn, RN 2015




Clinical Education Coordinator
Jessica Benjamin
Ph. (03) 9594 2609

GNP Manager
AnnMarie Mullan & Stacey Rogers
Ph. (03) 9594 7779

GNP Admin office
Administration Assistant
Ph. (03) 9594 2876

Graduate midwifery Program

GMP Manager
Anna OConnell
9594 7732

Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

Graduate Co-ordinator
Shelley Black

Graduate Nurse and Midwifrey Information Session

Further information for 2017 information sessions will be available shortly.