Graduate Program Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions about applications please don’t hesitate to contact our Graduate Team on 9594 7779 or via graduateprogram@monashhealth.org

What is the difference between the Acute Care and Complex Care Nursing streams?

In the Acute Care stream graduates will be granted one rotation from selected preferences within an extensive range of clinical areas including:

  • Respiratory
  • General Medical
  • Oncology/Palliative Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Stroke
  • Acute rehabilitation
  • Day Treatment Centre
  • Gastro Surgical
  • Vascular
  • Orthopedics
  • ENT
  • Women’s Health
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastics
  • General Surgical
  • Outpatients
  • Paediatrics - Surgical
  • Paediatrics - Medical
  • Special Care Nursery

Graduates in the Complex Care stream will be granted one rotation from selected preferences within the a range of clinical areas including:

  • Cardiac
  • Peri-operative (adults andpaediatric)
  • Emergency
  • Intensive Care
  • Renal and Hemodialysis
  • Residential and Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric and Newborn Complex Care

If I get a position in the Complex Care stream does this mean that I will do both of my rotations in Complex Care specialty areas?

No. Acute Care and Complex Care Stream Graduates are granted one rotation from their selected stream preference areas. This can be in either first or second rotation. The other rotation may be in any clinical area across Monash Health.

Am I guaranteed a rotation into one of my preference areas if I am in the August Nursing or Computer Match Ineligible graduate program streams?

Graduates applying for the August and Computer Match Ineligible Nursing Streams are able to nominate four preference areas from all specialties available at Monash Health. While we endeavor to accommodate preferences we are not able to guarantee rotations into preference areas for the August or Computer Match Ineligible Program Streams.

Does Monash Health offer a Paediatric Graduate Program stream?

Opportunities for paediatric rotations are offered within the Acute Care, Complex Care, August and Computer Match Ineligible streams. There is no seperate Graduate Program for paediatrics at Monash Health.

Do I get to choose the Monash Health site where I undertake my rotations?

Graduates in both programs are able to rotate across all Monash Health sites and applicants will be given the opportunity to nominate site preferences. Although we endeavour to accomodate site preferences, we are unable to guarantee that applicants will rotate to their preference site. When allocating to sites, the Graduate Program team considers the home address of the graduate.

I have never done a placement at Monash Health, will this affect my application?

No, Monash Health welcomes applications from all eligible candidates.

I am not finishing my degree until mid 2019. How should I apply for August 2019 graduate positions?

Monash Health will recruit for August 2019 intake Graduate positions through 2018 Computer Match. If you are interested in these positions, you will need to lodge your application in the 2019 Graduate Program - Nursing streams job advertisement and rank Monash Health Graduate Program - August Stream in Computer Match if your are eligible to participate in PMCV Computer Match.

 What is the process to apply for more than one Monash Health Graduate Program stream?

If you are interested in applying for multiple streams, you will need to rank each stream that you are interested in applying for on Computer Match. You will also need to indicate which streams you are interested in applying for in the checklist provided on the first page of the Monash Health Graduate Program Application Template, which must be submitted as part of your application to the relevant Monash Health e-recruit job advertisement. Please note when applying for multiple streams you only need to submit one application to relevant the Monash Health e-recuit job advertisement.

 If I apply for more than one Monash Health Graduate Program stream, will I need to sit multiple interviews?

No. If you are short listed for interview, you will only be required to attend one group interview.

I am still waiting for an updated transcript with results from Semester 1, 2018. Can I submit it after applications close?

Yes, as you must submit your application prior to the closing date. We advise you to submit certified copies of the most recent transcript that you have available. Once you receive your up to date transcript you can e-mail this to us at graduaterecruitment@monashhealth.org.

Can I submit academic transcripts or appraisals that have been digitally certified by the universities online system as part of my application?

Yes. Monash Health accepts academic transcripts and appraisals that have been digitally certified by the education provider.

I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply for the Monash Health Graduate Program?

The Monash Health Graduate Program welcomes applications from international students through the 2019 Monash Health Graduate Program - Computer Match Ineligible Nursing and/or Midwifery job advertisement (job reference number 32434). Please note that applications for Computer Match Ineligible Graduate positions open Monday 4th June 2018 and close Friday 20th July 2018.

Would I have the option to complete an Honours program during my graduate year?

Yes. We encourage our graduates to grow their career and further their knowledge by undertaking an Honours program if they wish to do so.

Do you offer support to Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program applicants?

Yes. Monash Health offers a pathway and dedicated support for Aboriginal Nurses and Midwives. Applicants must still register through PMCV Computer Match and submit an application to the Graduate Program job advertisements via Monash Health e-recruit. If you are successful in gaining a Monash Health Graduate position, you will be notified by Wednesday 5th September 2018 as you would need to withdrawn from PMCV Computer Match by the 7th September 2018.

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