Graduate nursing jobs

Graduate nursing jobs

Graduate nurses and midwives can expect a rewarding and varied first year of practice with St John of God Health Care.

Our hospitals offer graduate nurses and midwives in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales a range of exciting learning opportunities within a supportive environment.

Why start your career with St John of God Health Care?

Our Graduate Nursing Program and Graduate Midwife Program aims to give you as a first year nurse the ability to be able to:

  • Deliver safe, quality patient care in line with National Standards and nursing standards for practice and policy
  • Be agile, confident, self-aware and resilient caregivers
  • Display professional behaviours in line with St John of God Health Care Mission and Values

What’s on offer

  • First year nursing, midwifery and mental health job opportunities with one of Australia’s largest healthcare providers
  • National graduate nurse and midwife programs using virtual classrooms allowing you access to online learning resources from anywhere and engage with other graduates across multiple hospitals
  • A range of clinical rotations within a 12 month program
  • Small group coaching sessions
  • Diverse pathways to practice – including maternity, emergency departments, paediatrics, mental health and medical and surgical specialties
  • A comprehensive orientation program followed by ongoing academic and clinical support with links to nursing research

Benefits to participants

  • A variety of exciting and innovative learning opportunities
  • Employee benefits, including salary packaging
  • Excellent exposure to a range to specialties
  • Opportunity to participate in nursing and midwifery research

These are just some of the many benefits to participants in our graduate program.

2022 applications

Applications for our graduate nursing and graduate midwife programs starting in February 2022 open at staggered times for each state.

Key dates:

Victoria: state-wide applications closed on 20 June 2021, however, we do have additional programs open at our Geelong hospital.

Western Australia: applications for most of our WA graduate programs closed on 18 July 2021, however, the below programs are still accepting applications until 30 July.

Registered nursing:

Enrolled nursing:

Registered midwife:

New South Wales: Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse applications

  • Open 23 August 2021 and close 5 September 2021

Register your interest for updates below.

Register your interest for updates


Please register your interest to hear more about our graduate programs, including key dates for application intakes.

Register your interest online to hear more about our graduate programs, including key dates for application intakes.

You will then receive further information and updates on our program recruitment via email.

The St John of God Health Care Graduate Nursing Program offers a range of job opportunities across a number of our WA, NSW and Victorian hospitals. If your application to the program is successful we will ask you to nominate your hospital preference. 

All applications will be assessed and successful candidates shortlisted. These candidates will then be asked to complete an online video selection interview.

Graduate nurses who are successful in this video interview will then attend a face to face interview at one of the St John of God Health Care hospital's offering graduate nursing positions.

St John of God Health Care usually recruits twice a year for graduate nursing jobs. Recruitment opens in June/July for a program commencing in February the following year and then again in February/March for a program starting in July.
Our Human Resources Department will communicate with successful and unsuccessful applicants once all interviews and stages are complete.
We encourage all applicants to have a current or very recent clinical facilitator/supervisor as your main reference. We also require that one referee is your current employer.