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Please refer to Graduate Nurse/Midwife Program Match (GNMP Match) – PMCV (Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria) for
eligibility criteria and details.
Yes- If you graduated no earlier than January 2019 and have not previously participated in a Graduate Nurse Program or worked more than an average of 24 hours per week for the first year since registration.
Please refer to Graduate Nurse/Midwife Program Match (GNMP Match) – PMCV(Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria) for
In implementing a person centred approach at the RCH we recognise learning and academic achievements are unique to the individual and respect this in processing your overall application.
For information about the RCH, please visit our website
Applications are accepted online via the
RCH careers and search for the Graduate Nurse Program – 2020 job advertisement and apply directly, following prompts. Any applications received via email or post will not be considered.
Attention to detail creates a positive impression, and ensuring your completed documentation is of high standard is an important component in standing out. Please note that any application which is incomplete (i.e. missing documentation) will not be considered for
A certified true copy is an exact duplicate of an original document which has been sighted by an authorised signatory, and signed off as being a 'true copy'. The wording on the copy must say 'This is a certified true copy' i.e. a signature alone is not considered valid. Each page of a
document must be verified in this way – not just the front page. Therefore a 10 page document must have every page signed as a 'certified true copy'. Hard copies of certified documents provided will
be required to be sighted at interview stage.
In Australia there are a range of persons authorised to certify documentation, according to their profession/position. AHPRA has a comprehensive list of authorised officers, along with the signatory requirements,
The type or location of your most recent placements is not relevant, as these documents are used to evaluate your current clinical skills, and will not be used to assess for any speciality nursing experience. All applicants are required to submit a certified 'true copy' of the two most recent clinical appraisal documents, which may include mental health
placements, aged care and community placement. Please note that we only require the appraisal pages of this tool. You are not required to upload your entire appraisal booklet.
You will have the opportunity to nominate an area/s you will prefer not to work in, and provide the rationale for the same. Preference of intake and area/s you prefer not to work will be included in the online application for you to complete and upload.
This is not a prerequisite for the Graduate Nurse Program. If you are successful in gaining a position at the RCH as a graduate nurse, education sessions are provided (which cover all education components that are delivered in the paediatric foundation program).
Graduate Nurse Program participants undertake one placement and there are no rotations during the program.
Part time roles – 64 hours per fortnight are offered except in Perioperative which is 72 hours per fortnight.
Yes, we understand that undergraduate paediatric placements are limited and the RCH considers all applications we receive. Not having a previous placement at the RCH will not affect your prospects of becoming a successful candidate to the Graduate Nurse program.
Candidates will be asked questions relating to your commitment to adult learning, clinical scenarios, communication and professional issues. It is advised that applicants familiarise themselves with the RCH Job Description for Registered Nurses: Grade 2 Year 1 (Grad year). This
document will be available on the careers website, with the position advert.
An understanding of professional codes of practice, professional ethical standards, and professional nursing issues and challenges is a requirement for a Graduate Nurse.
Yes. The RCH Graduate Nurse Program utilises a preceptorship model and you will be allocated a preceptor/s for the duration of the program.
Yes. Candidates undertaking concurrent Honours are eligible for study leave each semester and are encouraged to discuss their study program requirements with Nurse Unit Managers at interviews.
Yes. The RCH offers ongoing positions to graduate nurses, and after successful completion of the program all participants are eligible to continue employment at the RCH.
For information regarding applications to the Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program please visit the RCH
mental health nursing page.
If you have any further questions please contact us at