Aboriginal Graduate Nurse and Midwife Programs

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The Royal Women’s Hospital seeks to contribute to the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We believe that nurses and midwives are key frontline staff in the health service.

As an Aboriginal nurse or midwife you have the potential to have a direct impact on the health and well-being of your community. In order to help you achieve this, in addition to your own professional goals we offer an Aboriginal Graduate Nursing and Midwifery program which complements the mainstream Graduate Nurse and Midwifery Program, Graduate Nurse and Graduate Midwifery Programs.

Application advice is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates, including culturally safe professional and peer development activities.

For assistance in developing your application please email: Aboriginal Careers


Applications for 2025 open on Monday 27 May 2024.

Applications must be registered with PMCV/Victorian Allocation and Placement System (APS) – formerly Computer Match in order to apply.

Application process

Please follow the three step process below:


  • Use the link to the Women's online recruitment site (e-Recruit) at the bottom of this page
  • Login or register with e-Recruit if you haven't done so already
  • Find the graduate position/program you are interested in, and click on Apply Now. 

Please note that you will need to apply for each of the positions/programs you are interested in.

Required Documentation:

  • Cover Letter of application addressed to Claire Watts and/or Gabrielle Pegan, Clinical Education Parkville. Your cover letter should identify the program you are applying for and your preferred start date (February or May 2025).
  • Résumé / CV.
  • Certified copy of transcript of results or interim results (e-transcripts do not require certification).
  • Clinical Appraisals: Your two most recent clinical appraisals, one must be in an acute setting.
  • Completed Placement Options Preference Form (for nursing or nursing/midwifery programs). Every attempt will be made to place graduates in their preferred areas.


Applicants will need to nominate two referees via the Victorian Allocation and Placement System (APS). You do not need to submit a clinical reference check form directly to the Women's.

Application progress

This web page will be updated regularly to keep you informed of the progress of applications. Please check back regularly.


The Women’s will be conducting interviews in-person throughout late July to mid-August 2024.

Peer support and interview options are available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

For more information, please email the Women's Aboriginal Employment Support Officer. 

For more information, email Clinical Education Parkville.