Aboriginal Graduate Nurse and Midwife Programs

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.

Additional supports are offered to Aboriginal participants including assisted application processes, culturally appropriate support and professional and peer development activities.

For assistance in developing your application please email Carolyn Ross via the HR Enquiries email address.


Applications for 2020 will open on  Monday 27th May 2019 and close on Friday 19th July 2019.

Applications must be registered with Computer Match - PMCV 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 Kate O’Donnell or or Stacey Gilbert, Clinical Education Parkville
  • Résumé / CV including two referees together with a clear scanned photo.
  • Certified copy of transcript of results or interim results.
  • 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 must request two clinical nursing referees to complete and return via email a Clinical Reference Check Form to Clinical Education, at The Royal Women's Hospital (submission details included on the form). One reference must be in the acute nursing setting.

NO faxed or mailed clinical reference forms will be accepted!

Application progress

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


Interviews for the 2020 graduate intake will take place in August and September 2019.

Once applicants have been short listed for an interview they will be contacted via email with a date and time. 

Applicants must bring 100 points of identification for a police records check, 70 points of which must be either a current passport, birth certificate/extract or citizenship certificate.

Interviews are interactive and consist of a one to one interview, group scenario and clinical scenario. Interviews will take two hours and include a welcome and introduction to working at the Women's.

Parking is limited and sometimes difficult to access at the Women's so please allow extra time for your trip if you are driving to your interview. Further information on getting to the Women's.

For enquiries about the online application process, contact HR Enquiries.

For more information, email Clinical Education Parkville or Carolyn Ross via the HR Enquiries email address.

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