Western Health's Combined Graduate Midwife/Nurse Program aims to be stimulating, rewarding and a positive consolidation of practice as a professional Registered Nurse/Midwife. We are committed to the facilitation of the continuing development of the beginning practitioner in a learning organisation. Supported by the clinical expertise of educators, clinical support midwives, colleagues within a structured program. This program consists of study sessions which focus on clinical decision making and clinical skill and the management of women throughout the continuum of care, patient management in the clinical setting and professional practice.
Must be completing an Undergraduate Double degree in Nursing and Midwifery in 2023
Must hold a practicing certificate with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) by 2024
Must not have undertaken any other Midwifery or Nursing Graduate Program
The Combined Graduate Nurse/Midwife Program is a 53 week program:
undertaking two theoretical postgraduate equivalent subjects and options for additional rotations
Both Programs are offered at 64hrs per fortnight (0.84 FTE).
Major rotations - Birthing and Postnatal
Shorter rotations - Antenatal Clinic, Maternity Assessment Centre (MAC)
Bacchus marsh/Joan Kirner Women's & Children's rotation - elective rotation to respective campus for three months
Nursing Rotation - 4 month rotation to a Nursing Unit at Western Health
Annual leave – 4 weeks pre allocated in program
Minimum of two supernumerary shifts will be provided at the commencement of each new rotation.
Click here to access the Preference Form 2024 in both Word & PDF Version:
Graduate Midwife Program Preference Form 2024 Applicants.docx
Graduate Midwife Program Preference Form 2024 Applicants.pdf
A team of Nursing/Midwifery Educators, Clinical Support Midwives/Nurses and ward nurse/midwives are available to guide and support in the clinical setting.
Graduate program coordinator and Line managers are available for support to all graduates.
Satisfactory clinical hours (minimum 64hrs/fortnight)
Completion of Clinical Objectives each rotation
Satisfactory AMSAT/ANSATs an Annual Performance Development Review
Development and delivery of a project for Professional Development (in nursing or midwifery rotation)
Participation in Graduate Study Days
A certificate will be presented on successful completion of the Combined Graduate Midwife/Nurse Program
These study days aim to prepare graduates for commencing in the organisation, ensure competencies are met, practice development addressed and enhance knowledge and bridge the theory to practice gap.