Western Health's Graduate Midwife Program aims to be stimulating, rewarding and a positive consolidation of practice as a professional Registered 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, and a structured program. This program consists of study sessions which focus on clinical decision making and clinical skills, the management of women throughout the continuum of care and professional practice.
Must be completing an Undergraduate degree in Midwifery or Double degree in Nursing/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 Midwife Program is a 53 week program:
Both years are offered at 64hrs per fortnight (0.84 FTE).
Major rotations - Birthing and Postnatal
Shorter rotations - Antenatal Clinic, Maternity Assessment Centre (MAC), Potential for Newborn Services
Bacchus Marsh - Joan Kirner Women's and Children's rotation – elective rotation to respective campus for 3 months
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
2024 Graduate Nurse Midwife Program Presentation Info Evenings.pdf
A team of Midwifery Educators, Clinical Support Midwives and ward midwives are available to guide and support in the clinical setting. Graduate program coordinator and Line managers are available for support to all graduates.
Criteria for Completion
Satisfactory clinical hours (minimum 64hrs/fortnight)
Completion of Clinical Objectives each rotation
Satisfactory AMSATs and Annual Performance Development Review
Development and delivery of a project for Professional Development
Participation in Graduate Study Days