Attend a Western Health Information Session (not compulsory).
Join one of our Zoom meetings to learn more about our Graduate Nurse Program and to also have an opportunity to ask questions.
GNP Information Session
10 June 2020
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Information sessions were held. To view the information presented refer to the PowerPoint presentation attached:
GNP 2021 Presentation-PPT
GNP Information Session
16 June 2020
Applications for our 2021 Graduate Nurse Program are now closed.
How will I be notified that my application has been successful with Western Health?
Applicants that applied for the 2021 Graduate Nurse Program will be notified when PMCV results are released on 19 October 2020. If you are successful a team member from our graduate nurse program will contact you.
GRADUATE NURE PROGRAM - Application Process
STEP 1: Register to participate in the GNMP Computer Match Service
(Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria PMCV)
Applications must be registered to participate in the Graduate Nurse Computer Match Service via the PMCV Allocation and Placement Service website. Refer to PMCV for eligibility and application guidelines.
We will only accept applications that are eligible through the PMCV computer matching service.
For further information log onto: http://www.computermatching.pmcv.com.au/
STEP 2: Apply directly to Western Health
In addition to your PMCV application an electronic application must also be submitted to Western Health via our online recruitment portal eRecruit.
Click here to apply when applications open : http://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/
Western Health Application Criteria:
Documents are to be uploaded electronically and include:
1/ Cover Letter (no more than one page)
2/ Curriculum Vitae/Resume Including a list of all undergraduate clinical placements, hospital ward experience, dates, number of placement days and list the names of two referees.
3/ Nominate TWO referees
Referees must be two clinical referees of which one must have directly supervised your undergraduate clinical experience, preferably from a third year adult acute placement. Provide accurate contact details, including their phone numbers andcorporate email addresses.
After you have listed the names and details of your referees, on your CV/Resume, your referees are each required to complete the Clinical Reference Check Form via the PMCV Allocation and Placement website at https://allocations.pmcv.com.au/.
Ensure your referees each complete this form before the closing date.
4/ Certified copy of academic transcript with all results
Key to results must be included
5/ Complete copies of TWO recent acute medical or surgical ward clinical appraisals (from second or third year placements)
At least ONE must be from a recent adult acute placement.
Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for further information.
6/ One recent passport size photograph uploaded with your application to eRecuit.
7/ Applications should be addressed to:
Ms Robyn PeelEducation Site Manager - WHF & WTNTransition to Practice CoordinatorWestern Health
Applications close 5 August 2020. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
Western Health recruits through the PMCV computer match process and currently we only accept applicants that are eligible for computer match. Refer to the PMCV website for eligibility and essential criteria.
My academic transcript does not have my third year results on it
Third year results may not be released at the time of the application process. Please indicate this in your cover letter, along with your electronic application, stating 'Final academic transcript not available and will be submitted when issued'. In the interim you may attach a most recent certified academic transcript.
Your final offical transcript must be submitted online before applications close on5 August 2020. If you receive your final academic transcript after the closing date this can be emailed to [email protected] no later than close of business on Friday 25 September 2020.
My most recent clinical appraisals are not acute placements
Our preference is for TWO recent clinical appraisals from second/third year. At least one must be a recent adult acute placement, preferably third year. Alternatively, we will accept applications with one recent adult acute assessment and one subacute (second/third year) - this can include a mental health placement.
Do I need to submit both Formative and Summative assessments?
You are only required to submit your summative assessments. You must also include the matching rubric from your assessments.
My remaining clinical placement will be completed toward the end of the year and not completed at the time of the application process
Proceed to upload your electronic application, with all the documents available to you, before the closing date.
If your remaining placement is completed after the closing date but before mid-September you can email your remaining appraisal to [email protected] and include a detailed explanation for this.
If I have missed the Western Health and PMCV application dates can I apply via email directly to Western Health?
Once the application dates close we will not be accepting any further applications. Applications received via email will not be accepted.
The program includes two six month clinical rotations. How are these rotations allocated? Will I be given a preference form or are they randomly allocated?
Two six month rotations during the 12 month program provides graduates with an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and skills. Western Health offers a wide range of clinical environments for graduates to work and gain experience necessary for working in other areas of interest in the future.
Applicants that are successful and offered a position within our program will be given a Placement Options Preference form to nominate their ward preferences for rotations. While we aim to give you one of your top five preferences, given the high demand for more popular wards, this is not guaranteed.
Can I apply for a mid-year program?
Currently we do not offer a mid-year program. Our GNP recruitment activity, for the year, aims to fill all graduate positions for both February and May intakes.