Attend a Western Health Information Session (not compulsory).
2022 GNP Information Sessions
Wednesday 26 May 20214:30PM - 6:00PM
Tuesday 1 June 20214:30PM - 6:00PM
Applications for our 2022 Graduate Nurse Program are now closed.
GRADUATE NURE PROGRAM - Application Process Scroll down for ' Frequently Asked Questions'
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 : 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 Include a table that lists all undergraduate clinical placement details and hospital ward experience. 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 (referees from second year acute placements will be accepted if no third year placements). Provide contact details, including their phone numbers and email address.
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 Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for further information.
6/ One recent passport size photograph uploaded with your CV/resume to eRecuit.
7/ Applications should be addressed to:
Mr Jim BuaGraduate Nurse Program CoordinatorWestern Health160 Gordon StreetFOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
Applications closed 9 July 2021. 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 criteria.
My academic transcript does not have my third year results on it
Your third year results may not be released in time for your application. Please attach your most recent Official Transcript with your application. We will require your final offical academic transcript when it becomes available.
If your third year results are not released at the time of your application you will need to indicate this in your cover letter outlining the reason and when it is likely to be received. If you receive your final academic transcript after applications have closed you can email this to [email protected] by Friday 17 September 2021.
My most recent clinical appraisal is not acute placements
Our preference is for TWO most recent acute clinical appraisals from third year. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions causing disruptions to some student placements we will also accept recent second year acute placement appraisals. We will also accept applications with one recent adult acute assessment and one subacute (second/third year) - this can include a mental health placement.
NOTE: If due to COVID-19 restrictions you have experienced disruptions to your student placement/s then you will need to clearly indicate this, in your cover letter, stating the reasons for submitting the appraisal/s you have available at the time of your application.
What if I have not completed two recent clinical placements, at the time of my application, and my next clinical placement will be completed after the closing date / towards the end of the year?
You may still proceed to upload your online application, including the appraisal/s you have completed at the time of your application and before the closing date.
If your remaining placement is completed after the closing date you will need to indicate this in your cover letter, outlining the details of your upcoming placement/s. Once you have completed your next placement email your appraisal to [email protected]
We will review each application received and reasons provided in the cover letter.
Do I need to submit both formative and summative assessments?
No. You are only required to submit your summative assessments.
What do my appraisals need to include?
- Cover letter / first page with placement location and dates
- Preceptor comments (Summative)
My placement was split over two locations, do I submit this as one or two appraisals?Include these as one single appraisal.
If I have missed the Western Health and PMCV application dates can I apply via email directly to Western Health?
No. 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 will aim to fill all graduate positions for both February and May intakes in 2022.
When will I find out if my application is successful?
PMCV will conduct the computer matching service which places graduate nurses with hospitals. If you have been successful in getting a position at Western Health a member of the GNP team will contact you on the day the results are released : Monday 4 October 2021