Attend a Western Health GNP Information Night (not compulsory).
GNP Information Nights
To attend one of our information sessions go to the Zoom meeting link provided.
Thursday 25 May 20234:30PM - 6:00PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 929 7626 2578
Thursday 1 June 20234:30PM - 6:00PM
Meeting ID: 937 3383 0986
GRADUATE NURSE PROGRAM
HOW TO APPLY
Western Health recruits through the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) computer matching service.
Applicants that are eligible for computer match will be considered for the Graduate Nurse Program.
2024 Graduate Nurse Program
Applications open 5 June to 7 July 2023
APPLICATION PROCESS (PMCV Eligible)
Applicants are required to register via the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Computer Match. Register to participate in the GNMP Computer Match Service
Applications must be registered to participate in the Graduate Nurse Computer Match Service. Refer to PMCV for eligibility and application guidelines.
We will only accept applications that are eligible through PMCV computer match.
For more information about PMCV computer match, eligibility and how to apply visit: gnmp.pmcv.com.au
Apply to Western Health
In addition to your PMCV application an application must also be submitted to Western Health. To apply visit our online recruitment portal - eRecruit at: http://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/
Applications open 5 June to 7 July 2023. We will only accept applications that are eligible for computer match.
To apply to Western Health your application must include the following:
1/ Cover Letter (no more than one page)
2/ Curriculum Vitae
Outlining your education and experience
Include a table which lists clinical placements (Degree year / organisation / type of placement / date / duration of placement )
3/ Nominate TWO referees (preferably clinical referees)
4/ Academic transcript (Certified)
An academic transcript of all results you have received at the time of your application
Academic transcripts must be certified and include Results Key.
5/ Clinical Appraisals
Two recent acute clinical appraisals
Refer to 'Frequently Asked Questions' (Clinical Placements & Appraisals) for further information.
6/ Applications should be addressed to:
Cindy Lie Graduate Nurse Program - Coordinator Education & Learning Western Health 160 Gordon Street FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Western Health recruits graduates through the PMCV computer matching service and currently we only accept applicants that are eligible for computer match.
Refer to the PMCV website for eligibility criteria.
I am an international student, can I still apply?
International students may be eligible to apply if they meet the PMCV eligibility criteria. Refer to PMCV https://gnmp.pmcv.com.au/the-match/#eligibility
You should also refer to Western Health eRecruit Graduate Nurse Program eligibility criteria when applying.
I am an applicant from New Zealand or from interstate.
Applicants from New Zealand or interstate may be eligible to apply if they meet the PMCV eligibility criteria. Refer to PMCV https://gnmp.pmcv.com.au/the-match/#eligibility
My academic transcript will not have my final year results at the time I would like to lodge my application.
You can proceed with your application by uploading your most recent academic transcript.
If your third year results are not released at the time of your application, indicate this in your cover letter. You will still be required to provide your final academic transcript - email to: [email protected] A reminder that academic transcripts must be certified.
Can I submit an electronic copy of my academic transcript ?
You can download an electronic copy of your official academic transcript and upload this onto the Western Health eRecruit online recruitment portal. This copy must include your univeristy details.
CLINICAL PLACEMENT & APPRAISALS We preference two most recent adult acute clinical appraisals. What if I don't have two recent adult acute clinical appraisals?
Where two recent acute appraisals are not available at the time of your application, we will accept one recent adult acute assessment and one subacute assessment from 2nd or 3rd year. This can include a mental health placement. This is currently under review.
You can proceed to upload your online application with your most recent clinical appraisals before the closing date. In your cover letter outline the details of any future clinical placements including the date/ organisation / type of placement.
Appraisals completed after the closing date must then be sent to [email protected]
What do my clinical appraisals need to include?
You are only required to submit your summative assessment, this includes preceptor comments (summative). You must also include the cover page with placement location/ dates/ type of placement.
My appraisal was split over two locations, do I submit this as one or two appraisals?
Include them as one single appraisal.
I did not complete any of my placements at Western Health. Will this affect my application?
No. We understand that many of our applicants have studied at many different locations and offered placements with health providers other than Western Health.
SELECTION & INTERVIEW PROCESS
Will I be contacted by Western Health for an interview?
PMCV are coordinating recorded online one-way video interviews. Refer to PMCV for more information.
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 applications. Applications received via email will not be accepted.
Can I apply for a mid-year program?
Western Health recruits to fill graduate intakes by participating in only one matching process each year.
When will I find out if my application is successful?
PMCV will publish the results of the computer match on 2 October 2023. If you have been successfully matched to Western Health a member of our GNP team will contact you on the day the results are released.
If I am successful how will rotations be allocated?
We offer two/six month clinical rotations. Successful applicants that are offered a position within our program will be given a preference form to nominate their preferred rotations. While we aim to give you one of your top five preferences, given the high demand for more popular areas, this is not guaranteed.
Grad+ Program (optional) If you participate in Grad+ Year 2 You will be offered two further rotations.