Graduate Nurse Program

The Graduate Nurse Program at BRHS has been designed to provide a valuable and varied experience for newly qualified nurses embarking on the first twelve months of their role as a registered nurse.

The goal at BRHS is for the graduate to acquire experience and knowledge within a supportive environment, enabling them to become a competent, confident, accountable and professional health care practitioner.

The aim of our program is to equip the graduate nurse with the skills and confidence to successfully initiate known theory with practice within the health care setting. The graduate nurse will be encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills throughout the program and into their professional careers.

Program Structure:

During the program, the graduate nurse has the opportunity to consolidate practice in various areas in the clinical setting. The 12 month program consists of 2 x 6 month rotational positions throughout the hospital at either full time or part time 0.8 eft as negotiated.

Prior to the program, participants will be given the opportunity to indicate their ward preference for the program. They can choose from areas such as: Medical/Surgical, Rehabilitation, Dialysis, Medical/Paediatrics/Palliative, Emergency and Theatre.

Number of Positions: 10

How to Apply:

To apply for a position in our Graduate Nurse Program, you must participate in the Victorian Nursing Computer Match managed by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) and also submit your application directly to BRHS.

PMCV Process:  For details on how to participate in the computer match, please contact PMCV directly on either (03) 9419 1217, or visit .  When applying through the PMCV website it is important that you select the BRHS Graduate Nurse Program as your preferred hospital.

BRHS Process:  Applications for the 2018 program will open on the 29th May 2017 and are to be submitted directly to BRHS.  This includes uploading your application electronically via the Graduate Nurse Program vacancy on the careers page of our website and also posting a hard copy of your application to:

People and Culture

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

PO Box 474

Bairnsdale Victoria 3875

 Applications are to include:

  • A letter of application outlining the reasons why the graduate wishes to undertake a graduate year at BRHS.
  • Responses to the key selection criteria listed in the position description
  • Resume
  • Certified Academic Transcripts
  • Certified copies of your last 2 clinical appraisals (one must be 3rd year)
  • Name and contact details of two clinical referees.

Applications are open to graduate nurses that are internal or external candidates.

For enquiries or assistance in applying for a Graduate Nurse position contact the Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator, Kat Vines on (03) 5150 3617, or email at

For more information, please view our graduate-nurse-program-2018-brochure

Important: Please note that under the rules of the Computer Matching Service, a hospital may not interview applicants that have not selected that hospital as one of their preferences.