Graduate Nurse Program (General Nursing)
Our Graduate Nurse Programs are designed for first year registered nurses and provide a supportive environment for the consolidation and further development of knowledge and skills, preparing you for future career opportunities.
What we offer
We offer 170 Graduate Nurse Positions across Alfred Health!
We want to ensure you maintain a healthy wellbeing whilst employed with Alfred Health. To do this, your graduate year is offered on a part time basis - 64 hours per fortnight (0.8EFT), to give you that work life balance, whilst supporting your ongoing study needs.
Each year we have four intakes of new graduates.
2021 intake dates
- Monday 11 January 2021
- Monday 8 February 2021
- Monday 6 April 2021
- Monday 12 July 2021
You are only required to submit one application - you are not required to submit a separate application for each intake.
Frequently asked questions
Yes - we encourage and support graduates studying Honours degrees. Please liaise with the GNP Coordinator to discuss plans to facilitate your studies.
You are able to indicate your preferred clinical preferences at interview & on the online application form.
We endeavour to match your preferences where possible, however there are some wards that are very popular & demand can be high for these positions. Due to the size of our graduate program not all preferences can be guaranteed.
If you do have particular interests, you are encouraged to find out more about the area, by contacting the Nurse Manager.
There will be opportunities to do this at either one of our Information Evenings or through an individually arranged meeting and tour of the area.
Alfred Health provides many specialty services to the community across the three sites. The three sites are the Alfred, Caulfield & Sandringham campuses.
The strength of the Alfred Health Graduate year is the provision of an acute & diverse clinical experience in any ward or campus location.
Rotations are available for a portion of graduates; however graduates find they are able to consolidate knowledge & skills whilst obtaining a broad experience within the graduate program which then provides a foundation for moving to other areas in the future.
The Consolidation and Transition (CaT) Program has been designed to suit the professional development and individual learning needs of Grade 2 Registered Nurses at Alfred Health.
The program aims to increase knowledge and clinical skills as well as developing a career pathway for Grade 2 Registered Nurses.
The program offers a range of learning opportunities for Grade 2 Registered Nurses including the development of a deeper knowledge base, encouraging the progress to advanced practice by promoting critical thinking, reflection and application in the challenging acute ward setting.
Regular continuing education programs are organised through Nursing Education at The Alfred Centre for Professional Development. Each individual clinical area also offers inservice programs, providing further opportunities to enhance specialist clinical knowledge.
The La Trobe University/Alfred Clinical School offers opportunities to undertake Postgraduate studies.
Each tertiary institution calculates their scores differently. Please liaise with student administration for your institution if you need assistance.
Some examples and useful links to help you:
- RMIT University – GPA is calculated out of 4, further information can be found here
- LaTrobe University – calculate their scores out of 100
- Australian Catholic University – scores are calculated on a scale of 1 to 7, further information can be found here
- Monash University - WAM scores are calculated out of 100.