AWH Graduate Nurse Program:

AWH Graduate Nurse Program provides support and guidance to you as a beginning practitioner in a stimulating and safe environment.

Our aim is to:

  • Develop clinical competence, confidence and skills while being supported by clinical educators, preceptors and transition to practice facilitators.  
  • Promotion of ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Provide adequate exposure and experience across a variety of clinical areas allowing career options
  • Creation of an environment that allows reflective practice and application of lifelong learning strategies. 

Intake dates:

  • February
  • May 


12 Months

Each graduate will:

  • Work across both Albury and Wodonga campuses
  • Be allocated 4 weeks annual leave within the program
  • Receive comprehensive orientation to the organisation and clinical areas
  • Receive educational and staff support in all areas, including dedicated graduate support from the Transition to Practice team and clinical educators.
  • Have access to a broad range of education including an E-learning portal
  • Undertake staff appraisals and receive regular feedback
  • Work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Be offered 12-month AWH contract post Graduate program completion. 

Additional AWH Staff Benefits

  • Staff support services
  • Salary packaging

    Please note: As AWH is a Victorian hospital, graduates will become Victorian employees

Clinical Rotations:

AWH Graduate Nursing Program offers a variety of rotations across both Albury and Wodonga campus.

There are a limited number of 6-month clinical rotations, which include:

  • Paediatrics
  • Midwifery
  • Theatre
  • Emergency

The remaining rotations are of either 3 or 4 months duration:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical
  • Medical
  • Day Procedure Unit
  • Mental Health
  • District Nursing Service
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Close Observation Unit (COU)
  • Cardiac Cath Lab

At interview, you will be asked to provide a list of 4 preference areas. Every effort is made to provide a rotation to one of these areas.

How to Apply

Candidates must meet the following mandatory criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • AHPRA registration prior to commencement
  • Completion of the undergraduate course within the previous 12 months
  • Not currently in a graduate program
  • Registered with the Allocation and Placement Service

Entry to the Graduate Program is via the Victorian Graduate Nurse / Midwifery Program (GNMP) Match. You must register with the GNMP Match prior to submitting your application. To access these services, go to will not be considered unless they participate in this system.

Applications will be accepted via our unique online recruitment program PRESTO. Within PRESTO you can download the application along with comprehensive 'how to apply' guidelines. 

The following documents are required in your online application:

  • Cover letter: Maximum 1 page
  • Resume: Maximum 2 pages
  • 2 summative (final) clinical appraisals with Educator comments (formative appraisals are not required)
  • Academic Transcript
  • 2 professional referees (contact details to include phone number and email address)

Applications close 9th July and interviews will be conducted in August, 2021