AWH Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program

AWH Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program will provide a supportive learning environment to guide you as you transition from student to novice clinician. At AWH we take pride in providing ‘the Best of Health’ to our community, and supporting the professional development and career aspirations of graduate nurses.

Our Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program Offers:

  • A supportive, team environment
  • Rotations through our adult acute inpatient units and community teams
  • Regular individual and group clinical supervision
  • Dedicated educational support from skilled clinicians, Clinical Nurse Educators and AWH Clinical Education Team


  • A 2 year contract starting in February
  • Part time employment (0.8 EFT) to allow for work life balance
  • Paid study days throughout the year
  • Completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (through our partnership with La Trobe University)
  • Structured Post Graduate Mental Health Nursing Career Pathway
  • Annual leave entitlements

Additional AWH Staff Benefits

  • Employee Assistance & Wellbeing Programs
  • Salary packaging

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 PMCV Allocation & Placement Service

You can register online by visiting  
Applicants 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 including 1 from a Mental Health Placement
  • Academic Transcript
  • 2 professional referees (contact details to include phone number and email address)