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Graduate Programs

Our Graduate Programs provide a supportive environment in the transition from student to confident and competent independent practitioner. Our programs are flexible, allowing us to meet individual needs whilst providing the knowledge and experience to form the base of a successful and rewarding career.  We value our graduates as part of the Peninsula Health team.

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On this page:  
Graduate Nurse Programs
Graduate Mental Health Programs
Graduate Midwifery Programs
Graduate Allied Health Programs

Application Guidelines

Explore our Graduate Programs below: 

Graduate Nurse Programs


The Graduate Nurse Program is a 12-month program commencing annually in February. A small mid-year intake is also planned. Full time (including ADO) and part time positions are available. Graduates complete three, four-month clinical rotations. We offer rotations at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals, Golf Links Road and The Mornington Centre. Nurses in our graduate program submit preferences which enables us to build a program of rotations to suit individual career goals – possibilities include rehabilitation, acute wards, Critical Care, geriatric evaluation and management, perioperative services and more.

Graduate Nurse Program – Mental Health & Mixed Mental Health/General Nursing

The Mental Health Program offers new graduates the opportunity to develop the clinical and interpersonal skills to promote the wellbeing of individuals in the exciting field of mental health. Graduate Nurses are offered an initial one-year contract to facilitate completion of the first year of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health). Graduate Nurses will experience inpatient units within the first year and a community mental health clinical area or inpatient mental health or nursing clinical area (combined program) during the second year of the program (progression to second year is dependent on satisfactory completion of first year both academically and clinically).

Each Graduate Nurse will have the opportunity to participate in individual clinical supervision with experienced mental health clinicians and in-group reflective practice sessions to assist with professional growth through reflective practice.


Graduate Midwife Program – Midwifery only & Midwifery/Nursing Streams

The Graduate Midwife Program is a 12-month program structured to enable both single-degree Midwifery and double degree Midwifery/Nursing Graduates to consolidate their respective knowledge and skills. Graduates will rotate through all areas of the Women’s Health Unit, Women’s Services and Special Care Nursery. A three-month rotation within a general medical/surgical ward enables combined-stream graduates to consolidate their nursing knowledge and skills.


Graduate Allied Health Programs


Further Information

We are able to answer your queries via our email gnmp@phcn.vic.gov.au or by calling the following numbers: 

  • General Program: (03) 9784 7731
  • Midwifery Program: (03) 9784 8380
  • Mental Health Program: (03) 9784 7118