Albury Wodonga Health

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Albury Hospital (02) 6058 4444
Wodonga Hospital (02) 6051 7111

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Graduate Nurse Programs

Graduate Nurse Programs

The Albury Wodonga Health Graduate Programs are very well supported and provide a friendly environment for graduate nurses in their transition to the role of Registered Nurse. The programs promote quality patient care and professional excellence for the new graduates

AWH Graduate Program (General Stream):

AWH hosts two graduate programs per year, commencing in February and May, with a combined total of 21 graduates

Successful graduates will work on each campus (Albury and Wodonga), where they will be exposed to a variety of clinical experiences.

Available rotations include:

Surgical / Medical / Rehabilitation / Day Surgery / Emergency / Operating Suite / Paediatrics / Maternity / Health Care at Home / ICU and Mental Health

Key components of this program include:

  • A comprehensive orientation program to the Health Service and its clinical areas
  • All graduate positions are .8EFT
  • Mandatory, generic and ward based competency programs and training
  • Access to an E-learning portal
  • Rotations to diverse clinical areas across two campuses
  • 4¬†graduate study days
  • Simulation labs to practice clinical skills
  • Access to Clinical Educators in each clinical area
  • Regular performance reviews at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months
  • Regular feedback¬†regarding performance as well as¬†strategies for improvement
  • Regular debriefing sessions
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Salary packaging options

Please note: As AWH is a Victorian hospital, all graduates are Victorian employees

Entry to the AWH Graduate Nurse Program:

Application to the AWH Graduate Program is according to the Victorian Nursing Computer Match guidelines -  applicants will NOT be considered unless they participate via this system.

2020 AWH graduate program. See below for details:

 AWH 2020 GNP Information


An AWH Graduate Programs information session will be conducted on June 5th. See below for details:

 AWH 2020 GNP Information Session

More information required?

Please contact Sue Scheetz (Graduate & Undergraduate Programs Co-ordinator) via email -


AWH Graduate Program (Mental Health):

This program offers the graduate 12 months of clinical skill building in the Mental Health sector, where you will be given the opportunity to gain mental health nursing experience within a supported environment. This structured program promotes a variety of educational opportunities to graduates as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills and offers comprehensive orientation, professional development days and debriefing sessions. This is supported by the Mental Health Practise Development Unit, resource nurses and clinical educators. Prior to the commencement of the mental health graduate program, candidates will be expected to enrol in an appropriate post graduate mental health nursing qualification. Assistance will be provided in selecting the most appropriate qualification from a list of higher education providers

Successful applicants will work across the Albury and Wangaratta campuses gaining exposure to a variety of mental health  clinical experiences in our acute inpatient units.

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Victorian Public Mental Health Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2016-2020.

Requirements for entry to the AWH Graduate Nurse Program ‚Äď Mental Health:

  • AHPRA registration prior to program commencement
  • Completion of the undergraduate course
  • Not currently in a graduate program
  • Registered with Computer Match¬†

Entry to the AWH Graduate Program is according to the Victorian Nursing Computer Match guidelines 

The Computer Match process commences June 11th 2019, with the applicant entering their priority list online. Electronic applications for the mental health graduate program will be received by AWH between June 20th and July 19th, 2019

Apply now:

AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Go to 'Apply now' (at bottom of page) to complete the application form - ensuring you select Mental Health. Please ensure each selection criteria is addressed. Also ensure you attach a copy of your resume (including the name and contact details of 2 professional referees, preferably from the Mental Health sector). Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached, however this is limited to 5 documents of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

If you encounter problems or wish to provide feedback re this process, do so via e-mail to Please note this address is for enquiries only and applications cannot be submitted via this email.

More Information Required?

Please contact John Plate - Graduate & Undergraduate Programs Coordinator (Mental Health) or 0427 826 175.


 AWH Graduate Program (Midwifery / General Nursing):

 AWH hosts 1 double degree graduate program annually, commencing in February, with an intake up to 5 graduates. Successful applicants will work at the Wodonga Campus, where they will be exposed to a variety of clinical rotations.

Rotations include:

Special Care Nursery; Birth Suite; Antenatal / Postnatal; Domiciliary; Booking Clinic; Midwife Care Program and the Women's Surgical Unit

  • Key components of this program include:
  • A comprehensive orientaion to the Health Service and its clinical areas
  • Access to an e-learning portal
  • Rotations to diverse clinical areas
  • Access to clinical Educators
  • Regular performance reviews at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months
  • Fortnightly debriefing sessions
  • 4 graduate study days
  • A .8EFT (4 days per week) graduate position
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Salary Packaging options


Application is according to the Victorian Computer Match guidelines - applicants will not be accepted unless they participate via this system.


More information required?

Please contact Clare Kendall (Graduate Midwifery Facilitator) via email  or phone 02 60517 239



Last updated: 13-06-2019