GradConnect applications have now closed 

GradConnect enables newly qualified enrolled nurses, registered nurses and midwives access to a wide choice of employment opportunities, through graduate (or transition to practice) programs.

These paid programs enable exposure to a variety of clinical settings, while consolidating theoretical learning and the development of critical clinical skills and judgement.

Using just one application, newly qualified nurses and midwives can apply for employment opportunities in all participating public, private and aged care health providers in Western Australia.

When preparing to apply, the GradConnect handbook (PDF 4MB) should be used as a guide. It provides essential information, such as selection criteria (PDF 4MB), key dates (PDF 4MB), and program intakes (PDF 4MB), including steps and tips to help submit your application successfully.

What do graduate nursing programs offer?

Participating in a graduate program is a way to kickstart your career in a supportive environment. It gives you the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a paid program offering hands on experience and exposure.
  • Gain experience in a wide range of clinical settings.
  • Consolidate your theoretical learning, while developing critical clinical skills and judgement.
Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible for a position via GradConnect you must:

1. Be eligible for registration as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse and/or midwife with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) (external site)

2. Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident OR an Australian temporary resident with a valid visa and full-working rights for the duration of the graduate program.

3. Have completed nursing and/or midwifery studies after 01 January 2023. Preference will be given to those who completed their studies in Australia.

4. Previously not have participated in a graduate nursing or midwifery program in the stream the applicant is applying for.

  • Registered nurses, who have previously undertaken an enrolled nurse or a midwifery graduate program, are eligible to apply for a registered nurse graduate program.
  • Graduate midwives, who have previously undertaken an enrolled nurse or a registered nurse graduate program, are eligible to apply for a midwifery graduate program.
Where will I be placed?

Graduate programs offered via GradConnect include:

  • all WA public health services
  • St John of God Health Care (SJOG)
  • aged-care providers including Brightwater, RAAFA and Yaandina Community Services Limited.
Aboriginal applicants

We are committed to providing a culturally inclusive and safe workplace, and Aboriginal people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applying for a graduate position through GradConnect is an excellent opportunity for Aboriginal graduates. It can give you the start you need for your future career in the nursing and or midwifery profession and enhance your transition into clinical practice.

Candidate Support

Candidate support for Aboriginal applicants applying for a graduate position through GradConnect is available. To access this, register for the Aboriginal candidate support information (external site) and the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office – GradConnect team will be in touch.

Assistance with your application are also available by contacting:

More information

Applications submitted via GradConnect are centrally coordinated by the WA Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office.


Last reviewed: 09-04-2024
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