Recruitment and opportunities

Here you can find recruitment information for nursing and midwifery graduate programs in regional Western Australia.

Graduate recruitment

Recruitment for all 1st year graduate RN, EN & midwifery programs within the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is via GradConnect the WA Department of Health's centralised graduate recruitment website.

When does recruitment occur?

This takes place twice a year in July and March. Applications are only open for a short time.

Graduate Enrolled Nursing (EN)

Recruitment usually occurs in March and July each year, for programs commencing in the next 6 months.

Graduate Registered Nursing (RN)

Recruitment usually occurs in July each year for all Graduate RN programs for the following calendar year. Recruitment for any remaining vacancies (if relevant) occurs in March each year.
Graduate Midwifery (RM)

Recruitment usually occurs in March and July each year, for programs commencing in the next 6 months.

For further information and details on how to apply, visit GradConnect

Interstate, non-australian resident and overseas applications

As recruitment of graduates into all WA public hospitals (including Western Australia Country Health Service {WACHS} sites) occurs via the centralised online recruitment process, eligibility criteria for WACHS programs follows the same guidelines as listed on GradConnect.

Information regarding eligibility and the applications process from New Zealand citizens and other non-Australian citizens or permanent residents will be listed on the Graduate nursing and midwifery website. Eligibility varies over time depending upon demand for positions, and Australian immigration and employment sponsorship regulations.

General information about eligibility requirements for working in Australia can be obtained from the WA Health Nursing and Midwifery website. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia can provide information on obtaining Australian registration.

Midwifery graduate information

Consolidating midwifery practice is the primary focus of the midwifery graduate programs and all efforts are made to provide continuous midwifery practice.

Applications from single certified midwives are welcomed at WACHS sites, and many of our graduates have midwife only registration. If a midwife does have dual registration as an RN however, they may occasionally be required to work across their scope of both nursing and midwifery practice if there there is low midwifery activity.


Mental Health Graduate Program

WACHS participates in the WA Statewide Mental Health Graduate Program as part of the "Roaming Program"

Albany, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie and Broome are rural rotational sites for graduates who are interested in a rural mental health experience. Applications occur through GradConnect as part of the above program.

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Please note - whilst all information is provided in good faith and endeavours are made to minimise the impact on graduates, due to the constantly changing nature of healthcare, graduate program components are occasionally subject to change (including numbers, rotations, access to postgraduate opportunities and other aspects).