Graduate program – Nursing/Midwifery

Mercy Health offers a 52-week combined Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program at Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.

Graduate nurses and midwives are an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to develop our future nursing workforce. We welcome graduates to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive care to people in need.

Our Graduate Nurse and Midwifery Programs are designed to support graduates making the transition from study to registered nursing or midwifery, within a supportive and welcoming environment.

The program aims to promote educational opportunities to graduates as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, and debriefing sessions which are supported by the learning team, resource nurses, midwives and clinical educators.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be presented with a certificate of completion.

All graduates are contracted to work 64 hours (0.8 equivalent full time) a fortnight for a fixed term of 52 weeks, commencing in January-February 2018.

Five weeks of paid annual leave will be taken throughout the graduate year, as per the Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement.

Rotations offered may include:

Mercy Hospital for Women: Werribee Mercy Hospital:
Birthing services Birthing services
Postnatal/antenatal Postnatal/antenatal
Special care nursery Special care nursery
Gynaecology/oncology Emergency department

How to apply

Applicants must register with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria computer match, and rank Mercy Health in their preferences. For further information log on to:

All applications must include the following documents:

  • Mercy Health Application for Employment Form
  • letter of application stating preferred hospital location, areas of clinical interest, preferred rotations, rationale for choice and future career plans
  • curriculum vitae, relevant experience and clinical rotations
  • three referees (at least two need to be clinical referees) including their professional title, place of work and both email and phone contact details
  • certified copy of academic transcripts to date (including ‘key to results’)
  • two recent certified, acute clinical appraisals
  • a passport-size photograph.


Applications for all campuses must be forwarded to:

Ms Jody Hill, Graduate Program Lead
Werribee Mercy Hospital
300 Princes Highway
Werribee VIC 3030.

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 21 July 2017.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Please note: Successful applicants are required to provide a current police record check and working with children check prior to commencement.

Primary contact

Ms Jody Hill, Graduate Program Lead
Werribee Mercy Hospital
300 Princes Highway

Werribee Vic 3030.

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Graduate Information Sessions

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