We welcome graduates to join our team in providing compassionate and responsive care to people experiencing mental illness.

The Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program is an integral part of Mercy Mental Health’s commitment to developing our future mental health workforce.

Our Graduate Mental Health Program is designed to support graduates making the transition from student to Registered Nurse within a supportive and welcoming environment.

The program offers 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, a strong clinical supervision component and competency-based skill development requirements. The program is supported by the Mercy Mental Health education team.

Successful completion of the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program provides Registered Nurses with credit points towards a Gradate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing.

Graduates are contracted to work 0.8 EFT for 52 weeks, commencing in January or February 2019.

The program offers two six-month rotations in either an acute or community clinical setting

Clinical rotations offered may include:

  • Mental health inpatient units (Werribee or Footscray)
  • Community Care Units

Entry requirements

  • Registered Nurses must be registered with AHPRA, with current eligibility to practice.
  • Valid Police Record Check if successful
  • Current Working With Children Check


Shift expectations

Graduate nurses work on a rotating roster (morning, afternoon and night shift) with a minimum 32 hours a week.

How to apply

For the Graduate Nurse Program, undertake the computer match.

The graduate allied health program is advertised on Seek.


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Last reviewed June 5, 2019.