Mercy Health offers a clinical placement model for registered nurses enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. Positions are available at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital. Mercy Health works collaboratively with La Trobe University to ensure the best possible learning opportunities during the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students are an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to developing our future midwifery workforce. We welcome midwifery students to join our team in providing compassionate and responsive care to people in need. The clinical placement model of the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery is designed to facilitate learning within a supportive and welcoming environment, providing opportunities for student midwives to develop their clinical skills whilst meeting the requirements for registration as a midwife.

Places are subject to acceptance by Mercy Health and La Trobe University.

Program outline:

  • 12 month duration
  • Commences in February 2024
  • Three shifts per week – 0.6 EFT


Theoretical component:

  • Please contact La Trobe University via their website.

Clinical component:

  • Allocated as per requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and La Trobe University
  • Shifts occur around university time requirements for lectures and exams
  • Student will be rostered to all shifts including weekends and night duty
  • Clinical areas include Antenatal, Birthing, Postnatal and Neonatal Services

Student support:

  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Daily clinical support, guidance and mentoring provided by expert clinical support midwives, clinical support nurses and clinical midwife educators
  • Support to undertake midwifery skills and midwifery standards assessments
  • Weekly debrief

Information session:

Monday 24 July 2023

4-5pm (via Zoom)

To book, email your expression of interest to

You will receive a link for the information session.

How to apply

Prior to applying, applicants should ensure they have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Met the university entrance requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
  • Minimum one year recent acute clinical nursing experience
  • Applied for enrolment in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at La Trobe University

Applications open in August 2023.

Applicants may apply via the Mercy Health careers website along with the supporting documents listed below:

  • Letter of application which details a clear rationale for applying to Mercy Hospital for Women or Werribee Mercy Hospital, the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery, and confirms your application to La Trobe University
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two professional referees including name, phone number and email

Affiliated education institution

["Latrobe University"]


Clinical Placement Coordinator - Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital

  • Phone numbers:

    Natalie Blinman
    03 8458 4941

  • Email address:
  • About:

    You must apply to both the university of your choice and Mercy Health. When applying via the Mercy Health careers website please also specify which university you are applying to.

Last reviewed April 8, 2018.