Graduate Nurse Program

Rural Northwest Health is a multi-campus health service, including Warracknabeal, Beulah and Hopetoun. Our two Clinical Support Nurses all understand students learning needs. Preceptors are all very experienced Division 1 nurses who are enthusiastic in supporting students and sharing their knowledge.

Our Graduate Nurse program offers a diverse range of rural experience. We ensure our graduate nurses gain experience in every aspect of nursing available to aid in the transition from student to novice practitioner.

  • Part-time employment (0.8 EFT)
  • Aged Care specialty
  • Extensive orientation week
  • Supernumerary shifts on each rotation
  • Professional development allocation above minimum GNP requirements
  • Combined GNP study days
  • Regular debriefing/clinical update sessions
  • On-campus accommodation

Our Graduate Nurses are vital members of our health care team.

Medical/Surgical experience is gained through a one month placement at Ballarat Health Services from mid-way through the year. This includes:

  • Orientation to clinical area – orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology
  • Supernumerary shifts
  • Clinical Support Nurse during the rotation
  • Assistance finding accommodation if needed

Rural Northwest Health now offers a Mid Year intake of two graduate nurses – one at Hopetoun campus and an aged care specialty position at Warracknabeal.

Current Employment Vacancies


Full time (Warracknabeal and Hopetoun Campuses)

The podiatrist is responsible for the provision of podiatry services to community members, clients and inpatients at Rural Northwest Health.

Key Selection Criteria:

– Bachelor of Podiatry or …

Enrolled Nurses (Hopetoun)

Full-time/ Part-time/ Casual

Experience in Aged Care, Acute and Urgent Care desirable

Opportunities currently exist for passionate nurse to join our innovative and committed team at the Hopetoun Campus.

Our preferred EN …

Enrolled Nurses/Personal Care Workers

Yarriambiack Lodge- Warracknabeal

Part-time postions available

Aged Care experience preferred

Opportunities currently exist for enthusiastic nurses and personal care workers with a passion for Aged Care to join our innovative and committed team.

Our …