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As a large rural health service, RNH offers many opportunities to both commence and cultivate your career.

We are proud to support the development of our team and have seen many people enjoying a variety of positions in their time with RNH. Some examples of these success stories include:

One of our former Junior Environmental Service Assistants expanded their role to become a full-time member of the Environmental Services team. On completion of further studies, they are now a member of the Allied Health team, leading to being rewarded with long service leave in their twenties!

Another member of our team commenced with RNH in the kitchen as a valuable member of the Environmental Services team. They dedicated time to complete a TAFE course to transition to the role of an enrolled nurse, and is now at university completing a Bachelor of Nursing degree to become a registered nurse.

These are just some of our wonderful success stories, and yours could be the next…

Explore the broad range of career opportunities at RNH by clicking on the titles below and contact us by email if you would like more information.

Career Opportunities

Nursing Careers

Enrolled Nurses (ENs) provide a wide range of care, such as managing wounds, administering medications, assisting with personal hygiene.  ENs practice in a variety of settings, including acute care, aged care, district nurses, and as foot care nurses.

Enrolled Nurses complete a two-year Diploma of Nursing.  This course is currently being offered at no cost under the Free TAFE initiative:

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Registered Nurses (RNs) manage patient care and lead nursing teams.  RNs maintain a high level of knowledge and skill and can specialise in a variety of areas, including Diabetes Education, Infection Prevention & Control, Asthma Education, Movement Disorder Programs and Emergency Care.

Registered Nurses complete a three-year Bachelor of Nursing.  Scholarships are available to assist with the course fees:

Nurses can complete additional short courses to extend their scope of practice.  Registered nurses can complete further university courses in their chosen speciality.  Scholarships are often available to support continuing education:

In addition to the government support available, RNH supports team members in completing courses relating to their role.

Community Health

Our Community Health department promotes the health and wellbeing of our community. Our services are responsive to the needs of the community, ensuring quality, affordable and local services.

Allied Health Clinicians complete university degrees, such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Social Workers, Health Promotion Officers, Radiologists and Podiatrists.  Universities post details of these courses on their individual websites.

Allied Health Assistants support these professionals to deliver services. The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is currently being offered at no cost under the Free TAFE initiative:

Members of Community Health team run a Social Activity Program for people over 65 living at home. RNH offers on-the-job training for these roles.

Personal Care and Leisure & Lifestyle

Personal Care Workers support people with their activities of daily living in residential aged care facilities and in the community.  On-the-job training is available, leading to completion of a Certificate IV in Individual Support, that is currently being offered at no cost under Free TAFE initiative: Click for information on free courses

Leisure & Lifestyle team members provide individual and group activities to our residents.  On-the-job training can lead to completion of Certificate IV or Diploma in Leisure & Health: Cert IV Leisure & Health

Environmental Services

Environmental Services consist of Food, Cleaning and Laundry team members.

Food Service prepare and serve meals while maintaining a safe and clean working environment.  These skills are learned on-the-job.  A Certificate III in Hospitality can be completed that is currently being offered at no cost under Free TAFE initiative: Certificate III in Hospitality | GOTAFE

Cleaning and Laundry team members perform cleaning and laundry duties to provide a clean and welcoming environment for RNH residents and patients.  Training is provided on-the-job, and RNH provide opportunities for further education and upskilling.

Chef/Cooks are taught on-the-job about food safety, preparation, and cooking techniques as well as nutrition, sanitation, and kitchen management. A Certificate III or Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (Apprenticeship) can be completed, and this course is currently being offered at no cost under Free TAFE initiative: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery | GOTAFE

Juniors are part the RNH food services team and work after school hours, 7 days a week. The junior team members help with service of meals and general cleaning while interacting with residents and patients. Juniors can start working from age 15.

Gap Year Programs are run at RNH, which allows students wanting a year off before heading to University the opportunity to work and gain skills to further their job options in a range of fields.

Finance and Administration

Administration Support Officer support to all patients, visitors and members of the RNH team.

On-the-job training is provided, and traineeships in Certificate III of Business are available.

Health Information Services support our Acute ward with auditing and collation of medical records.  Comprehensive Medical Terminology courses and ongoing education is available.

Finance Team are responsible for monitoring and managing budgeting, financial planning, auditing and payroll. Certificate courses can be a starting point, leading to university degrees in various aspects of finance management.

People Culture & Safety

People, Culture & Safety oversee recruitment processes and maintaining healthy employee relations, ensuring that every member of RNH is valued and has the opportunity to grow professionally.  Traineeships in Certificate III are the starting point that can lead to university degrees in various aspects of human resource management: Australian HR Institute

FISH principles

Through the FISH! principles, Rural Northwest Health team members build stronger relationships with fellow team members, the residents and clients we serve, and the community to empower and improve their health. The FISH! Principles include four simple, interconnected practices:

Choose Your Attitude

Means taking responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Once you are aware that your choice impacts everyone around you, you can ask yourself, “Is my attitude helping my team or my clients? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?”

Be There

Means being emotionally present for people. It’s a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships.


Taps into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic, and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in “Let’s play with that idea!” It’s a mindset you can bring to everything you do.

Make Their Day

Is finding simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It’s about contributing to someone else’s life, not because you want something out of it, but because that’s the person you want to be.

Living in the Wimmera

Situated in western Victoria, the Wimmera Southern Mallee region is well known for its resilience, ‘can-do’ attitude, and relaxed way of life. Together with our beautiful natural assets, affordable housing, quality health care and education, and our strong community spirit, we really do have everything you need to thrive.

About the region

The population of the Wimmera Southern Mallee region is over 50,000. The main population centre is Horsham, with smaller populations residing in Warracknabeal, Hopetoun, Minyip, Murtoa, Nhill, Dimboola, Natimuk, Kaniva, Edenhope, Stawell, and St Arnaud. The Wimmera Southern Mallee region generally has a dry, hot climate in summer, with mild days and cool nights in winter.

Temperatures can be high during the day in summer, averaging around 30 degrees but sometimes reaching as high as 44 degrees. Generally, temperatures fall to under 10 degrees in the evening.

What's on offer

One of the great attractions of living in the Wimmera Southern Mallee region is the affordability and variety of housing. You can choose to live only a short walk from where you work, on a large lifestyle block on the edge of town or in your own rural dream.

Wimmera provides a range of education options from pre-school through to tertiary education. Kindergarten, childcare, and playgroups provide an opportunity for children to socialise before they reach school age. Four-year old kindergarten programs are available throughout the region and some locations also offer three-year old kindergarten. There are a range of government and independent schools with sizes and styles to suit all needs and abilities. These include primary, secondary, and P-12 schools with programs ranging from accelerated learning to additional or tailored support. Senior learning opportunities include VCE, VET, VCAL, and School Based Apprenticeships.

Residents of Wimmera Southern Mallee have access to quality health care services. Major towns have modern hospitals, as well as private medical practices and community health care centres. There is also a growing availability of complementary therapies.

Rural Lifestyle

Imagine your children or your pets running around in a large back yard. Imagine having room for a garden and a vegetable patch.

Importantly, imagine living only minutes away from your workplace, from schools and shops. Wimmera Southern Mallee residents have long enjoyed the benefits of a 5-minute commute to work. And those who live further away enjoy a beautifully scenic drive.

Participating in sport is a very popular activity in Wimmera Southern Mallee. Each community has a range of sports available, from football and netball through to tennis, cycling, volleyball, hockey, badminton, and running just to name a few.

Whether you are interested in group activities or solo adventures there is a lot to offer when it comes to getting out and active in the great outdoors. Bush walking, cycling, camping, fishing, and enjoying the many rivers and lakes are all within easy reach.

Your social calendar will never be empty with Wimmera Southern Mallee’s large selection of restaurants, productions, concerts, cinemas, and local festivals. The newly redeveloped Horsham Town Hall complex provides world-class performance, visual arts, and conferencing facilities and allows our community to enjoy the highest quality international, national, and locally-produced events.

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