Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about Monash Health’s Graduate Program.

What is the difference between the Acute Care and Complex Care Nursing streams?

In the Acute Care stream graduates will be granted one rotation from selected preferences from a range of clinical area options including:

  • Acute Surgical
  • Acute Medical
  • Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care (includes Chemotheraphy Day Unit)
  • Gastrosciences
  • Rehabilitation and Residential Care
  • Vascular and Plastics
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosciences
  • Paediatrics
  • Newborn Services
  • Specialty Outpatients (includes Outpatients, Clinical Trials Centre and Infusion Centre/MTU)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Day Treatment Centre

Graduates in the Complex Care stream will be granted one rotation from selected preferences from a range of clinical area options including:

  • Cardiac
  • Peri-operative (adults and paediatric, including Theatres and DPU/DSU and endoscopy)
  • Emergency
  • Intensive Care (either adults, paediatrics or newborn)
  • Nephrology and Haemodialysis
  • Residential and Rehabilitation

Graduates may rotate to their preference area in either their first or second clinical rotation. For their other rotation, the graduate may be placed in any clinical area across Monash Health.

Can applicants in the August and PMCV APS Ineligible streams nominate specialty preference areas?

Yes. In the Monash Health Graduate Application template applicants for the August and PMCV APS Ineligible streams are able to nominate four preference areas from all specialties available at Monash Health. However, while we endeavour to accommodate preferences we are not able to guarantee rotations into preference areas for the August or PMCV APS Ineligible Program streams.

Does Monash Health offer a Paediatric Graduate Program stream?

Opportunities for paediatric rotations are offered within both the Acute Care, Complex Care and August streams.

Do I get to choose the Monash Health site where I undertake my rotations?

Graduates are able to rotate across all Monash Health sites. Applicants are given the opportunity to nominate site preferences in the Monash Health Graduate Application template. While we endeavor to accommodate, rotations to preference sites are not guaranteed.

I have never done a placement at Monash Health, will this affect my application?

No. Monash Health welcomes applications from all eligible candidates.

I am not finishing my degree until mid 2021. Should I wait until next year to apply for August 2021 graduate positions?

No. Applicants interested in commencing in August 2021 will be required to apply to the August Stream if eligible for 2020 PMCV APS or to the PMCV APS Ineligible August stream. Applications open Monday 13 July 2020.

Applicants will need to select the relevant August stream option on the first page of their Monash Health Graduate Application template and lodge their application in the relevant 2021 Graduate Program job advertisement.

Those applicants that are eligible to participate in PMCV APS also need to rank Monash Health Graduate Program – August stream as one of their four preferences.

Can I apply for more than one Monash Health Graduate Program stream?

Yes. If you are planning to rank multiple Monash Health Program general Nursing, Midwifery or Double Degree streams in PMCV APS, you only need to submit one application to the relevant Monash Health job advertisement. When submitting your application, please ensure that you have indicated all program streams that you are applying for by checking the relevant options provided in the Monash Health Graduate Application template. The only time you would submit two applications was if you wished to apply to both the Mental Health Nursing stream and the general Nursing Streams, as the Mental Health Nursing stream has a separate job advertisement and application.

I am still waiting for an updated transcript with results from Semester 1, 2020. Can I submit it after applications close?

Yes, as you must submit your application prior to the closing date. We advise you to submit a copy of the most recent transcript that you have available. Once you receive your up to date transcript you can e-mail this to us at

I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply for the Monash Health Graduate Program?

Yes. Applicants who are ineligible to participate in PMCV APS can apply for Graduate positions through the PMCV APS Ineligible Nursing, Midwifery or Double Degree streams. There are two intakes available: February 2021 and August 2021.

My placements have been delayed/cancelled due to COVID-19 and I only have second year clinical appraisals and/or a community placement appraisal available. Can I use these in my application?

Yes, if you only have second year appraisals or a community appraisal available, you can use these to ensure that you submit a complete application with two appraisals by the job advertisement closing date. When your third year appraisal becomes available, you will need to submit it to so that it can be added to your application.

Do I need to have my clinical appraisals certified before submitting them with my application?

No. Monash Health accepts scanned copies of paper clinical appraisals or pdf copies of digital appraisals. They must be true, exact copies of the originals.

Would I have the option to complete an Honours program during my graduate year?

Yes. We encourage our graduates to grow their career and further their knowledge by undertaking an Honours program if they wish to do so.

The dropdown boxes/fillable fields in the Monash Health Application Template are not working for me. What can I do?

If you are completing the Monash Health Graduate Application Template on an older Apple computer/device, your software may not support the use of the dropdown boxes/fillable fields in the document. If you do not have access to a PC with Windows, applicants are able to delete the dropdown menu field and manually enter their selections.

Do you offer support to Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program applicants?

Yes. Monash Health offers a pathway and dedicated support for Aboriginal Nurses and Midwives. Applicants must still register through PMCV APS and submit an application to the Graduate Program job advertisements via Monash Health eRecruit system.

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