Learn about how to apply for the Monash Health Graduate Program.

Applications for 2023 first round recruitment are now closed.

Applications for 2022 Graduate Program Supported New Starter Registered Nurse/Midwife are still open. For full position description and to apply, visit Monash Health Mercury eRecruit job ad number 53445.

Applying for the Monash Health Graduate Program

To be considered for the 2023 Monash Health Graduate Program applicants must:

  1. Register with Post Graduate Medical Counsel of Victoria (PMCV) Allocations and Placement Service (APS) and rank their preferred Monash Health Program streams if eligible to do so.
  2. Create an account/login on the Monash Health Mercury website and submit an application to the relevant job advertisement prior to the closing date. If you are a current Monash Health employee you must submit your application through the Mercury website using your Monash Health employee account.

Before you start your application

Please note that the Monash Health Graduate Program application process has been streamlined to support candidates to submit strong applications that give them the best chance of success. Before commencing your application, please read the Monash Health 2023 Graduate Program Digital Application Guidelines carefully and follow the instructions.

Job advertisements for all 2023 Graduate Program positions open Monday 6 June 2022 on the Monash Health Mercury website. For more information about the Graduate job advertisements, please refer to the sections below.

Application Process

To ensure your Monash Health Graduate Program application is submitted correctly, please complete the following steps in order:

  1. Go to the Monash Health 2023 Graduate Program Digital Application Form, complete and download a PDF copy of your completed form. This form takes place of a personalised CV and cover letter and includes two short answer selection criteria questions. For more information on preparing to complete the form, please refer to the section below.
  2. Obtain a recent copy of your Academic Transcript, including the grading key page
  3. Have a current Working with Children’s check card (can be Volunteer or Employee for the purposes of application)
  4. Ensure you have a PDF copy of your Medicare Immunisation History Statement showing three doses of COVID 19 vaccine (refer to application guidelines)
  5. Collate these documents and submit them to the relevant Graduate Program job advertisement via Monash Health Mercury eRecruit (A list of the 2023 Graduate Program Job Advertisements can be found below)
  6. Ensure that you have included the Monash Health stream/s that you have applied for in your PMCV preference list (if participating in PMCV APS)

Your application will not be considered unless all five steps are completed and all documents submitted as part of your application in Mercury eRecruit. Please note that documents do not need to be certified. Any scanned documentation submitted with your application must be a true and exact copy of the original.

Applying for Multiple Streams

Applicants may apply to multiple streams. If your multiple stream selection includes the Monash Children’s Hospital Stream, submit your application to both the Monash Children’s Hospital Stream job advertisement and the General Nursing job advertisement. Please answer the Paediatric and Neonatal Stream short answer question only and lodge the same application to both adverts.

Each stream option that you apply for will take up a spot in your PMCV preference list. For example, if you wish to apply for both the General Nursing Summer and General Nursing Autumn streams, these will take up two of the four spots in your PMCV preference list.

Please ensure you have clearly indicated the stream/s you are applying for in your 2023 Monash Health Graduate Program Digital Application Form.

Clinical References

In the Clinical Referee section of the Application Form, please provide details of two (2) primary references, from your most recent clinical placements if possible.

We also strongly encourage you to provide details of two (2) alternative references that we can contact if your primary referees are unavailable. Ideally, referees should be someone who has worked directly with you in the clinical setting (i.e. Clinical Nurse/Midwifery Educator/ Facilitator, preceptor or senior nurse/midwife) and should be aware that you are using them as a referee for your Graduate Program application. Please ensure that you have the correct email address for each referee.

Applicants who have worked as Registered Undergraduate Student of Nursing or Midwifery (RUSON/RUSOM) may also nominate clinical supervisors (i.e. Unit Managers, Associate Unit Managers) from their RUSON/RUSOM employment as one of their referees.

Applicants may also choose to submit the names of non-clinical referees (i.e. retail or food service job supervisor) if they are unable to obtain a second reference from a clinical placement or RUSON/RUSOM employment. However, due to the clinical nature of the reference questions, non-clinical referees should only be used as a last option.

We appreciate that due to placement disruptions caused by COVID-19, some candidates may have difficulty nominating a third or fourth referee prior to application closing dates. Those candidates should record their two primary references on their Monash Health Digital Application Form and can submit two alternative clinical referees later in the recruitment process via email to graduaterecruitment@monashhealth.org if they become available.

Mental Health Nursing Stream Application Process

Please note that the Mental Health Nursing Stream has a separate application process from the other Graduate Program streams. For more information, please refer to the Mental Health Nursing 2023 Graduate Program Application Guidelines.

When applying to the Mental Health Nursing Graduate Program stream job advertisement through the Monash Health Mercury website, you must upload and attach the following documents with your submission:

  1. Mental Health 2023 Graduate Program Application Form
  2. A cover letter for the Mental Health Nursing Stream (required for the mental health stream only)
  3. Academic Transcript, including a grading key page
  4. Two clinical appraisals, including a mental health appraisal if available (required for the mental health stream only)

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Preparing the Graduate Program Digital Application Form

Before accessing the website to complete your Monash Health Graduate Program Digital Application Form, ensure you have the following information prepared ready to enter:

  • Correct full name, email address and phone number for each of your clinical referees
  • Details of your clinical placements, prepared in a list that outlines the month and year, length of placement, facility, ward name and ward type for each placement. Ensure each placement is separated by a semi colon. For example: May – June 2019 2 weeks Monash Medical Centre ED; September 2019 2 weeks Monash Medical Centre Ward 42 Medical Ward; October – November 2020 4 weeks Peninsula Health Ward 1 Medical Ward; Etc.
  • Have your Working with Children’s Card and PMCV candidate ID number (if applicable) at hand as you will need to enter these details

Selection Criteria Questions

Prepare answers for your Part A and Part B short answer questions in a Word document, ready to cut and paste into the Digital Application Form. The questions are as follows, with a maximum of 250 words allowed for each answer:

Selection Criteria Short Answer Question A (Stream Specific): Select a question depending on which stream you are applying for. If you are applying to multiple streams, answer the question you feel is most relevant to your application.

  • General Nursing Stream question: What two areas of nursing are you most interested in and why do you wish to pursue a career in these areas?
  • Midwifery and Double Degree Stream question: Monash Health Midwifery and Double Degree Graduates may rotate to Dandenong, Casey or Clayton. Which is your preferred site and what would you bring to the maternity team at that site?
  • Paediatric and Neonatal Stream: Why did you choose to apply for the Paediatric and Neonatal Stream and what paediatric/newborn areas are you most interested in? 

Selection Criteria Short Answer Question B (All applicants): All applicants must answer this question.

  • What is the most valuable thing you have learnt during your clinical placements?

2023 Graduate Program job advertisements on Monash Health Mercury eRecruit

Applications for 2023 first round recruitment are now closed.

2023 Graduate Program job advertisements on Monash Health Mercury eRecruit

2023 Graduate Program job advertisements will be open on Monash Health Mercury eRecruit from Monday 6 June 2022 to Friday 8 July 2022.

Advert #Advert NameWho should apply to this advert?
528792023 Monash Health Graduate Program – General Nursing Summer, Autumn and Winter Streams

Candidates participating in PMCV APS who have ranked and wish to apply for one or more of following streams:

  • General Nursing Summer Stream
  • General Nursing Autumn Stream
  • General Nursing Winter Stream
528822023 Monash Health Graduate Program – Midwifery & Double Degree Summer and Winter Streams

Candidates participating in PMCV APS who have ranked and wish to apply for one or more of following streams:

  • Midwifery Summer Stream
  • Midwifery Winter Stream
  • Double Degree Summer Stream
  • Double Degree Winter Stream
528802023 Monash Health Graduate Program – Paediatric and Neonatal Nursing StreamCandidates participating in PMCV APS who have ranked and wish to apply for the Paediatric and Neonatal Nursing Stream.
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2023 Monash Health Graduate Program – Mental Health Nursing StreamBoth candidates participating in PMCV APS and those who are ineligible for PMCV and wish to apply for the Mental Health Nursing Stream.
528782023 Monash Health Graduate Program – PMCV Ineligible Nursing, Midwifery and Double Degree StreamNursing, Midwifery and Double Degree Nursing/Midwifery candidates are ineligible to participate in PMCV APS and wish to apply to the Monash Health Graduate Program commencing in 2023.

Graduate Recruitment Process and Successful Offers

Monash Health’s selection of graduate applicants is based assessment of:

  • Academic results
  • Monash Health Graduate Application Form and Short Answer Selection Criteria Questions
  • Referee feedback
  • Interview outcomes

Interviews

Video interviews collected through PMCV from Monday 18 July – Wednesday 20 July 2022 will be utilised by Monash Health for 2023 Graduate Program recruitment (excluding Mental Health Nursing Stream applicants). PMCV Ineligible applicants who are short listed for interview will receive a video interview link directly from Monash Health from July 2022 onwards.

Successful Applicants

Offers of employment will be released in line with PMCV APS from Monday 3 October 2022 onwards. All offers are made subject to the applicant successfully completing all requirements of their Nursing/Midwifery degree and being eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Monash Health will contact successful candidates for all streams after PMCV match results have been released by email to provide further information regarding on-boarding.

Commencement Requirements

Successful commencement in the Graduate Program is subject to:

  • Satisfactory police check (Fit2Work)
  • Confirmed registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife
  • Submission of a valid Employee Working with Children’s Check Card
  • Evidence of immunisations as required by Monash Health policy and procedure including three doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Ability to pass a Fit Test, with adequate seal on an N95 mask
  • Ability to fulfil all position requirements including working a minimum of 0.84EFT (64 hours per fortnight) on a rotating roster from Monday – Sunday
  • Evidence of a valid Visa allowing full working rights with no restrictions (if not an Australian citizen or permanent resident)

Successful applicants that do not meet these requirements by the clinical commencement date may have their offer of Graduate employment withdrawn.

Contact Us

For more information about the Monash Health Graduate Program, please contact the Graduate Program team or the Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator, Shelley Black.

General Nursing, Midwifery and Double Degree Enquiries
Phone: 03 9594 7779
Email: graduaterecruitment@monashhealth.org

Mental Health Nursing Enquiries
Phone: 03 9792 7587
Email: PRECEPTEducation@monashhealth.org