Nursing and midwifery are exciting careers with a vast range of opportunities, both for the individual and for the health care system. The graduate roles increase capacity within the health system and contribute to the development of a sustainable Queensland nursing and midwifery workforce.
From large technologically advanced tertiary hospitals in our metropolitan and regional cities, to community health centres servicing rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, we offer exciting career pathways and employment opportunities for nurses and midwives.
Queensland Health is working to strengthen its nursing and midwifery workforce, and ensuring graduates have supported employment opportunities. Queensland Health encourages students to consider options outside south east Queensland to increase employment opportunities by making broad geographical preferences. Opportunities exist for graduates, extending to a wide range of clinical areas and geographical locations, including rural and remote health services. Some programs are ward-based, while others are rotations which may be through a number of wards in a single facility or in rural Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) that may cover a range of facilities.
2019 annual graduate recruitment
The annual Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Recruitment Campaign occurs in August each year.
The 2019 campaign will run from 30 July to 24 August 2018. You may wish to visit the Queensland Government Graduate Portal and ‘Register for email alerts’ to receive notifications of opening and closing dates of future graduate recruitments.
For graduates who applied in the previous recruitment campaign and are still available for offers, you are encouraged to reapply if you are within the eligibility period.
Who is eligible?
To apply to the Queensland Health 2019 graduate registered nurse and midwife recruitment via the Queensland Government Graduate Portal, you must:
- have completed your first university undergraduate nursing or midwifery course within the past TWO years – that is, between July 2016 and July 2018 – or be due to complete your course by February 2019.
- be eligible to apply for Nursing or Midwifery registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- meet the requirements of documentation and identity checks required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
- not have worked as a registered nurse or midwife for more than six months full time equivalent.
Before you apply
- Read the 2019 Graduate nurse and midwife recruitment prospectus (PDF 901 kB)
- Make sure you are eligible to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
- Ensure you have the documentation required for registration through NMBA.
- Update your resume to include all your clinical placements.
- Contact your referees and confirm they are willing to complete the Referee Report should you be selected for interview. These are available as either Referee Report Microsoft Word (DOC 770 kB) or Referee Report PDF (PDF 256 kB) documents.
- Research your preferred hospitals, and decide if your clinical preferences match your hospital preferences.
- Read the application tips for advice about your application.
- Complete the Graduate Summary
- Watch the 2018 Graduate Registered Nurses and Midwives Recruitment video
To ensure the safety and security of employees, Queensland Health requires a number of pre-employment checks, such as mandatory vaccinations and criminal history checks.
Graduate enrolled nurses and endorsed nurses are not eligible to apply. You will need to contact a HHS directly to apply for employment.
For any questions relating to the Queensland Health nursing and midwifery graduate program, please email ChiefNurse-Office@health.qld.gov.au