Nursing and midwifery are careers with a vast range of opportunities, both for the individual and for the health care system. There are now more employment opportunities available for graduate nurses and midwives with Queensland Health providing offers of up to 4000 places to suitably qualified nursing and midwifery graduates, until 2019.
These additional roles will increase capacity within the health system and contribute to the development of a sustainable Queensland nursing and midwifery workforce.
Graduate opportunities extend 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.
The Queensland Health 2017 graduate nurse and midwife recruitment will run from 1 to 29 August 2016. You may visit the Queensland Government Graduate Portal and ‘Register for email alerts’ to receive notifications of opening and closing dates of future graduate recruitments.
For those who applied in the previous recruitment campaigns and are still available for offers, you are encouraged to reapply as long as you are within the eligibility period (refer to "Who is eligible" below).
To apply to the Queensland Health 2017 graduate registered nurse and midwife recruitment via the Queensland Government Graduate Portal, you must:
Graduate enrolled nurses and endorsed nurses are not eligible to apply. You will need to contact a HHS directly to apply for employment.
Make sure you are eligible to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
When the graduate recruitment opens on 1 August 2016, applications are submitted via the Queensland Government Graduate Portal under ‘Register your interest’. Please note: new applicants must register for an account before commencing their application. All HHSs in Queensland are available for selection in your one application. Recruiters at the HHSs you list as preferences will review your application.
Please note that only ONE application will be accepted by the portal from the same individual. For graduates who submitted more than one application, the portal will only accept the first application and remove any subsequent submissions.
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.
Should you experience problems in downloading the Word documents: Referee report or the Cover letter (under section "Before you apply", dot points 3 and 6), please try using a different browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.
For any questions relating to the Queensland Health nursing and midwifery graduate program, please email ChiefNurse-Office@health.qld.gov.au
To follow up on your application, please contact the HHSs listed as preferences on your application.