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Nurse/ Midwife Graduate program FAQs

How do I improve my chances of being selected onto the graduate program?

Ensure that you read the QH Graduate Prospectus.

Ensure that you complete all of the requested information on the graduate portal application process and upload onto the Graduate portal by the due date.

Ensure you have researched your Hospital and Health Service (HHS) preferences to ensure that you are confident of your choices.

Will the SCHHS accept late applications or alterations to submitted applications?

No. The SCHHS is committed to supporting the OCNMO graduate nurse and midwife prospectus and will not accept late applications or alterations to submitted applications.

Do I have to attend a face to face interview?

The SCHHS requires all applicants offered an interview to attend a face to face interview which is scheduled for the 3rd week of September 2020.

Who should I ask to complete my Referee report?

Please submit 2 professional referee reports completed by someone from within the Nursing or midwifery profession and at least one from a past clinical placement within your undergraduate program (please refer to the SCHHS Graduate Nurse/Midwife referee report).

What documentation am I required to bring to interview?

Bring proof of identity to the interview. Your reference reports are not required at this stage

What documentation am I required to submit if successful at interview?

Successful applicants will be asked to attend a pre recruitment day in November 2020 to submit the following documentation:

  • Proof of qualification: Certificate of degree and official Academic Transcript
  • AHPRA registration: Pease ensure that you submit an early application to AHPRA
  • Evidence of Vaccination for Preventable Diseases (VPD)
  • HR recruitment forms which will be sent to you on acceptance of offer.

No photographs will be accepted of your certified documentation as these will not be approved by HR/recruitment.

Will I have to do night duty?

Night duty, shift work and weekend work is an expectation during the program.

I have not completed a clinical placement with you - will this affect my application?

Applications are welcome from all universities within Queensland, even if you have not had a placement within the SCHHS.

Do I get to nominate which clinical areas I go to as part of the graduate program?

Clinical preferences submitted on your graduate program application will be considered and all endeavours will be made to accommodate your preference however allocations will meet the organisational need and you may not get your preference.

All final decisions on recruitment outcomes and areas of clinical placements are not able to be negotiated.

What options are available at the end of my graduate program?

Upon completion of the program you will have the opportunity to apply for work in a variety of clinical areas or alternatively apply for a variety of 2nd year graduate programs within the SCHHS

Currently the SCHHS offers 2nd year graduate programs within the following units:

  • Cancer Care Services
  • Renal Services
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Gympie Hospital Rural Rotation
Last updated: 14 April 2020


For more information please contact:

Nurse Educator | Graduate and professional Programs
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Email: scnurseeducatorgraduateprograms