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Reference Number 18981
Position Title 2023 Mental Health Graduate Support Program
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Division Epworth Rehabilitation & Mental Health
Location Camberwell
Award Classification Epworth HealthCare Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 - Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife Grade 2 Year 1
Hours 30
Position Summary
  • Structured 12-month program with 2 x 6-month mental health rotations
  • Credit towards post graduate study in mental health
  • Part-time – 4 days / week
  • Located at Epworth Clinic in Camberwell, close to public transport


About Rehabilitation and Mental Health

Epworth’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health services are some of the most progressive of their kind in Australia. Our clinical approach involves individualised treatment and collaborative team decision-making to achieve outstanding outcomes for patients.

A multi-tiered approach to your support sees you have access to ward-based Educators, Preceptors and Clinical Specialists who will be available to answer your questions and guide your clinical practice.  


The Program 

Joining our 2023 Mental Health Graduate Support Program with Epworth Clinic, you will be welcomed into an environment that cares for its people and given an opportunity for you to start and grow your career. 

You will experience:

  • Rotations across 2 mental health units
  • Support from a designated mental health educator, preceptors, and clinical specialists
  • 6 structured mental health development days
  • Completion of the Transition to Specialty Practice - Mental Health that provides credit to post graduate studies in mental health


You will develop a sense of belonging and begin your transition into becoming a confident and competent Mental Health Registered Nurse. At the end of your program, you may be offered the opportunity to join us on a permanent basis as we strongly believe that Graduates are our future workforce.

What you need

To be eligible for our graduate program, you will need:

  • Be on-track to successfully complete your 2022 nursing degree (Bachelors or Masters)
  • Anticipate being granted AHPRA registration prior to program commencement date
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency; New Zealand Citizenship OR anticipate having a working visa with rights to work in Australia on a part-time contract
  • Please note Epworth HealthCare is NOT part of the PMCV match process. If you are successful with an offer in the Graduate Support Program, you will be expected to withdraw from PMCV match process and provide evidence


What’s in it for you

It’s the sense of belonging and being part of an organisation that puts the patient in the centre of all that is done. In addition to this, you will have access to:

  • Competitive graduate nurse salary + super + entitlements
  • Salary sacrificing benefits of $9,010p.a.
  • Salary packaging benefits 
  • An early position offer without having to stress about the PMCV match process
  • Zero or reduced out-of-pocket expenses for health services at Epworth
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Ongoing employment opportunities when you complete your program, including postgraduate and scholarship opportunities
  • Supernumerary time at the start of each block rotation
  • Development opportunities throughout your Graduate Support Program


At Epworth, we care.

We care about our patients and we care about our people. We care about keeping everyone safe. We care about valuing and empowering our people, and growing careers. And we care about giving our people support & flexibility to thrive, and contribute to our communities

How to Apply

Sound interesting? To apply, click the APPLY button now and:

  1. Upload your CV including a list of your clinical placements and two clinical placement referees
  2. Upload your cover letter letting us know why you want to complete your program with Epworth
  3. Upload your most up to date Academic Transcript 
  4. Upload two (2) Clinical Placement Reports with comments
  5. Upload a small headshot photograph of yourself

For more detailed information about our Graduate Programs, explore the Epworth website  here.


As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is a condition of employment with Epworth HealthCare, subject to reasonable exemptions, that you have had COVID-19 vaccinations, including where recommended by public health authorities and booster vaccinations.


As a child safe organisation, all successful applicants are required to satisfactorily clear a National Police Check (conducted by Epworth) and hold a valid employee Working with Children Check (provided by you).

At Epworth, we believe inclusion and diversity are essential to our culture and values.  We focus on fairness and opportunity for all – across race, ability, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – that reflect the communities we work in.  At Epworth, we care.

Contact Person Kate Hetherington
Contact Number 0455 996 579
Contact Email
Closing Date 08/07/2022
Position Description
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