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Reference Number 18980
Position Title 2023 Midwifery Graduate Support Program
Employment Type Part Time
Division Epworth Corporate
Location Geelong, Richmond, Box Hill, East Melbourne, Hawthorn/Brighton/Camberwell
Award Classification Epworth HealthCare Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 - Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife Grade 2 Year 1
Hours 30
Position Summary
  • 2 programs available – Registered Midwifery Program OR Registered Midwifery / Nurse Program
  • Individually tailored programs to meet your education needs
  • Structured 12 or 18-month Program with clinical rotations
  • 2 locations to choose from - Geelong or Freemasons (East Melbourne)


The Program

Joining our 2023 Graduate Maternity Programs, working part-time across 4 days per week, you will be welcomed into an environment that cares. You will have access to a designated onsite Midwifery Educator who will be available to answer your questions and provide you with support and guidance with your transition from Student Nurse / Midwife to Graduate Nurse / Midwife with Epworth HealthCare.

The program offers you the flexibility to complete rotations across post-natal, birth suite and SCN. It is the perfect opportunity for you to start and grow your maternity career and work with Victoria’s leading private healthcare group. You will develop a sense of belonging and begin your transition into becoming a confident and competent Registered Nurse / Midwife. 


The locations and programs

Epworth Freemasons

Located in East Melbourne, close to public transport and the CBD, Epworth Freemasons provides a range of world-class health services across two campuses.  Epworth Freemasons main campus on Albert Street specialises in women’s and men’s health services including breast and gynaecological surgery, endoscopy, urology, oncology, and a full range of surgical services, including robotic assisted surgery, orthopaedics and ICU care. 

At Epworth Freemasons campus on Victoria Parade is where our Maternity Unit is located which offers a dynamic space for expectant mothers and their families to have their baby with all the maternity specialities available.

Epworth Freemasons offers two Graduate Support Programs for Midwives:

Registered Midwife Graduate Support Program

  • 12-month program individually tailored within a clinical learning framework
  • Specific Midwifery orientation program to help you settle into the maternity unit
  • Clinical rotations across all maternity specialities: Post Natal, Birth Suite, and Special Care Nursery 
  • Starting in February 

Registered Midwife / Nurse Graduate Support Program

  • 18-month structured program with a 6-month acute nursing rotation
  • Specific combined Nurse / Midwifery orientation program to help you settle 
  • Clinical rotations across Acute Medical / Surgical wards, Post Natal, Birth Suite and Special Care Nursery
  • Starting in February 


Epworth Geelong

Located in Waurn Ponds, adjacent to Deakin University. Epworth Geelong provides a wide range of world-class health services with 11 operating theatres, ICU department, 24/7 emergency department and a specialised maternity unit combined with gynaecological women’s health services. 

At Epworth Geelong our maternity department has been newly developed and offers a dynamic space for our expectant mothers and their families to have their baby with all the maternity specialities available.

Registered Midwife / Nurse Graduate Program or Registered Midwife Graduate Program

  • 12-month program individually tailored within a clinical learning framework
  • Specific combined Nurse / Midwifery orientation program to help you settle 
  • Clinical rotations across Gynaecology, Post Natal, Birth Suite, and Special Care Nursery
  • Starting in February


What you need

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

  • Anticipate being granted AHPRA registration prior to program commencement date
  • Be on-track to successfully complete your 2022 Nursing / Midwifery degree or 2022 Midwifery degree
  • 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 salary + super + entitlements
  • Salary sacrificing benefits of $9,010p.a.
  • Salary packaging benfits
  • 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 explorer year, TSP, postgraduate and scholarship opportunities
  • Supernumerary time at the start of each new 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 and flexibility to thrive, and contribute to our communities


How to Apply

  • To apply, click the APPLY button now and:
  • Identify and rank your preferred location or locations in the application process
  • Upload your CV including a list of your clinical placements and two clinical placement referees
  • Upload your cover letter letting us know why you want to complete your program with Epworth and why your preferred Epworth location
  • Upload your most up to date Academic Transcript 
  • Upload two (2) Clinical Placement Reports with comments
  • 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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