Graduate programs

Epworth provides a dynamic and supportive environment where registered and enrolled graduate nurses and midwives can transition to high levels of independence and strive for excellence in their clinical practice.

Our highly successful graduate programs are supported by senior specialist clinicians, dedicated graduate nurse program coordinators at each site, and clinical educators from across the group.

Our programs

We are looking for graduates who strive for the highest standards of practice to take an active responsibility for their learning in a supportive environment. We invite you to learn more about our programs:

Registered nurse programs

Epworth Eastern intake currently open for registered nurses.

February 2016 intake: Open from 1 June 2015. Closes 24 July 2015.

Midwifery programs

Enrolled nurse program

August 2014 intake: Applications now closed.

Year 2 specialty programs

Available after your initial graduate program.


Open days 2015

Meet Epworth staff, talk to current graduates and tour our facilities at one of our open days. See the open day page for more information and to RSVP.

Why Epworth?

Learn more about employee benefits at Epworth HealthCare.

Application process

Epworth uses an online application system and the process depends on which intake period you are applying for.

Ensure you read the required documents section below before you start your application.

We regret we are unable to offer students who are not Australian or New Zealand residents the opportunity to apply as our graduate nurse programs do not meet the immigration requirements for visa sponsorship.

Epworth Eastern registered nurse July 2015 intake

Registered nurse February 2016 intake

Registered midwife February 2016 intake 

Please see the position advertisement for details on how to apply for this intake.

​You must:

  1. Apply at the PMCV computer match website by 24 July 2015, listing one or more of these locations amongst your preferences:

    Epworth HealthCare Richmond
    Epworth HealthCare Freemasons
    Epworth HealthCare Eastern
    Epworth HealthCare Rehabilitation and Mental Health
    Epworth Camberwell – Mental Health stream


  2. Apply directly to each Epworth area you are interested in:

    Epworth HealthCare Richmond
    Epworth HealthCare Freemasons
    Epworth HealthCare Eastern
    Epworth HealthCare Rehabilitation and Mental Health

An interview time will be arranged with you in August or September each year. Telephone interviews will be conducted for New Zealand and interstate applicants.

Computer match selection process takes place based on applicant preferences and preferential list supplied by the hospital.

Successful applicants will be contacted by mid October each year via the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria.

Required documents

Documents are to be uploaded electronically during the application process and include:


  • Letter of application (no more than one page)

  • Concise curriculum vitae (no more than three pages, two preferred. Applicaitons to Epworth Freemasons should be no more than two pages).

    Include a list of 2nd and 3rd year placements (hospital, type of ward/experience and number of days) as well as names and accurate contact details, including phone numbers and email addresses, of at least two nursing referees who have directly supervised your undergraduate clinical experience. At least one referee must be from an adult acute health care setting, preferably from a 3rd year placement


Documents to be posted directly to the area you are applying to:


  • A certified transcript of all results (key to results to be included)

  • Complete copies of two recent clinical assessments, at least one of which must be from an adult acute health care setting

  • One recent passport photograph with your name printed clearly on the back​

  • For applications to Epworth Eastern and Epworth Freemasons, please also post in printed copies of your curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) and cover letter (maximum one page).

Further information and contacts

graduate-brochure.pdfDownload Epworth graduate program information in a PDF brochure (600kb)

For further information, please contact the relevant program coordinator. Their details can be found on each of the graduate program pages: