Graduate Nurse Program

  • Annual intake of Graduate Nurses
  • Program is for  52 weeks with 5 weeks annual leave
  • Comprehensive orientation program and study days
  • Graduates  fully supported by experienced preceptors and clinical support nurses
  • For enquires please contact learning and  training  Coordinator (PDH learning Centre) on 0355210615 or 0355210620

Further information about PDH Graduate Nursing Program can be found here.


Portland offers :

  • Full in house program based at Portland District Health
  • Positions for (5) Graduates
  • (0.8EFT) 8 days per fortnight
  • Commencing end Jan / Feb
  • 12 month contract

PDH is also part of a Collaborative Program, where the graduate rotates across 3 health services in the graduate year (Moyne, Western District Health Service, Portland District Health).  This program offers:

  • Position for 3 graduates 
  • (3) Four month rotations at each site
  • (0.8 EFT). 8 days per fortnight
  • Commencing end Jan early Feb
  • 3 short term contracts (total of 12 months)

Further information about the South West Collaborative Program can be found here.


  • Application and Selection process  is via “computer match” GNMP,
  • interviews are conducted Aug / Sept of each year.

The following document has the criteria for application’s to the Graduate Nurse Program

Portland District Health - Graduate Nurse Application Criteria

For enquires please contact Graduate & Student Nurse Coordinator (located in staff development office) for further information on 55210627 / 55210620

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