2024 Graduate Nurse Program

Give your career the best possible head start with our comprehensive and individually tailored program. We work with you to identify your aspirations, accelerate your learning, and meet your professional development needs now and into the future.

Our graduate nurses are encouraged to develop both clinically and professionally while gaining exposure to a variety of clinical specialties and healthcare environments.

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting your growth.

Our culture develops your confidence, competence and professional identity.

Graduate Nurse Program snapshot

  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Two supernumerary days
  • Five paid study days during the year
  • Educator and mentors for personalised guidance and support
  • Diverse clinical experiences working with leading specialists
  • Multiple career development pathways
  • Structured program with a dedicated Graduate Nurse Educator
  • Eligibility for credit towards post graduate studies at Melbourne University

The Victoria Clinic

The Victoria Clinic is located in Prahran and has recently expanded to 115 single room patient-beds offering a range of mental health care services.

The Victoria Clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to individuals experiencing mental illness, psychological distress or dependency issues. We offer bother inpatient and outpatient services. Our multidisciplinary team includes skilled and experienced Art Therapist, Dietician, Exercise Physiologist, Neuropsychologist, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers. Our Team is dedicated to providing quality.

We are seeking individuals who are organised, proactive, resourceful, motivated, compassionate and resilient to join our Graduate Nurse Program. If this resonates with you, then the opportunity to be part of The Victoria Clinic’s Graduate Nurse Program should not be missed. 

 The program requires participants to complete and submit the following tasks throughout the year:

  • 11 Clinical Competencies
  • 2 Written Assignments
  • 1 Oral Presentation
  • 1 Exam

Shift load/Contracted hours:

The expected rostered hours for Graduate Nurse’s at The Victoria Clinic are 0.8 fortnightly, eight total shifts per fortnight.

Why choose Healthscope?

About Healthscope Mental Health Services

With a national network of 12 private hospitals and over 600 inpatient beds, Healthscope provides Australia’s most extensive range of mental health programs and services for inpatients, outpatients or through our comprehensive day programs – many of which are exclusive to Healthscope.

With treatments and expertise extending across the breadth of mental health conditions including mood, anxiety and eating disorders, addictive behaviours and PTSD, we’re on a mission is to advance and elevate mental health care in Australia. Our passionate team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists and other mental health professionals put the patient at the center of everything they do.


Our Graduate Nurse Program works across a number of leading hospitals:

  • The Melbourne Clinic
  • The Victoria Clinic
  • Northpark Private Hospital

Successful candidates will be offered 3 rotations to our ward areas at these hospitals

  • Addictive Behaviours Services 
    • Substance Withdrawal Program 
    • Rehabilitation Program 
  • Dual Diagnosis Program 
  • Eating Disorders Program 
    • Binge Eating Disorders Program 
    • Eating Disorders Emotion Management Program 
  • Emotion Management Program (EMP) 
  • Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR) Program 
  • Mental Health Intensive Care Unit 
  • Older Person's Program 
  • Young Adults Emotion Management Program (YAEMP) 
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) 
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) 

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After your graduate year

Our leadership teams are committed to growing our workforce capability and around 98% of our graduate nurses continue their career with us.

We offer individually designed career development after the Graduate Program.

A further two years of extensive professional development opportunities are supported by a financial scholarship for every graduate who joins our program.

Our national network of hospitals provides the chance for you to work interstate, in a variety of sub-acute, acute and mental health facilities.

Our Executive Teams collaboratively support staff movement across hospitals and states to encourage ongoing development and experience.

Australian Applicants

We welcome applications from enrolled and registered nurses who are approaching graduation or recently graduated, and are Australian Permanent Residents or hold Australian/New Zealand Citizenship. Before you can commence work, and therefore your graduate program, you will require registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You can find out more about the registration process at www.ahpra.gov.au

International Applicants

Applications from international candidates with appropriate working rights in Australia are welcome to apply.

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The application period is open from Saturday 12 August 2023 to Sunday 24 September 2023.

For any enquiries contact:

Kathy Varas
Graduate Program Educator
Phone: (03) 9487 4614
Email: TMC.Graduate_Program@healthscope.com.au

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