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

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 (tb 2019).


  • 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 (tba 2019)

For enquirers, please contact Kylie Micallef, Education Clinical Support Nurse and graduate contact, located in the Learning Center, Education. For further information email or phone 55210615 / 55210620 or mobile 0473377098.

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