1. Graduate Nurse Programs

Graduate programs are designed to develop and nurture basic nursing skills that are interchangeable from rural remote health care settings to large metro hospitals

Portland Graduate Program (GNP) details as following

  • Annual intake of 10 Graduate Nurses (potential for mid year intake)
  • Program is for  53 weeks with 5 weeks annual leave
  • Comprehensive orientation program and 5 paid study days
  • (0.8EFT) 8 days per fortnight
  • Commencing end January
  • 3 rotations in clinical areas such as:

Acute care

Subacute care

Peri operative service (day procedure, theatre and recovery)

Urgent care centre

Aged care

District services

Maternity services (if 10 applicants)


For further information about the Portland Graduate Nursing Program please download the PDH graduate program 2023


You need to apply via PMCV computer match (via http://www.computermatching.pmcv.com.au/) and directly to the organisation (via education.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au)

Your direct application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining your reason for GNP application
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume) with clinical experience outlined
  • 3 certified clinical placement assessments
  • Certified Academic transcript (including key)
  • 3 referees with contact details (clinical and work)

Applications open 5 June 2023 and close 7 July 2023.


Send your application to

Kylie Micallef

Education Manager

Portland District Health

Bentinck Street, Portland, Vic 3305.

Or via email: education.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au

Further information contact Kylie Micallef education.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au ph: 0473377098 or 552310622


GNP Information session presentation

7  June 2023 5:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting  


Meeting ID: 860 1924 7494

Passcode: 4Qg9nP


2. Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program

Portland District Health is excited to be offering the opportunity for enrolled nurses to be involved with a dedicated enrolled nurse (EN)  graduate program

The EN program

  • 6 month contract ( 2 intakes per year)
  • 3 months aged care experience
  • 3 months sub acute experience
  • Supernumery time in each dedicated area
  • Clinical support from the education team and preceptors
  • Opportunity for ongoing employment


For more details contact:

Kylie Micallef

Education Manager

Portland District Health


ph: 0473377098 or 552310622