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Graduate Program Employment

Once submitted, your application will be considered and if selected you will be contacted regarding an interview.

Interview questions will be based on the selection criteria. All interview questions are open-ended and seek to assess your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a newly graduated nurse or midwife.

There will be up to 3 people on each interview panel.

Required Documentation

All applicants will need to provide original documentation as follows:

  • Completed application form
  • 100 points identification (including photo identification)
  • 2 recent references, one of which must be a clinical reference
  • 2 recent clinical practice summaries / reports
  • Immunisation record
  • NSW Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of Australian Citizenship or rights to work permanently in Australia
  • All international students must bring documented evidence of English Language skills to the interview (see Selection Criteria below)
  • Applicants to the theatre stream must provide evidence/exposure to theatre nursing


Adventist HealthCare recruitment process includes:

  • Your application and CV
  • The interview
  • Referee reports
  • Pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol testing

Selection Criteria

  • Eligible for registration as a nurse or midwife with AHPRA prior to the agreed date for commencement of employment
  • Completion of studies in 2019 or 2020
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or have rights to work permanently in Australia
  • Demonstrated  high level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Overseas students must have documented proof of English Language skills equivalent to AHPRA requirements for registration
  • Current clinical knowledge and clinical problem solving ability
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of EEO, OHS&R, infection control and continuous quality improvement principles
  • Understanding of professional, ethical and legal requirements
  • Meets all Department of Health Immunisation requirements

Position Allocation Process

Following the interviews, applicants will be ranked using standardised criteria. Factors that impact on the allocation include:

  • Availability of a positions
  • Interview performance
  • Resume 
  • References
  • Your registration and the availability date


Feedback will not be provided to candidates as noted in the Application for Employment Form and hospital policy.

The position of Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse or Registered Midwife is paid in accordance with the Adventist HealthCare Limited Nursing Employees Enterprise Agreement 2015.

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