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Postgraduate Midwifery Student Employment

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

Interviews will be held between 22nd July - 2nd August 2019.

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

There will be 2-3 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)
  • Evidence of current registration as a Registered Nurse
  • 2 recent references, one of which must be a clinical reference
  • Immunisation record
  • NSW Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of residency or a current working visa allowing part-time work
  • All international students must bring documented evidence of English Language skills to the interview (see Selection Criteria below)


Adventist HealthCare recruitment process includes:

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

Selection Criteria

  • Current registration as a registered nurse with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia
  • Australian citizenship or a visa which permits employment in Australia. (New Zealand citizens residing in Australia who hold a current Special Category Visa are considered to have permanent residence status) There will be no sponsorship available for student visa holders
  • Understanding of the role of a midwife
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the requirements of the training program including the continuity of care experience
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Overseas students must have documented proof of English Language skills equivalent to an IELTS academic 7 level
  • Current clinical knowledge and clinical problem solving ability
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team
  • Understanding of EEO, WH&S, 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:

  • Interview performance
  • Resume 
  • References
  • Current registration as an RN

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

The position of Postgraduate Midwifery Student is paid in accordance with the Private Hospital Nurses’ and Midwives’ (Named Employers and New South Wales Nurses’ Association) Enterprise Agreement 2009-2011.


In order for a registered nurse to gain a midwifery qualification, she/he must be enrolled in a recognised postgraduate university course in midwifery and be concurrently employed in a midwifery student position in a maternity service. The process of contacting and applying for a university placement to study midwifery is the applicants responsibility and is completely separate to SAH recruitment.

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