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Give your healthcare career the best possible start when you join the graduate nurse program at The Wesley Hospital. As a Wesley graduate, you will be part of a world-renowned healthcare team, learning in one of Australia’s highest acuity tertiary hospitals with a reputation for graduate support, retention and success.

At our hospital, individuals, families, and communities can find the support they need to achieve positive health and life outcomes because we believe everyone should be able to live life in all its fullness.

The Wesley brings together the finest medical experts, healthcare professionals and technology to deliver exceptional holistic care for our patients and their families.

Clinical rotations

The Wesley offers a 12-month Graduate Nurse Program, consisting of two six-month, specialised clinical rotations, where you will have the opportunity to consolidate your skills and broaden your experience, setting you up for success. Graduate nurse positions are offered within one of the following three streams:

  • General Nursing Stream

    • Acute medicine.
    • Cardiology and vascular.
    • Coronary care.
    • Neuroscience.
    • Oncology.
    • Orthopaedics.
    • Palliative care.
    • Rehabilitation.
    • Respiratory medicine.
    • General surgery.
    • Urology.
    • Women’s health and plastics.
  • Midwifery/Nursing Stream

    This program allows new graduates with dual nursing and midwifery registrations to work across all areas of midwifery, including labour ward, post-natal and special care nursery, and to complete a general nursing rotation.

  • Perioperative Stream

    The perioperative stream offers graduates a 12-month, non-rotational scrub/scout program, or a 12-month anaesthetics/recovery program with a six-month rotation in each area.

Pathways to Critical Care

Interested in a career in critical care? After completing your graduate year, you will be eligible to apply for a position in ICU, Emergency or Dialysis.

How to apply

The Wesley Hospital has two intakes a year:

  • 2024 Graduate intake now open. Applications will close on the 30th on July.

To apply, you will need to:

  • Register an account on our electronic recruitment system.
  • Select The Wesley Hospital Graduate Nurse Program (under Vacancies), and hit Apply Now.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the application – you will also need to supply a cover letter and resume.

For detailed instructions, please read our guides below:

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Career development

All our programs are permanent opportunities, meaning you won’t have to look for a job after you finish your program. You can apply for a position in one of the areas in which you completed your rotations, or look to try something completely different.

We’re in it for the long haul, which is why we’re committed to your ongoing career development. We offer educators, leaders and team-mates who genuinely care about your success. Some have been supporting and educating students and graduates for more than 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience during your first year in the real world.

We also offer scholarships and bursaries to continue your professional development long after your program finishes; and postgraduate study opportunities through partnership with the University of Tasmania.


For information on how to apply for upcoming graduate programs, contact us today via the form below.

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