Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program

Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program 2018

Our Program aims to facilitate your transition from student to Enrolled Nurse.  We are completely committed to developing your career and ensuring that your graduate year will be an exciting and rewarding experience.

We recognize that as an undergraduate you may have had limited opportunities to explore different clinical areas.  Our program is designed to give you these opportunities so that in the future you will have a better understanding of where you would like to focus your nursing career and consolidate your nursing skills.

Our Program has been designed to:

  • offer you a wide range of rotation options so that you gain comprehensive clinical experience,
  • enable you to use your evidence based knowledge to achieve quality patient outcomes,
  • increase your confidence and strengthen your skills base,
  • develop your ability to work independently and as a team member,
  • enhance your decision making and critical thinking skills,
  • allow you to enjoy your nursing career.

Who is Eligible?

The 2018 Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program is offered to nursing graduates:

  • Who are Registered with APHRA as an Enrolled Nurse (Diploma of Nursing qualification with full IV endorsement)
  • Availability to commence the program on Monday 17th  Of Sept 2018


Maximum of 2 rotations will allow you to enhance decision making skills and critical thinking skills across a broad clinical mix. The program is conducted over the three sites (Fitzroy, East Melbourne and Kew). We offer full time and part time positions (minimum of 8 shifts a fortnight) across a variety of shifts including weekends, night duty and public holidays.

St Vincent’s Private East Melbourne is a 12 minute walk from St Vincent’s Private Fitzroy through the beautiful Fitzroy gardens and St Vincent’s Private Kew is only 5kms away in Kew.  All campuses are easily accessible via public transport.

Clinical Support

In October 2014  we completed an organisational wide survey under the new EQuIP National standards and achieved a result of  37 Met with Merits (MM) which is almost 5 times the national average.  The Education & Development team at St Vincent’s Private Melbourne is a recognised industry leader and played a significant role in this outstanding success. Additionally our medical staff  have recently rated the standard of nursing care at the hospital in the top 1% of all Australian Private Hospitals.

We are proud to offer one of the highest graduate to nurse educator ratios in the state, so you can be confident that you will have the support you need to achieve your goals.  All of our education team members are hands on and are willing to assist you.

Our graduates receive extensive clinical support on each rotation, in that  you will be allocated a preceptor and  there is a clinical coach to provide hands on bedside clinical support and education in a friendly and supportive manner with an education consultant that oversees the entire program.

During your program you will receive a graduated workload and supernumery time to assist you in the transition to enrolled nurse. 
We offer extensive education programs, including a minimum of 4 paid study days as well as access to ward based education, twilight seminars and short courses.

Application Details

We welcome applications from all TAFE’s throughout Australia. You don’t have to have completed a clinical placement with us to apply.

Applications for the 2018 program open on Monday the 18th of June 2018 and close 4pm Friday 29th of June 2018.

Applications will be accepted through our online portal on our website and need to include the following:

  • A covering letter
  • Succinct Curriculum Vitae, outlining your clinical placements and work experience (no more than three pages), with two professional referees, one of whom must be from an adult acute care placement of two weeks or longer


In addition please send the following documents via post:

  • A certified copy of academic transcript with legend
  • A certified copy of your acute care placement logbook including formative and summative appraisals and competencies
  • A passport size photo

Interviews will only be offered once the certified documents have been received via the post.

Please address to:

Julia Hill

Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program Coordinator
St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne
59 Victoria Parade


Certification of Documents

Documents that have been certified by your TAFE must have the following:

The official TAFE stamp identifying the TAFE, and must be signed by a representative from the clinical school.

Documents certified outside the TAFE must follow the AHPRA guidelines for document certification which can be found on the AHPRA website (www.ahpra.gov.au)

Do not provide photocopies of certified documents as this is not in line with AHPRA Guidelines.

Interview Process

We endeavour to respond to your application within in 48hrs of receiving it.  All applications will be reviewed by the Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program Coordinator.

If you have been selected for an interview you will be contacted via phone.  If you have not been selected for an interview you will receive a letter via email.  You will have some choice and flexibility when selecting an interview time, the earlier your application is received the more flexibility you will have in selecting a suitable interview time aim to have your application in at least a week prior to the closing date 4pm Friday 29th of June 2018.

For more Information

We will also have an information session available, the session runs for approximately 90 minutes and include a presentation and hospital tour.
No RVSP is required.

St Vincent’s Private Fitzroy
Meet on the Ground floor near reception
Wednesday 16th of May 2018, 4:30pm
59 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065

Julia Hill
Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (03) 9411 7331
Email: julia.hill@svha.org.au