Graduate Midwifery Program

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Graduate Midwifery Program - 2018

INFORMATION SESSIONS to learn more about Northern Health's Transition to practice programs are as follows;

Where : Northern Centre for Health Education and Research (NCHER)

Lecture Theatre level 1

185 Cooper St. Epping

•Thursday May 18th at 7 pm
•Tuesday June 6th at 7pm
•Saturday June 17th at 2pm

No Bookings required for Information Sessions

TOURS through the Northern Hospital will be held on the following dates/times

•Thursday June 8th at 10.30am & 1.30pm
•Tuesday June 13th at 10.30am & 1.30pm
•Friday June 30th at 10.30am
•Tuesday July 4th at 10.30am & 1.30pm
•Thursday 6th July at 10.30am

Bookings are essential for tours, please email graduatenurses | at | to secure a place

Applications for our 2018 Program are now open.  Click on the link below:

The Graduate Midwifery Program is based in the Maternity and Women’s Health unit at The Northern Hospital.  It has been designed to offer you, as a new practitioner, consolidation across the midwifery continuum of care in a well-supported and nurturing environment.

The maternity unit at The Northern Hospital is situated in one of Melbourne’s major growth corridors and handles over 3,200 births annually.
The unit comprises nine fully equipped birthing suites, 32 dedicated maternity and gynaecology beds and Level 2 Special Care Nursery and Antenatal Outpatients clinic.

Support is the key to success as a graduate midwife.  Our Clinical Midwife Educators, Clinical Support Midwives, preceptors and experienced clinical staff provide practical assistance and support in the clinical environment.

Orientation to Northern Health is designed specifically to support the graduate midwife, addressing both clinical and administrative aspects over a 3 day comprehensive program in our state-of-the-art Northern Centre for Health Education and Research. Supernumerary shifts are allocated on each rotation, working with a preceptor.

Rotations across the midwifery continuum include:

Birth Suite
Antenatal Clinic
Postnatal and Gynaecological Surgical Unit
Special Care Nursery
Domiciliary Care

Education is ongoing.  Graduate study days encompass theory, hands-on practice and experience in our simulation centre – as well as the opportunity to debrief and share experiences in a supported friendly environment.  Learning packages and assessments in advanced clinical skills are offered to further enhance your skill set. You will be given the opportunity to participate in a well-supported and comprehensive series of professional development in-services and workshops relevant to your growth as a midwife. 

Employment in our graduate program is over a 53 week period, on a part-time basis - working 8 shifts per fortnight.


For further information:

  • Attend: One of our information sessions (no booking required)

 • Download our FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) page click here 

Contact Us:  Graduate Nurse & Midwife Program Coordinators, Katia Forbes & Nicole Browne

graduatenurses | at |
8468 0765