NSW Health provides a centralised web-based annual recruitment scheme for graduate registered nurses and midwives to apply for employment in NSW public hospitals and one not-for-profit private hospital. 

2018 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment (TPP)

Applicants who intend to complete their initial nursing or midwifery degree between 1 June 2017 and 31 May 2018 are eligible to apply for the NSW Health 2018 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment.

Applications have now closed for the 2018 Transition to Professional Practice Recruitment.  No late applications will be accepted.

Application requirements

As part of the online application, applicants require:

A NSW Working with Children Check clearance number for paid work

Applicant handbook 2018 Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Handbook

The 2018 Transition to Professional Practice handbook provides detailed information on the application and recruitment processes for graduate nursing and midwifery positions in NSW Health in 2018. Applicants are encouraged to download a copy of the handbook to assist with their application.


Although applicants apply through a centralised online application process, the recruitment, selection and employment of graduates is undertaken by Local Health Districts/Networks (LHD/N) and hospitals. For all employment related enquiries such as specific health facilities, specialty programs, intake dates, interview information/location, please contact the relevant LHD/N TPP coordinator.  Full contact details can be found on the Employers links and contacts page.

H​​onours​ program


Students who elect to undertake an Honours program and do not apply through the TPP in their final year of study, or apply and withdraw before interview, are eligible to apply the following year


Students who apply and attend an interview in their final year of study (prior to Honours) are ineligible to apply for the Transition to Professional Practice recruitment the following year.

General enquiries

For general enquiries about the NSW Health Transition to Professional Practice recruitment, please email gradrecruit@doh.health.nsw.gov.au.  Applicants Alternatively, please call 1800 330 933.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

If you have a TPP ID number, please include this together with your full name and date of birth in any email correspondence. 

Page Updated: Thursday 31 August 2017