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.  Recruitment for positions in 2017 has been finalised.  NSW Health is currently recruiting for positions available in 2018.

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 open: 8 am Monday 3 July 2017
Applications close: 12 noon Friday 21 July 2017

Application requirements

As part of the online application, applicants require:

A NSW Working with Children Check clearance number for paid work

2018 TPP application form

Following submission of your application, a copy of your complete application will appear on the screen which includes your unique TPP ID number.  Save and/or print this as a record of your application.  Your TPP ID number is used for identification purposes throughout the recruitment campaign.

Editing your application

You may edit your application anytime until applications close through the Update Application form link.  You will require your TPP ID number and date of birth to access your application.  

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. If you have a TPP ID number, please include this together with your full name and date of birth in any email correspondence. Alternatively, please call 1800 330 933.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Thursday 29 June 2017