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

Recruitment for 2015 Transition to Professional Practice is closed.

Applications for the NSW Health 2016 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment:

Open: 10am Tuesday 9 June 2015

Close: 10am Tuesday 7 July 2015

Download a copy of the 2016 Transition to Professional Practice Handbook.

This handbook is designed to assist you in your application for employment in NSW Health in 2016.

Applications will only be accepted through the centralised online recruitment site.

2016 TPP Application Form

After submitting your application, your TPP ID number will appear on the screen, as well as sent as a confirmation email to your nominated primary email address in your application.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please check your Trash/Spam/Junk email folders before contacting this office.  Please keep your TPP ID number safe as you will require it throughout the application and recruitment process.

2016 TPP Update Application Form

Use this link if you wish to make changes to your application up until applications close on 7 July 2015.  You will require your TPP ID Number and date of birth to re-access your application.

To be eligible to apply for the 2016 Transition to Professional Practice, you must:

  • Intend to complete your initial nursing or midwifery degree (final results received) that leads to initial registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife - between 1 June 2015 and 31 May 2016.

    Note: Applicants who are not completing their degree until after 31 May 2016 are not eligible for 2016 TPP recruitment and should wait for the 2017 TPP recruitment.
  • Be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia prior to the agreed date for the commencement of employment.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or hold a visa that allows ongoing full-time employment in Australia.

Priority selection will be given to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. Please see the 2016 Transition to Professional Practice Handbook for more information.

As part of your application you will need to provide two written references. One of these must be a recent clinical reference. Clinical references must be completed using the Clinical Referee Report Template. Use the General Referee Template for character and non-clinical employer references.

Information about participating health facilities

Detailed information about employers including locations; positions, metro-rural exchanges, and specialty programs offered; intake dates and other relevant information can be found at the individual local health district/networks and private hospital websites or by contacting the relevant coordinator. Details can be found on the Transition to Professional Practice Local Health District Contact List.


Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford, Woy Woy, Wyong

Far West Local Health District
Broken Hill with rotation to remote sites

Hunter New England Local Health District
Upper Hunter Region: Armidale, Barraba, Glen Innes, Gloucester, Gunnedah, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri, Quirindi, Scone, Tamworth, Wee Waa
Lower Hunter Region: Belmont, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Morriset, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Singleton

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Bulli, Coledale, Berry, Port Kembla, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wollongong

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Mid North Coast Local Health District
Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Macksville, Port Macquarie, Wauchope

Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Cootamundra, Corowa, Deniliquin, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, Young and other rural facilities

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Penrith

Northern NSW Local Health District
Ballina, Byron Bay, Casino, Grafton, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Tweed

Northern Sydney Local Health District
Hornsby, Manly, Mona Vale, Ryde, St Leonards

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Caringbah, Kogarah, Randwick, Sydney City, Waterfall, Waverley

South Western Sydney Local Health District
Bankstown, Bowral, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool

Southern NSW Local Health District
Bateman’s Bay, Bega, Bombala, Cooma, Goulburn, Moruya, Pambula, Queanbeyan

St Vincents Hospital Network
Auburn, Darlinghurst

Sydney Local Health District
Camperdown, Canterbury, Concord,

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Randwick, Westmead

Western NSW Local Health District
Bathurst, Bourke, Cowra, Dubbo, Forbes, Parkes, Orange, Lightning Ridge, Walgett and other rural & remote locations

Western Sydney Local Health District
Auburn, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Westmead

The Mater (Private) Hospital
Crows Nest

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Darlinghurst

For general enquiries about the 2016 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment, please email gradrecruit@doh.health.nsw.gov.au.

Other graduate opportunities also exist in the Private, Aged Care and Disability Care Sectors. Recruitment for these sectors are usually advertised through employment search websites or health facilities’ websites.

Page Updated: Thursday 4 June 2015