NSW Health provides a centralised web-based recruitment scheme for graduate registered nurses and midwives to apply for employment in NSW public hospitals and some not-for-profit private hospitals.
Applications for 2014 recruitment are now closed.
Applications for the NSW Health 2015 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment:
Open: 10am Monday 2 June 2014
Close: 10am Tuesday 1 July 2014
Click here to download your personal copy of the 2015 Transition to Professional Practice Handbook.
This handbook is designed to assist you in your application for employment and transition from student to registered nurse or registered midwife.
Applications will only be accepted through the centralised online recruitment site. This site will open here at 10am on Monday 2 June.
To be eligible to apply for the 2015 Transition to Professional Practice, you must:
  • Be completing your nursing or midwifery course (final results received) between 1 June 2014 and 31 May 2015.
  • 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 2015 Transition to Professional Practice Handbook for more information about this.
As part of your application you will need to provide two written references. One of these must be a recent clinical reference.
Click here to download the NSW Health Clinical TPP Referee Report template.
Click here to download the NSW Health General TPP Referee Report template.

Information about participating health facilities

Detailed information about participating health facilities, including their positions and specialty programs offered, intake dates and other relevant information about graduate nursing and midwifery recruitment, can be found at the individual local health district/networks and private hospital websites or by contacting the relevant coordinator. Click here to download the Local Health Districts/Networks and Hospital Coordinator Contact List.
Direct website links are below:
Central Coast Local Health District
Far West Local Health District
Hunter New England Local Health District
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Northern NSW Local Health District
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Southern NSW Local Health District
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
South Western Sydney Local Health District
St Vincent’s Hospital Network
Sydney Local Health District
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
- Randwick
- Westmead
Western NSW Local Health District
Western Sydney Local Health District
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Local Health
Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga
The Mater Hospital, Crows Nest
For general enquiries about the 2015 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment, please email gradrecruit@doh.health.nsw.gov.au
Employment opportunities also exist in the Private, Aged Care and Disability Care Sectors. Vacancies in these sectors are usually advertised in newspapers and on health facilities web sites.
Page Updated: Wednesday 16 April 2014