NSW Health provides centralised annual recruitment for graduate nurses and midwives to apply for employment in NSW public hospitals.

2020 GradStart 

Applications for the NSW Health 2020 GradStart recruitment will open on Monday 1 July 2019 and close 12 noon Thursday 18 July 2019.

Applicants who intend to complete their initial nursing or midwifery degree between 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020 are eligible to apply for the NSW Health 2020 GradStart recruitment.

3 easy steps to apply

  1. The 2020 GradStart Handbook provides detailed information on the application and recruitment processes for graduate nursing and midwifery positions in NSW Health in 2020. Applicants are encouraged to download a copy of the handbook to assist with their application.
  2. Read the 2020 Gradstart handbook 

  3. A Working With Children clearance number for paid work is essential for employment with NSW Health. You must also be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). This registration is completed through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can start your application for registration up to 6 weeks before completing your studies.
  4. Apply now for the Working With Children Check (WWCC).

    the working with children check 
  5. Applicants apply through a centralised online application process. After application the recruitment, selection and employment of graduates is undertaken by local health districts/service networks (LHD/SN) and hospitals. For all employment related enquiries such as specific health facilities, specialty programs, intake dates, interview information/location, please contact the relevant LHD/SN GradStart Co-Ordinator.

Contacts and links

Technical assistance 

For technical assistance when applications open please contact Healthshare customer service on 1300 679 367 and choose (Option 9).

Edit application

You can edit your online application after submission as many times as you like until applications close at 12 noon Thursday 18 July 2019. Once applications close you will no longer have access to your application.

 Edit application

Honours students

Students who elect to continue to an Honours program and do not apply through GradStart 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 GradStart recruitment the following year.

Need more help ?

Please check the Handbook first.

Refer to the frequently asked questions.

For technical assistance contact customer service 1300 679 367 (Option 9).​

Other general enquiries email the Nursing & Midwifery Office or call 1800 330 933.

Page Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019
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