6 July 2021 - Tip to access your incomplete application to complete and submit by 4pm Wednesday 7 July

  • Where possible use the same device that you started your application
  • Use Google Chrome
  • Clear your browser history
  • Use the link supplied to you via an email from NSW Health Recruitment Unit reminding you to complete your application
  • You will be directed to the Privacy Agreement page where you can log in using your username and password. You application will open where you last left off.

18 June 2021 - When applications open, remember to apply to GradStart using an existing NSW Health Recruitment and Onboarding (ROB) account if you have one. If any of the fields for employment preferences contain existing information, please delete these and choose from the available list of options, even if they appear the same. Make sure you select your preferences from the current list to ensure all preferences are valid for this recruitment.

14 May 2021 - ROB has been updated so that candidates will receive all correspondence to both their personal and corporate/alternate email addresses. You must complete both email address fields in your application. You may enter the same email address in both fields if you only have one email address. Always check both email accounts when looking for any correspondence related to your GradStart application.


2022 GradStart recruitment

Applications for the NSW Health 2022 GradStart recruitment is now closed

GradStart is the recruitment process for graduate nurses and midwives to NSW Health Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks (LHDs/SNs) health facilities. It's coordinated by NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery Office.

2022 GradStart Handbook 

The 2022 GradStart Handbook has everything you need to know about the GradStart application and recruitment process. Download a copy to review and assist you with your application.

Video support for application and recruitment process

These 5 short videos will support you through the application and recruitment process for 2022 GradStart.

Watch the 2022 GradStart Application and Recruitment video modules.


You can apply to 2022 GradStart if you:

  • complete your nursing or midwifery degree between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022 *
  • meet all the requirements to become a registered nurse or registered midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) before the agreed date that you'll start work **
  • hold Australian citizenship or hold a visa that allows ongoing full-time employment in Australia.

* completion means final result received that leads to initial registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Midwife (RM)

** You can start your application for registration with the NMBA up to 6 weeks before completing your studies.

Visit the NBMA registration process for more information.

Check your eligibility to apply for a GradStart position.

Applying to GradStart

You apply to GradStart through the GradStart Career Portal. Once applications are received, LHDs/SNs and hospitals will select and employ graduates.

Applications for the NSW Health 2022 GradStart recruitment is now closed

Watch the video below to learn more about how to apply.


Edit application

After submitting, you can edit your online application as many times as you like until applications close. You won't be able to access your application once they are closed.

Applications for the NSW Health 2022 GradStart recruitment is now closed

Further information

For more information refer to the GradStart Handbook.

For eligibility enquiries email MOH-GradStart@health.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 330 933

For online application technical assistance, contact the Customer Experience Team on 1300 679 367 (Option 3).

ContactsVisit our LHD/SNs GradStart contacts page for employment enquiries such as training locations, intakes and interview information. You can explore individual career pages or contact

Current as at: Wednesday 7 July 2021
Contact page owner: Nursing and Midwifery