NSW Health provides a centralised web-based annual recruitment scheme for graduate registered nurses and midwives to apply for employment in NSW public hospitals.

2019 Transition to Professional Practice recruitment

Applications have now closed for 2019.

Applicants who intend to complete their initial nursing or midwifery degree between 1 June 2018 and 31 May 2019 are eligible to apply for the NSW Health 2019 Transition to Professional Practice (TPP) recruitment.

2018 Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice HandbookApplicant handbook

The 2019 Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Handbook provides detailed information on the application and recruitment processes for graduate nursing and midwifery positions in NSW Health in 2019. Applicants are encouraged to download a copy of the handbook to assist with their application.

Application requirements

As part of the online application, applicants require:

A NSW Working with Children Check clearance number for paid work


Although applicants apply through a centralised online application process, 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 TPP coordinator. Full contact details can be found on Employers links and contacts.

Honours 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 TPP recruitment the following year.


Applications have now closed for 2019.

More information

For more information, view the frequently asked questions.

For further enquiries about the NSW Health TPP recruitment, please email gradrecruit@doh.health.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 330 933.

If you have completed an application for the 2019 TPP program please include your TPP ID number, your full name and your date of birth in any email correspondence.

Page Updated: Thursday 19 July 2018
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