What is GradConnect?
GradConnect is a streamlined online recruitment system that provides a wide choice of employment opportunities for newly qualified nurses and midwives.
The system works collaboratively with Western Australian public hospitals and health services and participating private hospitals.
Applications for all graduate programs offered via GradConnect are centrally coordinated by the Nursing and Midwifery Office.
Benefits of using GradConnect
If you are a newly qualified nurse or midwife looking for employment, GradConnect offers many benefits, including the:
- opportunity to apply for graduate positions at more than one public hospital or health service, or participating private hospital, using just one application
- freedom to edit and save your application up until the closing date
- opportunity to receive and accept your job offer online
- ability to update your personal contact details anytime.
When to apply
The majority of graduate programs recruit annually during June/July for the following year.
If vacancies exist mid-year, then an additional recruitment process may take place in March.
Specific application dates are made available on this website as they become available.
How to apply
A link to the online application system is only available on each of the application opening dates.
The next application process will open 1 July 2015 and close 15 July 2015 for programs commencing in 2016.
Applications for programs commencing in 2015 have now closed. Important dates for March recruitment (PDF)
Participating hospitals and health services
As the single online application process for all WA public hospital and health services and participating private hospitals, GradConnect gives you the opportunity to apply for both public and private sector positions.
Find out which hospitals and health services participate in GradConnect:
Not all hospitals and health services participate in GradConnect
Even if you apply through GradConnect for a position at a participating hospital or health service, you can still apply for other positions with non-participating hospitals and health services. You will need to research or contact these hospitals directly to find out about their application requirements.
The graduate program start dates for each hospital and health service vary. Some hospitals and health services also offer multiple start dates. See participating hospitals and health services section above for start dates.
It is up to the applicant to thoroughly research all programs available and ascertain the date for application. Some hospitals and health services will be recruiting annually, while others will recruit twice a year. Be careful that you don’t choose a program that is not available at the time you graduate.
Changing your start date
You will be asked to nominate your preferred start date within the application. You should discuss your plans with each hospital or health service during the selection and interview process.
If you are offered a graduate position and you are not able to start at the agreed date, you will need to advise the relevant person at the hospital or health service as soon as possible.
If you wish to defer your start date, you will need to negotiate this with the individual health service. They may not be able to accommodate such requests and may advise you to re-apply to GradConnect the following year.
Some hospitals or health services may offer graduate programs part–time. You will be asked to state your preference within your application. You should discuss this with each hospital or health service at interview.
The terms and conditions of service are in accordance with the:
- Registered Nurses, Midwives and Enrolled Mental Health Nurses – Australian Nursing Federation – WA Health Industrial Agreement 2010
- WA Health – LHMU – Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing Industrial Agreement 2011.
More information: Salary, awards and agreements