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 1 public hospital or health service, or participating private hospital, using just 1 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.

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.


On 21 December 2015 the WA Government announced an immediate sector-wide external recruitment freeze until 30 June 2016.

The freeze applies to all job vacancies including appointment pools, regional vacancies, fixed-term, casual and permanent positions unless an exemption is granted by the Treasurer

Please be advised that WA Health has been granted a number of  exemptions by the Treasurer. Please refer to each advertisement for information about who may apply. Queries regarding eligibility to apply for advertised vacancies are to be directed to the nominated contact person for each advertised vacancy.

If you have recently applied for a position with WA Health please contact the person listed on your application kit for more information.

Due to the above-mentioned recruitment freeze, application dates for GradConnect are currently not available. Information will be provided on this website as it becomes available.

Other graduate opportunities are currently available at St John of God Health Care (external site) and Ramsay Health Care (external site).

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 contact these hospitals directly, to find out about their application requirements.

Start dates

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 are not able to start at the agreed start date, you will need to advise the relevant person or people 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.

Part-time programs

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.

Employment conditions

The terms and conditions of service are in accordance with the:

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