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Supporting nursing graduates during their first year of practice.

Why apply for your graduate year at BSHS?

Ran in collaboration with Grampians Health – Ballarat, our Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program is innovative, progressive and responsive to your transition to practice needs. We support you to consolidate and further develop your skills and knowledge to form a solid nursing foundation.

We take only three graduates each year, which means we can tailor your clinical experiences to meet your interests and ensure your growth as a registered nurse. Both our Beaufort and Skipton campuses allow for experiences in Residential Care, Acute and Urgent Care.

Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Computer Matching System

Beaufort and Skipton Health Service participates in the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) computer matching system. Prospective graduates need to adhere by the eligibility criteria that can be found at

What does our program include?

  • Orientation at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service and Grampians Health – Ballarat
  • Initial one week study block at Grampians Health – Ballarat
  • Three rotations. One at Beaufort, one at Skipton and one at Grampians Health – Ballarat
  • Supernumerary time at the beginning of each rotation
  • Attendance at study days run through Grampians Health – Ballarat with graduates from other Health Services
  • Support form clinical staff and education department

We strive for our graduates to

  • Consolidate and extend their experience in the delivery of health care that is person focused
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Collaborate with other health services to build connections and networks
  • Use reflective practice to enhance learning opportunities with the aim of developing critical thinking and situational awareness
  • Be able to accept and work with effective feedback to improve practice
  • Begin to develop leadership skills
  • Interact with students as mentors

How do I apply?

There is a two step application process. You must apply through the Allocation & Placement Service of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMVC) and then direct to the organisation.

Visit to check how to apply through the Allocation & Placement Service.

For BSHS please send your application in hard copy to
Learning and Development Manager, Kim Stevens
Beaufort and Skipton Health Service
28 Havelock Street, Beaufort, VIC 3373

What is required in my BSHS application?

  • An application letter outlining career objectives
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Certified copies of all Clinical Placement Assessments from second and third year placements
  • Minimum of two professional referees from clinical placements
  • Certified copy of academic transcript
  • A passport photo

When do applications close?

Applications close annually at the end of July with interviews starting mid-August.

What is the interview process?

Individual interviews will be conducted by a two-person panel. The interviews will include questions relating to adult learning, clinical scenarios, communication and professional issues. Questions are based on the ANMC Competencies, Aged Care Standards and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

What will my roster look like?

All graduates are employed at 0.8 EFT, 8 shifts or 64 hours per fortnight, on a rotating roster which includes a combination of early and late shifts, weekdays, weekends and public holidays. Short periods of night duty may be rostered based on clinical readiness.

What clinical support with there be?

You will be supported through the program by the education team at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service and Grampians Health – Ballarat, Nurse Unit Managers, Associate Nurse Unit Mangers and all senior staff.

What opportunities are available after my graduate year?

You are encouraged to submit an expression of interest to the Director of Clinical Services towards the end of the program regarding future employment opportunities at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service.

When does the program start?

The program begins in January and is 52 weeks in duration.

Where can I get more information?

Email our Learning and Development Manager, Kim Stevens

Please note candidates must have current APHRA registration, Working with Children Check, Influenza vaccine and be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations.

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