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RN Graduate Program – Aged Care Stream

Program Overview

Echuca Regional Health Graduate Nurse Program Aged Care Stream.

Positions are offered at 0.8 EFT (8 days per fortnight).

Recruiting is in collaboration with Post Medical Council of Victoria Allocation and Placement Service.

This graduate program is designed to help the Graduate Nurse transition from student to Registered Nurse and to provide consolidation of knowledge and skills whilst using a holistic approach to the delivery of nursing care in the Aged Care setting.

This is an exceptional opportunity in gerontological nursing. Graduates will have the opportunity to commence studies in a Postgraduate Certificate in Gerontological Nursing.

Commencement date: January 20, 2025

Support available

  • Graduate Nurse Coordinator
  • Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Clinical Support Nurses
  • Clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Orientation time
  • Supernumerary time
  • Paid Professional Development days
  • Simulation sessions
  • Access to E-learning programs
  • Internal in-service programs
  • Accommodation available on site

Information sessions

In person or zoom facilitated information sessions are offered on the following dates:

Wednesday April 3rd 0900-1000

Thursday April 11th 0900-1000

Monday April 15th 0900-1000


Tuesday May 7th 0900-1000

Tuesday May 14th 0900-1000

Tuesday May 21st 0900-1000


Tuesday June 4th 0900-1000


Information sessions are held in the Echuca Regional Health Education Centre which is on the corner of Haverfield and Leichardt Streets Echuca.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Graduate Coordinator or 5485 5279 to:

  • To register their interest in attending in person, or
  • To register their interest in attending virtually and for a zoom link
  • For more information

How to apply

Register with Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Allocation and Placement Service (APS).

List Echuca Regional Health Graduate Nurse Program Aged Care Stream as a preference.

Nominate 2 referees. Provide name, position, email and phone contact details of each referee.

Submit application via the Echuca Regional Health Website and choose Echuca Regional Health Graduate Nurse Program Aged Care Stream.

This link will open on May 27, 2024 and close on June 21, 2024.

Key Selection Criteria

KSC1 Sound level of knowledge and skill relating to nursing care and the clinical environment appropriate to the position.

KSC2 Commitment to ongoing learning and the ability to accept constructive feedback and appropriate direction.

KSC3 Ability to set goals and objective and meet deadlines as required.

KSC4 Commitment to working as part of a team and the ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.

KSC5 Commitment to completing all requirements of the graduate nurse program continuing professional development.

KSC 6 Knowledge of contemporary nursing issues, trends and research.

KSC7 Commitment to quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

Documents required for application

Cover letter (1 page).

Curriculum Vitae: please include a list of dates and organisations where placements have been undertaken during Undergraduate Studies.

Academic Transcript: we understand that this will not yet be complete.

Current Police Check.

Current Working with Children Check.

NDIS check.

Two Clinical Placement Reports:  We require the entire document preferably from an acute placement in final year. We understand that you may not have completed 2 final year placements so please forward a second-year placement report from an acute placement if needed.

Responses to Key Selection Criteria.

Education Programs RN Graduate Program – Aged Care Stream