Graduate Nurse Program

Job posted: 06/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 15440

Reference: 15440

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Part-time 0.8 (64 hours per fortnight), Fixed-Term - 12 months with opportunity to continue into post graduate program.

  • Based across Forensicare services

  • Commence 16 January 2023

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Forensic mental health is a specialist area within the mental health service system. The services provided by Forensicare address the needs of offenders experiencing mental health issues, the mental health sector, the justice sector and the general community.

The primary focus of this work is on providing clinical services for the effective assessment, treatment and management of forensic patients and clients and people with a mental illness who have offended or are at risk of offending. We are committed to providing Recovery-orientated forensic mental health services in which the principles of hope, social inclusion, personalised care and genuine collaboration are fundamental to practice.

These services are delivered through three streams, inpatient services at Thomas Embling Hospital, community services through the Community Forensic Mental Health Service and prison based services at several locations.  Forensicare provides a comprehensive research program and specialist training and professional education for our staff and mental health and associated fields.

About the role:

The Graduate Nurse Program assists the graduate nurse in transition from student nurse to Registered nurse. It aims to enhance the clinical and professional confidence and competence of the graduate in a supportive environment, which fosters continuing learning, professional responsibilities and independence.

Graduates will work rostered shifts, including nights. Rotations during the program will be split between various areas within Forensicare, with the opportunity for rotations at Thomas Embling Hospital and Prison based services.

All graduates must be registered with AHPRA prior to commencement on the 16th of January 2023.

To facilitate the development of graduates into competent, knowledgeable and responsible mental health nurses, all students will be enrolled into the first year of a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, with the opportunity to continue onto a postgraduate year, dependent on the successful completion of academic and clinical components of the first year.  Study leave will be provided to meet academic requirements.

Application Process:

Applicants are to be registered through Computer match. They must include Forensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) as one of their computer match preferences.

Please include (attach) a cover letter, resume (including at least one professional and one clinical reference), passport size photo, most current academic transcript (with key), mental health student clinical appraisal(s).

Please note if you have not completed a mental health placement prior to your application, please submit another clincial appraisal. Please submit your mental health clinical apprasial when you recieve it.

For all other enquiries please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator: graduatenurseprogram@forensicare.vic.gov.au

Mandatory qualifications & registrations:

  • Bachelor of Nursing

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) prior to commencment of the program.

 This position is subject to a Police Check.


  • We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions.

  • Excellent leave entitlements.

  • Post-graduate scholarship opportunities

  • Ongoing training and full orientation.

  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Programs.


For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits 

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare. The current health orders require evidence of three doses.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.


Graduate Nurse Program

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Skye Carter - (03) 9495 9203
Clinical nurse educator - (03) 9495 9203

Graduate Nurse Program