Benefits of undertaking a Graduate Year

Graduate nursing and midwifery programs support graduates during their first year of practice, providing an environment where they can consolidate and further develop their knowledge, skills and competence. Graduate programs can provide the platform for developing safe, confident and accountable professionals.

Victorian Department of Health Initiatives

The Victorian Department of Health have a range of incentives to support nurses and midwives to throughout their career.

For further information on nursing and midwifery Victorian Government incentives, please visit the Department of Health’s website: Department of Health – Nursing and Midwifery Graduates

For Graduates
Sign on bonus

If you graduate as a nurse or midwife in 2022, 2023 or 2024 and start your career in a Victorian public health service (working for at least 2 years), you may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of $5,000.

For more information including eligibility criteria, click the link below.

Undergraduate (entry-to-practice)
Nursing & Midwifery Scholarships

Scholarships of up to $16,500 are available for new domestic students who commenced an eligible nursing or midwifery program of study, between 1 January 2023 and the Semester 2, 2024 census date.

Note: The term ‘undergraduate (entry-to-practice)’ means undergraduate, graduate entry or professional entry degrees which lead to general registration as a registered nurse or a midwife. This may include double degrees and Master of Nursing programs.

For further information, including key dates, regarding the Victorian Government’s undergraduate (entry-to-practice) nursing and midwifery scholarships please see: