The Match

GNMP Match

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) conducts the Graduate Nurse Midwifery Program (GNMP) Match on behalf of the Department of Health.

All Victorian Public Health Service and two Private Health Services participate in the PMCV Match to recruit graduates for Nursing, Midwifery, Mental Health, Aged Care, Paramedicine, or combinations of, for the following year graduate placements.

Candidates entering the Match must agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and Match Rules to participate. Ensure you read these documents carefully.

2024 GNMP Match Overview

Eligibility Criteria for 2024 Match

To be eligible for the Match candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • Will qualify for registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Midwife (RM) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Completed all training requirements between 1 January 2024 and 30 June 2025.
  • Be an Australian/NZ citizen OR temporary resident who holds a visa that gives them the “Right to Work” in Australia.
and meet one of the following criteria:
Victorian resident studying at an approved Victorian education provider.
Victorian resident studying on-line at an Interstate University (via Distance Education)
Interstate residents living in a Victorian border community on the approved list (see GNMP website for full list of towns)
Interstate/New Zealand residents relocating to Victoria in 2025. A Statutory declaration is mandatory requirement.
Ineligible for the Match
  • Previously participated in a RN/RM nursing or midwifery graduate program*.  
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery – Employment model 
  • Completed their training prior to January 2024. 
  • Interstate (excluding border communities) or New Zealand candidates not relocating to Victoria in 2025 OR fail to provide the mandatory Statutory Declaration. 
  • Studying to be an EN or EEN 
  • Candidates on a Holiday Visa
  • PMCV has the discretion to refuse to include or remove an applicant in the GNMP match pursuant to its Code of Conduct and approved policies.
*If you have previously completed a RN graduate program and are now studying for a subsequent Bachelor of Midwifery/PG Midwifery you are eligible to apply for the match, but you must only select Midwifery positions in your preference list.

  • Candidates with a delayed course completion from 2023 Match can reapply.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery – clinical placement model. These candidates are eligible but must only preference midwifery positions.

  • Special circumstances to be approved by PMCV e.g., parental leave.

  • Ineligible interstate and New Zealand candidates are welcome to participate in the Late Vacancy process commencing Monday 9 September. 

How to Apply for the GNMP Match

How the Match algorithm works

Learn more about the sign-on bonus

Late Vacancy stage

Unmatched candidates, ineligible RN/RMs or those that didn’t apply can apply to Health Services with remaining vacancies from Monday 9 September 2024. Direct applications will only be accepted and assessed by Health Services once the PMCV Match process is complete. 

The Heath Service Directory will be updated at this time to reflect Health Services with vacancies and provide the current application contact details.