Midwife Graduate Program

Our graduate midwives strive for the highest standards of practice and learning in a supportive environment, to become valued and experienced analytical midwives.

Applications are invited from Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery and Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery Graduates.

Clinical experience

Over the 12 month program you will gain experience in our delivery suite, ante/post natal ward and special care nursery.

For double-degree applicants a rotation to a medical/surgical area may be possible.

Educational support

The program begins with an orientation to introduce you to Epworth Freemasons. Five study days are scheduled throughout the year, focusing on professional issues and ongoing education.

Epworth Freemasons offers a supportive, professional environment with supernumerary time, clinical nurse specialist and clinical nurse educator support.

Work hours

Graduates are employed on a part-time basis (four days per week).
We encourage flexibility in rostering and it is expected that you will work day, evening, weekend and night duty shifts.

Professional development

There are opportunities for you to continue working as a midwife at Epworth Freemasons at the completion of the graduate midwife program.

Locations and intake

This program operates at Epworth Freemasons.

Applications and further information

Applications for the Midwife Graduate Program can be submitted via our careers website during recruitment (intake) periods and can be found at our vacancies page.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Australian citizens and permanent residents only.

Bachelor of Midwifery Graduates and Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery Graduates:

Applications for the Graduate Midwifery Program should be submitted through the Graduate Program Computer Match Service. In addition, ensure you apply directly to Epworth HealthCare. Details of requirements are available at our vacancies page.

Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery Graduates

Application forms and details of requirements are available at our vacancies page.

An interview time will be arranged with you in August or September each year. Telephone interviews will be conducted for New Zealand and interstate applicants.

Computer Match selection process takes place based on applicant preferences and preferential list supplied by the hospital. Successful applicants will be contacted by mid-October each year via the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria or directly by Epworth staff.

Required documents

Documents are to be uploaded electronically during the application process and include:

  • Letter of application (no more than one page)
  • Concise curriculum vitae (no more than three pages, two preferred. Applications to Epworth Freemasons should be no more than two pages)

Include a list of second- and third-year placements (hospital, type of ward/experience and number of days) as well as names and accurate contact details, including phone numbers and email addresses, of at least two nursing referees who have directly supervised your undergraduate clinical experience. At least one referee must be from an adult acute health care setting, preferably from a third-year placement.

THEN provide hard copies of the following. Documents to be posted directly to the area you are applying to:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A certified transcript of all results (key to results to be included)
  • Complete copies of two recent clinical assessments, at least one of which must be from an adult acute health care setting (preferably third-year for RN program)
  • One recent passport-sized photograph with your name printed clearly on the back

Opportunities beyond the graduate year

Epworth is an organisation that prides itself on continual growth and expansion.

We believe in investing in and supporting our graduates through ongoing employment opportunities upon completion of their graduate year.

We see graduates as our workforce of the future and to support this ethos we offer further programs such as our Introduction to Speciality Practice (ISP), as well as a number of postgraduate speciality courses which are run in partnership with various universities. Some courses offered include: critical care (in all three streams, ICU, ED, cardiac), neuroscience, peri op, oncology, orthopaedics and general medical/surgical.

Further information and contacts

Frequently asked questions