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2025 Graduate Nurse Program

Let’s build a nursing career you are proud of.  Applications open on 6 June 2024 for our 2025 Graduate Nurse Program



Why build your career with Cabrini?

Choosing your Graduate Program is the first step in creating the career you want. So it’s important to choose the program that works for you.

Our Graduate Program is designed to shape Victoria’s best nurses. That’s why so many graduates stay with us beyond their program. With greater access to 1:1 teaching, ongoing contracts and a proven track record of supporting graduates to build successful pathways, Cabrini’s Graduate Program offers you the best opportunity to build a career you’ll love.

Our not-for-profit framework enables us to continually invest in our nursing workforce future. We do this through prioritising nursing education and training, this means we can maintain our exceptional patient experience.

As a large private teaching hospital (800+ beds) across three campuses, we are able to provide you with the full range of experience: ED, surgical, medical, ICU, mental health, maternity, through to palliative care. Our program is well supported by senior clinical staff in all areas.

Curated by a team informed by their own time as Cabrini Graduates, our program works for and with grads to deliver the best possible experience.

Cabrini Graduate Program – Let’s build your career in care.

Learn more about the program

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What you need to know

  • 12-month program with ongoing contract – starting mid-February 2025
  • Open to newly graduating registered nurses
  • Applications close 12 July
  • Two clinical rotations OR direct entry to 12-month Perioperative Services engagement

What you need to apply

  • On-track for AHPRA registration before February 2025
  • CV and certified transcripts
    (please provide the key to understanding these academic results)
  • Two most recent clinical placement reports with references

Please note Cabrini runs our program applications and offers independently and is not part of the PMCV APS match process.

“Cabrini is big enough to offer all the professional opportunities I want in my career. Plus, Cabrini has a really friendly community, and people who actually care about each other”. - Cabrini Graduate Nurse - Belle

Our program - built by past graduates for today's graduates

Join our Graduate Nurse Program to access a full range of learning experiences supported by a talented and robust team of educators, some who have been Cabrini graduates themselves.

Through your 12-month program and beyond, we will provide you access to 1:1 teaching to set you on the path to becoming confident in your practice and on your way to a successful career.

Our program centres on creating the best pathway for you, which is why we work hard to match you with your preferences in your rotations.

Operating across our 3 hospitals, you can apply to access.

Apply Nursing   Apply Perioperative   Apply Midwifery

General Graduate rotations

Your individually tailored program offers four days of work each week and is supported by supernumery and interactive study days.

Program delivery sits across 3 dynamic sites, with Elsternwick hosting the Mental Health rotation exclusively.

Across the General Graduate stream you will have the opportunity to work in two rotations across:


  • Cabrini Malvern

    Emergency open 24 hours

    181-183 Wattletree Rd, Malvern VIC 3144
  • Cabrini Brighton

    243 New Street, Brighton VIC 3186
  • Cabrini Elsternwick

    Lisa Thurin Women’s Health Centre
    2-6 Hopetoun Street, Elsternwick VIC 3185

Secure your future - get the best start with Cabrini

Our program is designed to set you up for a successful Graduate year, to help you become the best nurse you can be. That’s why we offer:

  • Ongoing contracts
  • 30.4 hour work week
  • Free uniforms
  • Interactive study days
  • Leading number of supernumery days
  • Flexible rosters
  • Smaller cohorts, and more educators
  • Leading salary packaging (means you will take home more pay)
  • Committed rotation at offer stage
  • Career coaching

At the conclusion of the 12-month program, our Graduates are connected to a guaranteed, ongoing role on one of our wards or speciality areas.

Cabrini creates a raft of professional development opportunities to enhance the graduates year, including the chance to partake in post-graduate studies and other Transitions to Specialty Practices critical care areas. Our Graduate Program alumni have also developed careers beyond nursing, working in education, leadership, quality, compliance and corporate services.

How to apply

You’ll need the following before completing your application:

  • CV, including details of clinical placements undertaken
  • Details of two clinical referees (name, position title, email address)
  • Certified copies of your academic transcript (you can get these certified at your local chemist)
    (please provide the key to understanding these academic results)
  • Two recent acute clinical placement reports (including your final year)
  • A passport size photo for your ID badge

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Grad nurse apply steps

Shortlisted candidates will be emailed an invite to participate in an on-site video interview at the Cabrini Graduate Discovery and Assessment Day. This will involve team assessments, a hospital tour, and an opportunity to network with our current and past graduates, nurse managers and other Cabrini leaders.

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Got questions?

Our graduate coordinator, Sue Hewat, is here to help you present the best possible application you can.

Feel free to send her any enquiries or questions throughout the application process.

Please send enquiries to