Graduate Programs at Barwon Health

Barwon Health aims to assist graduate nurses and midwives with their transition from student to registered practitioner. Our graduates are given opportunities to consolidate their knowledge, with the assistance of clinical staff, to develop high quality skills in a range of clinical settings.

Barwon Health is the largest employer in the Geelong and Surfcoast region, employing over 5,000 people. It is an exciting and forever expanding organisation which provides staff with ongoing educational and career opportunities.

Graduates at Barwon Health are employed to work part-time (four days/week) for 12 months. All graduates attend a four day orientation program at the beginning of the graduate program. Intakes occur in mid January and late February.

Barwon Health offers three programs:

  • Graduate Nurse Program
  • Graduate Nurse / Midwife Program (combined program for double degree graduates only)
  • Graduate Midwife Program

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.