​​​​​​​Opportunities for Nurses and Midwives                              

Hunter New England Health boasts an accomplished, experienced and devoted nursing and midwifery team. 

Hunter New England Health values the diversity of the individuals who work within nursing and midwifery, and we are committed to employment practices that are fair, and equitable.

There has never been a better time to consider a career in nursing or midwifery as few professions offer you the chance to balance your career with your lifestyle. Let your career take you on an unforgettable journey, so come join our team.

Find out more about what we offer here

Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice​

'Join us on an unforgettable journey…'

There will be multiple exciting opportunities coming up for new graduate Nurses and Midwives within Hunter New England Local Health District to commence in 2021. 

To learn more about our facilities and services that will be offering the 'Transition to Professional Practice' program for Nurses, Midwives and MidSTART positions - please click here. 

Graduate Midwives

With a wide a varied region Hunter New England Local Health District can offer you opportunites to start your career in Midwifery.

School Based Trainees

This program provides young people with valuable paid work experience in their local public hospital while completing the Certificate 3, Health Services Assistance. This is part of the HSC, Human Services Framework and contributes to the ATAR. The Certificate 3 can be used as a pathway into the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) or the Undergraduate Degree at University (Registered Nursing). It also enables young people to work as Assistants in Nursing when they successfully complete.

​Advice for International Applicants

To be eligible for employment as a nurse or midwife in New South Wales you must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA). AHPRA will assess international nursing and midwifery qualifications for eligibility for registration in New South Wales. If you seek further information please visit the Nursing Midwifery Board or Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

All international nurses and midwives who are interested in seeking employment must  hold a current visa that entitles them to work within Australia.

For more information on application and registration requirements refer to the overseas recruitment information available on the website of the Nursing and Midwifery Office.

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