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Our application process

Applications for our 2020 Graduate Nurse Program will open on Monday 10th June 2019 and will close on Friday 19 July 2019. 

To apply for a position at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, you must do both of the following:

  1. Participate in the Victorian Nursing Computer Match and ensure that you select the Graduate Nurse Program at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital as a first or second choice through the Computer Matching Service. You can participate in the Nursing Computer Match by contacting the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, (03) 9670 1066 or visit 
  2. Apply directly to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital via the following link. (You will need to create an account):

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is unable to accept any applications outside the Computer Match Program. All suitable applicants will be individually interviewed by the nurse education coordinator, a nurse educator and a clinical nurse unit manager and interviews will be held from late July to early September 2019. Applicants who are interstate will be interviewed by telephone and all successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their interview as soon as possible.

Please include the following documents in your online application to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Ann Vintiadis, Nurse Education Coordinator)
  • Up-to-date resume/CV (include at least 2 referees)
  • Most recent academic transcript (does not need to be certified)
  • Clinical appraisal for 2nd and 3rd  academic year, preferably in acute placements
  • Up-to-date passport photo (x2)


As part of your application, you are required to provide two referees who we can contact following the interview. Referees should be people you know in some professional capacity who can comment on your clinical skills and abilities. Please inform them that you have nominated them as a referee and that they will be contacted in August or September2019. Please include their work telephone number(s) and email address.

Please Note: If you nominate a Clinical Educator as a referee, they must have supervised you for a minimum of 2 weeks in either Semester 1 or 2 in 2019.


The results of the Nursing Computer Match will be provided to hospitals and candidates in October 2019 online via PMCV. If you have been successfully matched with the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital you will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm the match.

Aim of Graduate Nurse Program   

To facilitate the development of the graduate to become a competent nurse practitioner. This includes socialisation processes for the development of professional relationships and the delivery of safe patient care. 

Length of course

The program is full time for 52 weeks including 6 weeks annual leave. The program will commence on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Clinical rotations

The following areas are utilized for clinical placement for all graduates;

  • Ward 8 (ophthalmology and ENT beds)
  • Ward 4 (Short Stay Care Centre)
  • Operating Theatre Suite /Day Surgery Facility
  • Emergency Department
  • Specialist Clinics

Clinical support

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has a long history of supporting new staff. When you start in the clinical areas you will be ‘buddied’ up with a nurse familiar with the learning needs of the new graduate. In addition to our nurse educators, we have very experienced nurses in all our clinical areas who are always willing to assist new staff.


When you start your employment at the Eye and Ear you will attend a comprehensive orientation program, which includes a nursing program followed by a general hospital orientation.


In each clinical area you will be supernumerary for a specific period based on both your needs and those of the clinical area.

Learning and development opportunities

The graduate program offers significant opportunities for learning:

  • A comprehensive one week orientation program followed by 5 full study days scheduled throughout the year.
  • All study days involve presentations and discussion incorporating professional development and clinical nursing. 
  • An extensive online education program. This includes mandatory learning activities for all nursing staff, consisting of both learning modules and practical assessments.
  • Regular In-service sessions.


  • Prior to commencing employment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital you must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency as a Registered Nurse.  If you are not registered at this time, our offer of employment will be withdrawn.

  • Employee Benefits at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

  • The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is centrally located, close to public transport and a short walk to the CBD. We offer considerable employee benefits, including salary packaging and subsidised car parking.


Graducate nurse with patient file