Student Placements

Students are required to bring a copy of their current police check, copy of the registered training provider agreement, and a copy of their immunisations and vaccinations including a copy of their Influenza vaccinations.


An annual staff scholarship budget of $5,000 will be allocated to support existing staff undertake formal education and training programs in accordance with the rules outlined below. The maximum grant per staff member will be:

  • $2,000 for staff completing a Masters or Doctorate at an Australian University.
  • $1,000 for staff completing a Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma or Post-Graduate studies at an Australian University.
  • $1,000 for staff completing a Certificate 3 or above at an Australian TAFE College.
  • Management has discretion in awarding a smaller amount to enable a greater number of staff to benefit from the scholarship fund. However, the minimum allocation will be $500.00.

Graduate Nurse Program

Graduate programs are designed to develop and nurture basic nursing skills that are interchangeable from rural remote health care settings to large metro hospitals.

Heywood Rural Health Graduate Program (GNP) details as following.

  • Annual intake of 1 Graduate Nurse (potential for mid-year intake)
  • Program is for 53 weeks with 5 weeks annual leave.
  • Comprehensive orientation program and 5 paid study days
  • (0.8EFT) 8 days per fortnight
  • Commencing February
  • 3 rotations in areas such as:
    • Acute care
    • Urgent care centre
    • Aged care
    • District Nursing services

For further information about the Portland Graduate Nursing Program please send an email to or call 0425861859

You need to apply via PMCV computer match (via directly to the organisation 

Your direct application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining your reason for GNP application
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume) with clinical experience outlined
  • 3 certified clinical placement assessments
  • Certified Academic transcript (including key)
  • 3 referees with contact details (clinical and work)

Send your application to

Lauren Newman RN RM Workplace Coach & Special Projects

Heywood Rural Health

21 Barclay Street

Heywood Vic 3304