Goldfields graduate programs

The Goldfields region offers many unique opportunities for newly qualified nurses and midwives.

Newly qualified midwives can consolidate their learning and experience at the Kalgoorlie maternity ward, which supports approximately 500 births per year. 

Newly qualified registered nurses have options across the region’s health services. There are programs in either Kalgoorlie or Esperance to develop a broad range of skills in medical and surgical nursing.

In Kalgoorlie there is the possibility of rotations in areas such as emergency paediatrics, palliative care and infection prevention and control.  

Specialty programs are also available where newly qualified nurses spend 12 months developing skills in perioperative services, mental health and community health.  

Newly qualified registered nurses may also work under the direction of a midwife in the Kalgoorlie maternity ward to care for postnatal mothers and neonates in the special care nursery.

About the Goldfields 

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is Australia's largest outback city, located in the heart of Western Australia's Goldfields region, 600 km east of Perth. Kalgoorlie-Boulder is Australia's gold mining capital and services the entire Goldfields region with a permanent population of more than 59,000 people spread over 95,000 square kilometres. This includes 17 aboriginal communities that make up approximately eight per cent of the population. In addition, a significant number of temporary fly-in-fly-out temporary workers are brought to the region by the mining industry. Nestled amongst majestic architecture, this buzzing community maintains an outback lifestyle supplemented by a vibrant social atmosphere and entertainment venues.

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Please note - whilst all information is provided in good faith and endeavours are made to minimise the impact on graduates, due to the constantly changing nature of healthcare, graduate program components are occasionally subject to change (including locations, intake dates, rotations, access to postgraduate opportunities and other aspects).
Last Updated: 17/05/2022