Great Southern graduate programs

The Great Southern offers amazing opportunities for graduate nurses and midwives across the region. 

Opportunities are available at hospitals and health services in Albany, Katanning, Kojonup and Gnowangerup across general medical and surgical, day surgery, sub-acute care, emergency department, maternity and mental health. Graduates may rotate between the regional resource centre and multi-purpose sites where they will develop a broad range of skills. 

There is also an option for nurses wishing to specialise in mental health to work solely in the 16-bed acute mental health unit. 

Graduate midwives have the opportunity to develop their skills in an eight-bed maternity unit, which supports approximately 500 births per year.

About the Great Southern

Albany is a coastal city with a rural lifestyle about 438 km from Perth, and a population of around 31,000. Albany offers many different activities such as surfing, fishing, bushwalking, sailing and some fantastic beaches. There are many natural attractions near Albany, including coastal features, national parks, forests and mountain ranges.

The Shire of Katanning is centrally located in the heart of the Great Southern, with a population of around 4,000. It offers the advantages of a rural lifestyle, with the convenience of easy access to the cities of Perth, Albany and Bunbury. There are many accessible natural attractions such as the amazing south coast, Stirling Range and Porongurup’s. The vineyards of Mount Barker and Denmark are added attractions.

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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