Kimberley graduate programs

Our Kimberley programs offer graduate nurses and midwives a unique experience living and working in a regional and remote setting. 

A range of positions are offered in the rotational graduate program in Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Kununurra. Rotational options vary from three or six month rotations.

Broome Hospital offers a medical/surgical ward, perioperative unit, non-admitted services (NAS), paediatrics and an emergency department. Derby Hospital offers a medical/surgical ward including paediatrics and an emergency department. Kununurra Hospital offers a medical/surgical ward including paediatrics and an emergency department. Fitzroy Crossing Hospital is a multi-site facility and offers a general ward and emergency department. Kununurra and Derby hospitals also offer a range of nursing opportunities including adult medical and surgical, paediatrics, palliative care and mental health. 

For those with a specific interest in mental health there is an option to complete a graduate program solely in the mental health setting at Mabu Liyan, a 13-bed acute facility at Broome Hospital.

For graduates interested in primary health, there is the option to undertake a Community and Population Health Program which includes positions in Broome, Derby or Kununurra. This program provides experience in school health, sexual health and generalist experience.

The Midwifery Graduate Program is based at the Broome Hospital maternity unit, which supports approximately 360 births per year. Graduates work across antenatal clinics with the possibility of rotations to the Midwifery Group Practice. 

All Kimberley programs will suit a graduate interested in remote areas and Aboriginal health.

About the Kimberley

Broome offers a unique and diverse range of lifestyle and recreational pursuits, close to beautiful beaches and as well as gorges, rivers and national parks. The resident population of Broome is around 15,000, but during the dry season, this increases to approximately 50,000.

Derby is located on the King Sound near the mouth of the Fitzroy River. The population of Derby and its surrounding communities is estimated to be around 5,000 people, fluctuating during the tourist season to around 7,000. Derby has exceptional access to gorges, fishing and camping locations.

Kununurra is part of the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, which covers an area of 121,000 square kilometres. Kununurra itself has an estimated population of around 5,000 and is located within the Ord River Irrigation Area on the edge of Lake Argyle. Popular activities in the area include camping, fishing, bushwalking and water sports.

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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