Wheatbelt graduate programs

Graduate nursing programs

The Wheatbelt offers graduate nursing programs in Northam, Narrogin and Merredin, including rotations to multi-purpose sites. 

Graduates will develop a broad range of skills during their graduate program including managing emergency care and utilising emergency telehealth video conferencing to communicate with medical staff for both inpatient, outpatient and emergency presentations. 

Multi-purpose sites include Beverley, Boddington, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Dalwallinu, Dumbleyung, Goomalling, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Narembeen, Quairading, Southern Cross, Wagin, Wongan Hills, Wyalkatchem (Koorda) and York.

The Wheatbelt is also pleased to offer a new and unique experience for graduates who have completed the Wheatbelt Graduate Program. The Transition to Specialty Program is a second twelve months in supported positions in specialty areas such as emergency, perioperative, cancer services and population health. Newly qualified nurses will be an integral part of each of these teams, gaining knowledge and experience in these highly specialised healthcare fields.

Graduate midwifery programs

The Wheatbelt offers opportunities for graduate midwives to work in the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) at two sites. The Narrogin MGP and Northam MGP both provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to women and babies choosing to access the service who are low to medium risk. They also offers ‘shared’ care options, which include antenatal and postnatal care for women and babies who are medium/high risk or choose to access care at a Perth Metropolitan Obstetric unit. 

About the Wheatbelt

Northam is centrally located in the Western Wheatbelt about 100 km east of Perth, with a population of around 7,000. Northam, Toodyay and York provide a wide range of recreation activities, with many sporting clubs and social activities available. The Avon Valley and surrounds are home to numerous festivals and activities including the Avon Descent, agricultural shows and music festivals.

Narrogin is the major centre of the Southern Wheatbelt located 198 km from Perth, with a population around 5,000. Many smaller townships surround Narrogin. The town has a wide variety of sport and recreation activities, as well as community events.

The Eastern District is based around Merredin, which is located 260 km east of Perth-a comfortable two and a half hours drive (but also accessible by train or bus). Merredin is a major site between Kalgoorlie and Perth and is the hub for the Eastern District of the Wheatbelt.

Find out more about our services in the Wheatbelt.

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