Graduate Registered Nurses – Applications & Interviews

At CGH we believe that our personalised approach sets us apart when supporting our Graduates and staff. We have one small cohort of Graduate Registered Nurses who commence their program in February each year.

The computer match process is a two-part application process, all eligible students will first need to register with the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) and submit their list of hospital preferences. Following this, each applicant will then need to submit an application directly to each hospital on their preference list.


Part One PMCV:
CGH complies with the PMCV Computer Matching process. Further information regarding the PMCV computer match process including how to apply for a Graduate year at CGH and key dates can be found by clicking on the link below:

Part Two: Hospital Application:

To apply at CGH, the second part of the application process requires all applicants to submit an application (including all supporting documentation) directly to CGH via our e-recruitment website. Documentation required in order to submit a complete application includes the following:

  • Curriculum vitae with a current passport sized photo of yourself
  • An application letter describing which stream you are applying for and why you wish to take part in the CGH Graduate Program
  • Written responses to each of the following key selection criteria:
    – What excites you most about becoming a Graduate Nurse or Midwife at CGH?
    – How has a challenging situation helped you to grow?
    – How do your values align with those of CGH?
  • A certified transcript of academic results, to date
  • Two Clinical Appraisals – preferably final year, and excluding mental health

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CGH interviewing dates and processes comply with PMCV computer match guidelines. Following the closing date for applications, each application will be examined and invitations for interview will be emailed to successful candidates.

These invitations will ask you to open the attached link and select a time and date for interview.

At CGH we understand that interviews can be daunting, and we try to make it as nice as possible for you. Our interviews consist of a 30-minute panel interview in which there are 2-3 interviewers (Graduate Nurse and Midwifery Program Coordinator (GNMP), NUMs, HR representatives etc) and yourself. During this time, we take turns to ask you questions that are designed to allow us to learn a little bit more about you as well as examine your critical thinking and knowledge of our organisation.

Following this, there is a 15-minute partnered skills session which takes place in our skills lab. This session requires you and a partner (the person interviewed before or after you) to undertake a skill such as administration of a scheduled medication, assessment of a patient etc. This allows us to examine your communication skills, ability to follow process and work as a member of a team.

In light of the current Covid-19 global health pandemic, this year CGH will be conducting our interviews differently. In accordance with government directives to ensure social distancing we will be conducting our 2021 GNMP program interviews via an online platform such as ZOOM or Skype.

In lieu of the partnered skills session all applicants will be required to complete a short general knowledge/ theory test online. This will cover questions such as medication administration, patient assessment and critical thinking.

If you have any questions regarding the Graduate Nurse & Midwifery Program you are welcome to contact Amy Norden, the GNMP Coordinator, at Central Gippsland Health by phone on (03) 5143 8516 or email:


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