Graduates and Students

Graduate Program

As a UnitingCare Health graduate at The Wesley Hospital you will have the opportunity to work within ​a world-renowned health care team in one of Queensland’s most complex and high acuity hospital environments. Our 95% retention rate of graduates within the first two years indicates our graduates are committed to providing excellent patient care, and believe UnitingCare Health is a truly great place to work.

Graduate Nurses Program UnightingCare Health

The Wesley Hospital is part of UnitingCare Health, one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland.

The hospital group is a major provider of healthcare services in Queensland which operates almost 1 000 licensed hospital beds and employs over 4 100 people in its four hospitals:

For further information regarding The Wesley Hospital Graduate Registered Nurse Program please see the brochures below:

What sets a UnitingCare Health Graduate Program apart?

Our reputation for graduate support has become a benchmark for other programs within the industry and there are a number of things which set UnitingCare Health apart:

  • High quality hospitals with state of the art facilities
  • Choice of rotations within diverse clinical specialties
  • Options of specialty Perioperative and Oncology Programs
  • A genuinely caring environment with an established network of support services for graduates
  • Extensive educational opportunities including structured graduate study days, formal courses and workshops
  • Planning and establishing a career path beyond your graduate year

Key dates

UnitingCare Health 2017 Graduate Registered Nurse Program

St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, The Wesley Hospital, The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital and St Stephen's Hospital - Hervey Bay.

Stage Date Campus
Applications Open Monday 11/7/2016
All Hospitals
Applications Close Sunday 24/7/2016
All Hospitals
Stage 1 Shortlisting
Monday ​25/7/2016 to
Sunday 21/8/2016
All Hospitals
Stage 2 Successful candidates invited to Graduate Selection Day
W/C 22/8/2016
All Hospitals
Graduate Selection Days W/C 5/9/2016
St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital
Graduate Selection Days W/C 12/9/2016
The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
St Stephen's Hospital
Graduate Selection Days ​W/C 19/9/2016
The ​Wesley Hospital
Graduate Program Commences ​January/February 2017
(Date TBC)
All Hospitals
To remain eligible for our Graduate Registered Nurse Program, you must complete:
  • Stage 1 Shortlisting Task (15 minutes within the dates outlined above)
  • Graduate Selection Days for your preferred hospital if successful (4 hours within the time period outlined above).

Selection process

The UnitingCare Health selection process is designed to learn about you as a whole person – not just your clinical skills as a nurse. The selection process enables us to assess your clinical knowledge, how you go about your work, your motivational fit with the organisation and your career goals.

The types of tasks you will be required to complete include:

  • Clinical Knowledge Assessment
  • Verbal and Logical Reasoning Assessments
  • Group Activities
  • Behavioural/Motivational interview

We combine several of these tasks into our selection process to ensure we give you every opportunity to show us your capabilities.

Shortlisted applicants will be provided with more information about the shortlisting stages and the Graduate Selection Days via email.

How to apply

The Welsey Hospital Enrolled Nurse Transition Program

Applications will open via SEEK and our e-recruitment system on Monday 11th July 2016.

UnitingCare Health 2017 Graduate Nurse Program

Applications will open via SEEK and our e-recruitment system on Monday 11th July 2016.

An ‘Application Guide’ will be available via the advertisement to provide you with additional support when applying.