Graduate Nurse Recruitment Begins


Graduate Nurse Recruitment Begins

Recruitment for graduate nurses in the Department of Health and Human Services will start next month with final year UTAS nursing students being able to apply for positions online via the DHHS website from 4 -13 September for early 2014 placements.

There will be 115 positions available across the year throughout the Tasmanian public health system.

As was the case in previous years, additional positions will be offered where opportunities are available.  For example in 2013 clinical areas exceeded the target of 115 positions, with 130 new graduates appointed.

Final year UTAS nursing students have a range of options open to them after graduation including seeking positions within the DHHS, private hospitals, private practices, aged and community care, private mental health facilities and interstate employment.

Historically, some nurses have also chosen to undertake additional nursing studies while others have sought experiences overseas.

Over the next few years it is expected there will be an increase in nursing graduates across Australia so the Department of Health and Human Services is working with Health Workforce Australia to ensure nursing graduates stay engaged in nursing.

Visit the DHHS website regularly throughout August for up to date information on Transition to Practice at:

Information sessions will be held throughout the state this week.


Date:  Monday 26 August 2013

Time:  2:30 – 3:30 pm

Venue:  Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Launceston General Hospital

North West

Date:  Wednesday 28 August 2013

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Venue:  Multi-B, Rural Clinical School, North West Regional Hospital

Date:  Thursday 29 August 2013

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Venue:  2D Classroom, 2nd floor, Mersey Community Hospital


Date:  Thursday 29 August 2013

Time:   2:00 - 3:30 pm

Venue:  Keith Millingen Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Clinical School, 43 Collins Street, Hobart