The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is committed to facilitating the professional development of our nursing staff. We are is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, subacute, general and specialist medical services.

About the programs

We have a proud history of supporting nurses in postgraduate programs in a variety of clinical areas, with the guidance and support of skilled clinical educators and our multi-professional team.

The RMH is affiliated with the following tertiary institutions for provision of our postgraduate nursing programs:

  • The University of Melbourne (UoM)
  • Deakin University
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • La Trobe University (LTU)
  • University of Tasmania (UTAS)

As a postgraduate student at the RMH, you will be supported and mentored by the RMH Nursing Education Unit (including clinical nurse educators), preceptors and our specialty clinical staff.

We aim to build teams that embrace and reflect The Melbourne Way – We put people first, lead with kindness and work together; we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Are you a mental health nurse?

Find out more about our Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Program.

Streams on offer 

Nurses wishing to undertake a clinically supported postgraduate certificate at the RMH must be accepted and enrol into one of the courses listed below. These courses are endorsed by the RMH.

Enrolment into postgraduate programs outside of those listed below will not supported by the RMH Nursing Education Unit.

Note that all stream availabilities are subject to change.

Acute Care
Catheter Laboratory
Emergency (mid-year 2023 program available, internal staff only)
Intensive care (mid-year 2023 program available)


The RMH Postgraduate Nursing Scholarship Program


To apply for the RMH Postgraduate Nursing Scholarship (PGNS), you must be:

  • A registered Nurse registered with AHPRA
  • Currently employed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital or will be employed at RMH while completing the postgraduate nursing course
  • Enrolled in a postgraduate program at an Australian University in 2023
  • Has not previously received RMH postgraduate scholarship funding in 2023

The RMH mental health services nursing staff are ineligible for this program. The RMH mental health services employees are participating in a different scholarship program targeting staff working in the mental health specialty and should contact their education leads for further detail.

Review the PGNS Application guide for further eligibility information.

How to apply

The RMH PGNS program will be offered again mid-year 2023.

Further information will be posted here and on the RMH Workplace in due course.

External nursing scholarship opportunities 

University scholarships

Professional organisation scholarships

Need more information?

Contact the Assistant Director of Nursing, Postgraduate Programs.

Postgraduate Nurse Program
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
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Postgraduate Nurse Program
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Nursing Education
Melbourne Simulation Centre
The RMH Parkville
Ground Level West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria