We can help you through the application process when you're ready to apply for the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program.

Do you want to apply for our 2025 GMHNP intake?

Applications are open and will close Friday 21 June 2024.

Application process

  1. Create an account with the PMCV Allocation and Placement Service
  2. Download and complete our application form
  3. Upload your completed application form and supporting documents through the GMHNP listing (job ID number 74937) via the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) online recruitment portal
  4. Apply for the PMCV Match when it opens and select the Royal Melbourne Hospital Mental Health Services as your first (or desired) preference

Preparing your application

Complete the following steps to prepare your application for submission.

  1. Complete the application form, making sure you read everything and complete the entire form.

    Include at least one clinical referee from recent acute and mental health clinical placements. You may change or update your referees at the interview if required.

  2. Write a cover letter, describing why you wish to undertake the GMHNP with the RMH. Address your cover letter to the 'GMHNP Coordinator'

  3. Prepare your resume/curriculum vitae (CV). Include the following:

    • All nursing and other tertiary qualifications
    • Employment history in clear chronological order
    • All nursing experience (must include dates)
  4. Prepare copies of the following:

    • A transcript of all academic results received to date. This must be a certified copy of an official transcript and include a grading key
    • Two clinical placement evaluations: one from mental health and one from general health. Include certified copies of formative and summative assessments

Submitting your application

Applications for the GMHNP are open from Monday 27 May 2024 to Friday 21 June 2024.

Only applications uploaded to the RMH online recruitment portal to job ID number 74937 will be accepted.

Selection process

Your aptitude for mental health nursing is often as much about your attitude as it is about the knowledge and skills you learn as an undergraduate nurse.

Your application will be assessed on your academic results, clinical assessment tools and experience.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to make themselves available for an online interview.

We request referee checks from the referees you nominate on your application form. You may change or update your referees at the interview.

Interview format

We will use video interviews collected through the PMCV’s Allocation and Placement Service, as well as our own personalised online interviews.

The aim of the interview is to get to know you better, as well as to give you an opportunity to ask questions about the program.

For more information, contact the Graduate Mental Health Nurse Coordinators at the Mental Health Nursing Workforce Skills Development Unit at gmhnp@mh.org.au or call (03) 8387 2731.

Links and documents

Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)
PMCV conducts the Graduate Nurse Midwifery Program (GNMP) match on behalf of the Department of Health. This link is for graduates for Nursing, Midwifery, Mental Health, Paramedicine, or combinations of these areas for 2025 graduate placements.
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Find out more about current vacancies in our mental health services on the Royal Melbourne Hospital online recruitment system.

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Last updated 23 May 2024