We offer opportunities for Grade 2 registered nurses who have completed a graduate mental health nurse program to undertake a formal supportive program while completing a postgraduate mental health nursing qualification.

Nurses in the program will have the opportunity to work in various clinical settings within the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Mental Health Services, including Orygen and Western Health and Wellbeing Services.

Through the Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Program, registered nurses working with us can complete a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing in conjunction with our affiliate universities:

Mitch Graham discusses the Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Program.

Aims of the program

The aim of the UoM, ACU or RMIT Graduate Diploma programs is to provide nursing students with the theoretical knowledge and skills to practice in their specialty area at an advanced beginner level.

Subjects are delivered using a combination of teaching methods, including:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Clinical simulation
  • Online learning
  • Worksheets

As a postgraduate nurse with us, you will be supported and mentored by the Mental Health Nursing Skills Development Unit, which includes Course Coordinators, Clinical Nurse Educators and other senior mental health nurses.

Employment requirements

You must be employed with us to undertake our Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Program.

All positions are full-time (1.0 EFT) or part-time (0.8EFT) and employment conditions are based on the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement (Award).

How to apply

Applications are now closed for the 2024 program.

Advertising for the 2025 program will begin in early October 2024. Please check back for updates.

Note: To apply for this program, you must be a registered nurse who has completed a Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program.

Need more information?

Contact the Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Program team at nwmhgpnp@mh.org.au.

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Looking for a career with us?

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 29 November 2023