Graduates and Students

Graduate Program

As a St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Graduate, you will be part of a world renowned healthcare team, learning in one of Australia’s highest acuity tertiary hospitals.

Graduate Nurses Program UnightingCare Health

For over 60 years, we’ve been a leader in complex health needs, bringing together the finest medical experts and technology to deliver holistic care and support for our patients and their families.

At St Andrews we’re proud of reputation for graduate support, retention and success, with many Graduates going on to experience exceptional careers with our family, and beyond. 

Specialised, in-depth learning.

A 12 Month program, we offer the opportunity to consolidate your skills in a single clinical specialty – deepening your learning experience, and setting you up for success.

Two streams to consolidate your skills:

General Nursing:

  • Acute Medicine, Respiratory, Palliative Care
  • Cardiology / Coronary Care
  • Cardiothoracic/Vascular
  • Orthopaedics/Neuroscience/Neurosurgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical – Adult and Paediatrics, Plastics, ENT, Colorectal Eye, Gynaecology, General Surgical

Whilst not offered as a specific stream, nearly 20% of our surgical patients are Paediatric.

Perioperative Stream

There are three Perioperative Programs available at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital:

  • Scrub/Scout Program
  • PACU (Post Anaesthetics Care Unit)
  • Anaesthetics Program

Both programs include a comprehensive theoretical component as well as a supportive clinical component


Together, you’ll go places.

St Andrews War Memorial Hospital prides itself on providing career opportunities in a range of clinical specialities. We’re in it for the long haul, which is why we’re committed to your on-going career development post-program and why our program consistently achieves over a 90% retention rate.

Following your program, you’ll be highly encouraged to continue your career with St Andrews, or be supported in applying for other opportunities within UnitingCare. You can explore the areas you completed placement in, or look to try something completely different. 

We recognise the importance of continually learning and developing as individuals – it’s even one of our values. We partner with the University of Tasmania to provide our people with the opportunity to further themselves through a range of postgraduate courses.

We also offer scholarships and bursaries to continue your professional development long after your program finishes.


Genuinely supporting you to succeed.​

Graduate study days, education sessions, formal courses, workshops and supernumerary hours are just some of the ways we support you in your Graduate year.

Most importantly, we offer educators, leaders and team mates that genuinely care from the heart about your success. Some have been supporting and educating others for over 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience your first year in the real world


St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Application Dates:

2019 Programs Duration Hours Streams on offer Intake
2019 Graduate Registered Nurse Program - Mid Year 12 months (fixed- term) Part-time 64 hours/ fortnight 
  • General
  • Perioperative
​Application Date for 2019 MID YEAR Program to be confirmed
2019 Graduate Enrolled Nurse Program - Mid Year 12 months (fixed- term) Part-time 64 hours/ fortnight  Successful candidates will be placed according to hospital requirements. St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital Graduate Enrolled Nurse Programs are advertised regularly throughout the year.
2020 Graduate Registered Nurse Program 12 months (fixed- term) Part-time 64 hours/ fortnight 
  • General
  • Perioperative
Application Date for 2020 Program to be confirmed