Graduate programs

Applications for NT Health Graduate Nurse and Midwife Program are currently closed.

Watch the recent information session held on the of 9th June 2022 for information on how to submit the best application possible and available career pathways in NT Health.

The Graduate Nurse and Midwife Program runs over a 12‑month period with employment offered on a full-time basis. Requests for part-time employment may be considered based on your individual circumstances.

This program is available at:

  • Royal Darwin Hospital or Palmerston Regional Hospital
  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • Katherine Regional Hospital
  • Tennant Creek Hospital

There are a large range of clinical rotations available as part of the program. You will be allocated to a specific rotation plan at the beginning of your program. A small number of nursing clinical rotations may also be available through Gove District Hospital and Community Health Centres.

Watch these videos to hear from some recent nurses who have undertaken the program.

Read the 2023 GNMP applicant information pack PDF (1.7 MB) for more detailed information on the application requirements.


For all enquiries, email nursing and midwifery in the Northern Territory at or by calling 1800 000 648.

As a nursing/midwifery graduate with NT Health you will receive support and education from clinical educators and coaches as well as experienced nurses and midwives.

They will:

  • facilitate your transition into practice
  • allow for professional and personal development opportunities.

This includes debriefing sessions, case study presentations and clinical rotations.

If you’re interested in a specific area, you can request a clinical rotation in your cover letter and the department will try to meet your request.


Nursing graduates are allocated 2 clinic rotations of 6 months. Some hospitals and clinical areas may have a 12‑month specialty program.

These rotations include medical, surgical and specialty areas such as:

  • intensive care unit
  • operating theatres
  • emergency department
  • special care nursery and paediatrics
  • renal dialysis.


Midwifery graduates are allocated 3 or 4 clinical rotations depending on the hospital and clinical area.

These rotations include:

  • antenatal
  • birthing
  • postnatal
  • special care nursery
  • domiciliary care.

You must:

  • Have completed or be due to complete all elements of your diploma (enrolled nursing) or nursing or midwifery degree and be eligible for general registration.
  • Be registered as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or registered midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, (including all English testing if required) prior to commencement.
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a visa allowing ongoing, full-time employment in Australia (completed all English proficiency visa testing prior to application and evidence of completion).
  • Have less than 6 months full-time equivalent experience as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or registered midwife, as relevant to the approved program of study at the time of application (experience gained as part of COVID-19 workforces will be not included in calculations of hours).
  • Have not commenced a Graduate Nurse and Midwife Program or equivalent transition programs in the NT and any other state or territory.

Prior graduation will not be considered.

Upon completion, you will be provided with a certificate.

To secure ongoing employment after the program, you must apply for vacant positions, read more about Nursing and Midwifery recruitment.

Nursing graduate videos

Robyn's experience

Kristy's experience

Last updated: 22 August 2022

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