Graduate Nursing Program

As a graduate nurse at Forensicare, you will be supported in your transition from student to Registered Nurse. Our Graduate Nurse Program will provide you with a supportive environment where you will:

  • enhance your clinical and professional confidence and competence; and
  • given opportunities to continue learning and be given professional responsibilities and independence.

Training & development

To facilitate your ongoing development into a competent, knowledgeable and responsible Registered Nurse in a specialist forensic mental health service, you, along with all our graduates, will be enrolled into the first year of a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing. You will also be given the opportunity to continue your postgraduate study following the successful completion of academic and clinical components of the first year. Study leave will be provided to support your academic requirements.

Nursing placements

Graduate nurses at Forensicare work rostered shifts, including nights. Placement during the program is rotated across a range of our service areas.

2020 Graduate program

If you’re interested in being part of our Graduate Nursing Program we strongly advise you attend one of our information sessions and tours to find out more. Take a look at our Graduate Nursing Program 2019 flyer for more details.

Applications for our 2020 program need to be submitted via Computer Match.

Information sessions and tours 2019

Details for our Graduate Nurse Program information session and hospital tour are being finalised.  Please check back again in April 2019.




Thomas Embling Hospital, Yarra Bend Road,  Fairfield

What to bring:

Thomas Embling Hospital is a secure hospital so you will need to bring along photo identification such as a driver’s licence or passport to attend the tour.


Please RSVP via our online booking form no later than 1 week prior to the session you want to attend.  Please provide your name and DOB and the session you want to attend.

More information

For more information contact:

Clinical Nurse Educator