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Nursing and Midwifery Careers

Sydney Local Health District is proud to employ nurses and midwives who are experienced, dedicated and professional. 

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Are you looking for a highly specialised, supportive and evidence-based Transition to Practice program?

Sydney Local Health District offers a range of career pathways to enhance your professional development.

Start your future career in Nursing or Midwifery with us.

As an employer we offer:

  • Transition to Practice Programs
  • A diverse range of clinical specialties and career opportunities
  • Professional support
  • Education and development – including governance, engagement, innovation, clinical skills, management, leadership, education, research and technical skills
  • A range of experience in community-based services and teaching hospitals in a metropolitan setting
  • Flexible working hours

Find your future career now

Our Recruitment Programs

Our experienced team will help you build on the foundations of your university studies to support your transition from a new graduate to a confident Registered Nurse or Midwife with exciting career opportunities.

Our programs provide opportunities to work across a range of clinical specialties to develop and consolidate your skills, knowledge and practice. They are designed to:

  • Provide a structured and coordinated approach to clinical practice development
  • Promote workplace learning 
  • Enhance collaboration and communication

MidStart Program

2025 postgraduate midwifery student position recruitment

Applications for MidStart recruitment open 9am Tuesday 21 May 2024.

To apply for a MidStart position with Sydney Local Health District all you need to do is select 'Sydney Local Health District' as your first preference in your application.

Prior to your interview you will be asked your preference of:

  • Work location
  • University to complete Graduate Diploma of Midwifery course

Face to face interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 July 2024.

Program locations

View Sydney Local Health District's 2025 MidStart Program below.
View our 2025 MidStart Midwifery Programs

The 2025 MidStart Handbook has everything you need to know about MidStart.

SydneyConnect Image: Canterbury Hospital Maternity and Birthing Suites
SydneyConnect Image: Canterbury Hospital Maternity and Birthing Suites

GradStart Program

2025 graduate nursing and midwifery recruitment

Applications for GradStart recruitment open 9am Tuesday 18 June 2024.

To apply for a GradStart position within Sydney Local Health District all you need to do is select 'Sydney Local Health District' or 'Sydney Local Health District - Mental Health Services' as your first preference in your application.

Prior to your interview you will be asked your preference of:

  • Work location
  • Stream 
  • Hours of work

Interviews will be face to face café style from Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August 2024.

Program locations

View Sydney Local Health District's 2025 GradStart Programs below.

View our 2025 GradStart Nursing Programs

The 2025 GradStart Handbook has everything you need to know about GradStart.

GradStart Concord Hospital
SydneyConnect Image: GradStart program staff at Concord Hospital

Enrolled Nurse Transition Program

Sydney Local Health District intake period

Intakes for our Enrolled Nurse Transition Program commence regularly throughout the year.

Sydney Local Health District Enrolled Nurse Transition program is a 12-month program designed to support the transitional phase of your Enrolled Nursing career.

We offer clinical support and access to a variety of learning opportunities.

Positions offered in this program are either full-time or part-time on a rotating roster. Facilities and Services involved in the program include Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Canterbury Hospital; Concord Hospital; Balmain Hospital; and Mental Health Services.

The program will further develop your skills, knowledge and confidence through:

  • A structured orientation program
  • Two 6-month clinical rotations
  • Supernumerary clinical days
  • Four study days throughout the year
  • Regular reflective practice sessions
  • Regular in-service education

For more information about the Sydney Local Health District Enrolled Nurse Transition program contact our Enrolled Nurse Clinical Practice Development Coordinator on 0459 851 347 or email mandy.burgess@health.nsw.gov.au 

Recruitment Resources