Applications for graduate positions using the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria computer matching service will open on Monday 6 June 2022. To help you get ready, the ANMF (Vic Branch) undergraduate nurse/midwife student study days are coming up at the end of May.
This annual event aims to help final-year undergraduate nursing and midwifery students prepare for their graduate year, as well as for the graduate year application process – including navigating the computer matching service, as well as writing resumes and job applications that get noticed, and how to ace interviews.
Getting this part right can help you secure your preferred graduate program, so it can’t be an afterthought. But we know the process can be overwhelming, which is why graduate coordinators from metropolitan and regional hospitals will be in attendance to answer any questions you have about their graduate programs.
‘I was very nervous and unsure about the process and now I feel excited to get into it. Made the process seem much less daunting.’
Recent graduates will also share their firsthand insights into what they wish they had known before their own graduate year, and the ANMF Graduate and Final Year Support Officer will be available to answer any questions you may have. There will also be a special presentation on how to deal with transition shock: the better prepared you are, the easier it will be.
‘All the sessions were equally valuable, it was great information and will be very useful for me to make smooth transition from student to grad year position.’
You will also learn everything you need to know about the AHPRA registration process, and find answers to all your questions about your pay, entitlements and support services.
The study days will be held at the Carson Conference Centre, 535 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May, so you can choose the day that best suits your schedule – handy for those who are on placement. Registrations are open now, or you can register on the day. Early registration is encouraged, however, as places are limited and the event has sold out in previous years.
Cost: ANMF student member: $40; non-member: $120
ANMF student members are also entitled to $80 credit for online continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which can help your resume stand out.
The undergraduate student study days are hosted by ANMF (Vic Branch) in association with Hesta, Aware Super and Nurses & Midwives Health.