King Edward Memorial Hospital offers the largest Graduate Midwife Program in Western Australia to facilitate the transition of beginning level practitioners into the workforce. The hospital also participates in the Graduate Nurse Program offering placements in neonatal, gynaecological and perioperative nursing in partnership with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. 

Postgraduate neonatal education

In collaboration with a Western Australia university, the hospital offers a Graduate Certificate/Masters qualification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing as well as a hospital based Registered Nurse/Midwife Neonatal Level 2 Nursing Certificate Course, providing participants with the knowledge and competencies to practice in a Neonatal Level 2 unit.

More information is available at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research (DNAMER).

Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program

The hospital offers a 54 week Graduate Mental Health Nurse Program run in conjunction with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Graduates will enrol into the Master of Clinical Nursing course via ECU, but may exit from the course with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Mental Health). The course includes rotating to WA Country Health Services (WACHS) for a six month rural and remote placement. Programs commence in January and July each year.

More information is available at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research (DNAMER).


GradConnect is WA Health streamlined online recruitment system that provides a wide choice of employment opportunities for newly qualified nurses and midwives. More information is available on the
WA Health GradConnect portal (external site).