How to apply

Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

St Vincent’s recommends prospective students have a minimum of 2 years nursing experience inclusive of a graduate nurse program year before taking up postgraduate studies with at least 6 months to 1 year experience in the specialty area of interest.


Step 1

Contact your Nurse Unit Manager, Postgraduate Coordinator and Practice Development Nurse to discuss your eligibility for Postgraduate study in your chosen stream.

You can contact the Postgraduate Coordinator at 

For all Mental Health Postgraduate applications, please refer to the guidelines in the heading under Mental Health.

Step 2

The Postgraduate Coordinator will seek expressions of interest to undertake Postgraduate study in May 2024. The expression of interest will be emailed to St Vincent's Nursing staff. Mid-year applications will be advertised in April (University of Melbourne – Emergency and Cancer stream only) for students wishing to commence midyear.

Note: The ICU stream will be advertised via Workday in August for both internal and external applicants to apply to.

Step 3

All expressions of interest will be reviewed by the Postgraduate Coordinator and respective NUM's and Practice Development Nurses. Some streams will offer a face to face interview with the unit manager. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Step 4

The Postgraduate Coordinator will notify the universities of formal acceptance of the successful candidates.

Step 5

Applicants will need to formally apply to the relevant university, attaching the documentation according to the university's website.


St Vincent's welcomes external applicants.

Postgraduate positions for the ICU stream will be advertised in July via Workday.

Please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator at SVHM.Education.reception to discuss Postgraduate opportunities for all streams. (Mental Health follow the links in the stream info page)