Graduates and Students

Buderim Private Graduate Nurse Program

As a Buderim Private Hospital Graduate Nurse, you will be part of a world-class healthcare team, learning in one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded hospitals.

Graduate Nurses Program UnightingCare Health

We have a deep and real connection to the Sunshine Coast. With experience that’s nearly 40 years in the making, we’re driven by a desire to consistently exceed the needs and expectations of our patients, their families, and our community.

At Buderim Private, we’re proud of reputation for graduate support, retention and success, with many Graduates going on to experience exceptional careers with our family, and beyond.


Specialised clinical rotations

Over the course of a year and two clinical rotations, we offer the opportunity to consolidate your skills in several specialities – broadening your experience, and setting you up for success.


Three streams to consolidate your skills:

General Nursing Stream Our general program offers a range of specialties that rotate and vary each program:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Critical Care Services
  • DOSA/Day Surgery
  • ENT, Gynaecology, Plastics
  • Mental Health
  • Orthopaedics, Urology, vascular
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical

Midwifery/Nursing Stream
This program allows new graduates with dual nursing and midwifery registrations to work across all areas of midwifery, including: labour ward, post-natal and special care nursery; and complete a general nursing rotation.

Perioperative Stream

There are two Perioperative Programs available at Buderim Private Hospital:

  • Scrub/Scout Program
  • PACU (Post Anaesthetics Care Unit) / Anaesthetics Program

Both programs include a comprehensive theoretical component as well as a supportive clinical component. ​

Together, you’ll go places.

Buderim Private Hospital prides itself on providing career opportunities in a range of clinical specialities. We’re in it for the long haul, which is why we’re committed to your on-going career development post-program and why our program consistently achieves over a 90% retention rate.

Following your program, you’ll be highly encouraged to continue your career with Buderim Private Hospital, or be supported in applying for other opportunities within UnitingCare. You can explore the areas you completed placement in, or look to try something completely different. 

We recognise the importance of continually learning and developing as individuals – it’s even one of our values. We partner with the University of Tasmania to provide our people with the opportunity to further themselves through a range of postgraduate courses.

We also offer scholarships and bursaries to continue your professional development long after your program finishes.

Genuinely supporting you to succeed.

Graduate study days, education sessions, formal courses, workshops and supernumerary hours are just some of the ways we support you in your Graduate year.

Most importantly, we offer educators, leaders and team mates that genuinely care from the heart about your success. Some have been supporting and educating others for over 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience your first year in the real world.

Buderim Private Hospital Application Dates: 


2020 Programs Duration Hours Streams on offer Intake
2020 Graduate Enrolled Nurse Program 11 months (fixed term, two 5 ½ month rotations) Part-time 64 hours/ fortnight Successful candidates will be placed according to hospital requirements. Application for 2020 Program open 23/07/2019
2020 Graduate Registered Nurse Program 11 months (fixed term, two 5 ½ month rotations) Part-time 64 hours/ fortnight
  • General
  • Perioperative
  • Midwife/Nursing
Applications for 2020 Program open 15/07/2019