Graduates and Students

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Buderim Private Hospital 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. At our hospital, individuals, families, and communities can find the support they need to achieve positive health and life outcomes because we believe everyone should be able to live life in all its fullness.

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.

Two streams to consolidate your skills:

General Nursing Stream (two 6-month rotations)

  • Acute Medicine
  • ENT
  • Gynaecology
  • Plastics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Vascular
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical
 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: 

2024 Programs Duration Hours Streams on offer Intake
2024 Mid-Year Graduate Nurse Program Permanent Part-time 64 hours/ fortnight
  • General
  • Perioperative
Successful candidates will be placed according to hospital requirements.
2024 Intake, applications are due to open August 2023 for a 4 week period.

How to apply

Buderim Private Hospital has two intakes a year:
  • 2024 Graduate intake now open. Applications will close on the 3rd of September,
To apply, you will need to:
  • Register an account on our electronic recruitment system.
  • Select Buderim Private Hospital Graduate Nurse Program (under Vacancies), and hit Apply Now.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the application – you will also need to supply a cover letter and resume.
  • If you already have an account, simply click here.

For detailed instructions, please read our guides below.

Download the Buderim Private Hospital Graduate Nurse Program brochure