A virtual information hub for students and graduates

Transition to Practice: your virtual information hub

Our Transition to Practice (TTP) video sessions are perfect for current or graduate students looking to enter the workplace for the first time. This interactive Information Hub will allow you to watch presentations on current programs, learn how to apply, hints and tips for interviews, hear from current graduates, and gain CPD hours for FREE!*


Through this interactive page you will find information on:

  • Post graduate program options
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Resume writing and selection criteria
  • NMBA requirements
  • Superannuation
  • Opportunities for employment
  • Interstate graduate application guide
  • Links to applications and learning resources

*A CPD certificate will be issued to students or graduates once an online evaluation is completed.

  • 1. Welcome to the ANMF/HESTA Transition to Practice Information Hub

  • 2. How the ANMF can support you through your graduate year

  • 3. Writing selection criteria

  • 4. Calvary Hobart Graduate Nurse Transition Program

Calvary Hobart is proud to commence recruitment for our 2024 Graduate Nurse Transition Program (GNTP) in July this year.  These positions will provide the opportunity for recently graduated EN and RN’s to apply to participate in our comprehensive research based Transition into Practice Program.  This program will allow Graduate Nurses to gain a variety of clinical experience and professional development in a supported environment, enhancing their growth and development as a Graduate Nurse in the clinical setting.

The 2024 GNTP may be undertaken at either of our two Hobart Hospitals, Lenah Valley or St John’s and positions are available in a variety of clinical settings including Cardiothoracic and Neurosurgery, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, General and Specialised Surgical, Acute Medical, Rehabilitation, Oncology and Palliative Care and Peri-Operative.  For suitable applicants interested in applying for a position, Calvary Hobart will be offering 12 month contracts commencing February or March 2024. We consider the graduate year as the beginning of a long and hopefully rewarding career with Calvary.

For further information regarding this program please click here to download the Calvary Hobart 2024 GNTP Recruitment Handbook or contact Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators; Sarah Meyer, Natasha Waters or Darcie Aiken on

Applications open via Calvary Careers on Monday 3rd July and close Sunday 30th July 2023.

  • 5. “My interstate graduate year”

“My Graduate Nursing year began in February 2021 at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the Emergency Department. I studied my Bachelor of Nursing Degree at Swinburne University of Technology where I was mentored by my experienced university lecturers.

During my studies I worked as an orderly in a private hospital, as a RUSON (Registered Undergraduate Student of Nursing) at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

I also worked as a qualified ballet teacher to young children. These experiences have been invaluable in helping me develop my nursing skills thus far.”

  • 6. Calvary Graduate Nurse Transition Program Launceston

My name is Melanie, but I go by Mel! I was born and raised in Launceston and completed my schooling and Bachelor of Nursing at UTAS in 2012. I commenced working with Calvary in CSSD (Theatre Sterilising Department) while I was studying my nursing degree and was lucky enough to get a graduate position and have stayed working with them ever since.

Before commencing my role as Graduate Coordinator for Calvary Launceston, I worked on the Findlay ward as a level 2 nurse and completed my Graduate Diploma specialising in orthopaedics. Supporting grad nurses throughout their graduate year is something I have always been passionate about.

I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity throughout my time with Calvary to work on the wards at both Launceston campuses and I just love the variety that I get working with graduates. Outside of work I love running and playing sports. I have a one-year-old Labrador who is extremely energetic and loves to take me for walks. If you can’t find me outside, then I am most likely baking or reading a book. I am extremely grateful to have my dream job of supporting new graduate nurses and I look forward to working with and supporting my new 2023 graduate group.

Melanie is currently on parental leave, please contact with any enquires.

  • 7. Find out more about super and HESTA

  • 8. What does Nurse & Midwife Support do?

  • 9. Nurses & Midwives Health

  • 10. Spirit Super

Online Evaluation

Thank you for participating in this year’s Transition to Practice 

To receive your 5 hours of FREE CPD, please complete the online evaluation form below. CPD certificates will be emailed to participants 10-14 business days after an evaluation is submitted. 

Thank you to our sponsor HESTA for supporting our Transition to Practice program.

  • Health Education Research Centre (HERC)

HERC is a Skills Tasmania endorsed Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40736). Established in 2013, it is the initiative of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch. The purpose built education space provides accessible, high-quality training for health professionals. In addition to providing nursing qualifications, HERC also offer a wide range of continued professional development (CPD) opportunities. You can learn more about HERC and view the CPD sessions on in your area.

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