Nursing and midwifery are rewarding careers that offer a variety of roles in many different work environments. Nurses and midwives make a positive and lasting commitment not only to the people they care for, but the whole community. Find out more about becoming a nurse or midwife, training and education, job opportunities and career advancement.
What's new in nursing and midwifery?
The Registered Undergraduate Student of Nursing (RUSON) Rural Regional Pilot Project evaluation report and RUSON implementation guide are now available.
Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Fund
The Fund will support a suite of initiatives to address current and future nursing and midwifery workforce challenges’
Becoming a nurse or midwife
You can begin your nursing career by studying nursing courses such as a bachelor’s degree or Diploma in nursing.
Frequently asked questions about nursing and midwifery
FAQs on registering to work as a nurse in Victoria, what to study to become a nurse and furthering your nursing career – what other options are available.
Furthering your nursing and midwifery career
A nursing career offers opportunities for registered and enrolled nurses. The graduate nurse program is recommended for new graduates.
Health and wellbeing for nurses and midwives
The Happy People pilot program was a health and wellbeing initiative for Victorian nurses and midwives that aligned with the 2017-18 Department of Health and Human Services strategic plan and focused on promoting safety, health and wellbeing in workplaces and building a positive workplace culture
Midwives in Victoria
Funding is available to attract and retain midwifery graduates and midwives in rural health services. Postgraduate midwifery scholarships are available.
Nursing and midwifery graduates
Formal graduate nursing and midwifery programs support nursing graduates during their first year of practice.
The Inter-professional Nurse Paramedic Graduate Program supports graduates with dual qualifications to practice across nursing and paramedicine discip...
The Inter-professional Nurse Paramedic Graduate Program supports graduates with dual qualifications to practice across nursing and paramedicine disciplines
Returning to nursing or midwifery
If you’re currently a registered nurse or midwife but have had a break from practice, consider a refresher program to update your knowledge and clinical skills.
Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015
The Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill 2015 was introduced to Parliament on 1 September 2015 and passed on 8 October 2015.
Reviewed 25 October 2021