Career Opportunities for Nursing Graduates

Registered Nurse

  • acute care hospitals
  • community health
  • paediatric health
  • mental health care services
  • disability services
  • rehabilitation services
  • aged care services

  • operating theatres
  • emergency or trauma units
  • forensic, drug, alcohol, and occupational health
  • palliative care
  • oncology
  • nursing education
  • child and adolescent health

Career Opportunities for Midwifery Graduates


Registered midwives have the opportunity to work in a number of settings that include hospitals, in metropolitan, rural, and remote areas as well as the community (including home). Midwives can be self- employed and work as privately practicing midwives, be employed in public and private hospitals and work in caseload midwifery programs and group midwifery practice.

Their roles include:

  • Antenatal
  • Postnatal
  • Birthing care
  • Research
  • Education
  • Management and policy development