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Nursing and Midwifery Careers

Working in the health care environment is more than a job – it’s a career where you can make a difference every day.  A career in nursing or midwifery also offers so many opportunities to develop new skills and to take on further responsibilities to build your career while making a lasting contribution to both the patients you care for and your whole community.

Further information relating to NSW Health’s commitment to recruiting and supporting nursing and midwives is available.

Midwifery Student Application for Recruitment and Training (MidStART)

NSW Health provides a career pathway called MidStART, for registered nurses to become registered midwives. The program involves employment as a student midwife in a NSW public health facility while undertaking a postgraduate midwifery diploma at university. Recruitment is carried out annually between June and September for all training positions in the following year.

Further information, including application details.

GradStart and Midwifery GradStart Recruitment Campaign 

NSW Health provides a centralised web-based annual recruitment scheme for graduate registered nurses and midwives to apply for employment in NSW public hospitals.

Further information, including application details.

NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy

The Strategy aims to improve Aboriginal health by providing opportunities for Aboriginal people to gain education and employment opportunities in the field of nursing and midwifery. It also aims to work with the current NSW nursing and midwifery workforce to provide better health services to Aboriginal people through the delivery of culturally safe and competent nursing and midwifery services.

Further information, including Cadetships and Scholarships is available.

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Last updated: 08 February 2023