If you have recently completed your studies as a Registered Nurse, kickstart your nursing career with Brightwater.

Our graduate program gives you the opportunity to consolidate and develop your clinical and professional practice, supporting your transition from studying to the role of Registered Nurse.

Following onboarding and induction at our head office, you will be placed at one of our 12 residential aged care homes where you will receive a full orientation to the home and to your role as a Registered Nurse.

You will be in a safe, supportive environment with support from a dedicated Coordinator who oversees the graduate program. Plus your onsite mentors will provide day to day guidance, support and supervision.

You will also have the opportunity to work with our home care team for two weeks, where you will visit clients living at their own home in the community.

How to apply for our Graduate Program

Our graduate program runs for a period of 6 months, with two intakes per year, March and September. Following the program, we encourage you to apply for a permanent position with us.

Applications will be taken through WA GradConnect.

For all information, including application opening dates and eligibility criteria, please visit the WA GradConnect website.

For further information about the program, please contact our Learning Transformation Team by emailing [email protected]

Benefits of working with us

By being part of the program you will enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Enrolment with the Australian College of Nursing to complete the Transition to Nursing Practice Program
  • Clinical training, which includes workshops for clinical leadership, wound prevention and management and diabetes education
  • Leading self-workshop to understand and develop your leadership style
  • Free on-site parking
  • The ability to salary package – meaning you can pay less tax and increase your take-home pay
  • Unique staff benefits program, including access to BrightwaterPlus with discounts to over 370 retailers


  • Can I do work experience at Brightwater?

    Yes, Brightwater offers student placements in a number of disciplines. Please email [email protected] to discuss.

  • How can I register my interest to work at Brightwater?

    You can register your interest online. Just visit the Careers section of our website.

  • Where is the position located?

    We have numerous locations across the Perth metro area.

    Please see our locations list on our website or refer to the advertised position for location details.

  • What qualifications are you looking for?

    Each position has a different set of skills or qualifications required.

    You can find out more by downloading to the job description attached to the ad.