Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Programs

Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service (GVAMHS) comprise acute and sub-acute in-patient, aged residential and community mental health services for the Goulburn Valley Region of Victoria. The centre is located in the provincial city of Shepparton, approximately 180kms north of Melbourne and offers a variety of recreational and country lifestyles.

Psychiatric Inpatient Services include: 20 Acute In-patient beds (15 adult and 5 Psychogeriatric assessment), 8 bed Sub Acute step up step down facility, 8 bed Specialist Residential Rehabilitation Program and 20 specialist Psychogeriatric Residential beds.

Mental Health Community Programs include: Adult, Child, and Adolescent, Aged, Primary Mental Health & Early Intervention, Dual Diagnosis and Early Psychosis. GVAMHS is part of GV Health which also provides a variety of inpatient and community services which are detailed in the Goulburn Valley Health entry.

Graduate Nurse Mental Health

The Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service (GVAMHS) offers a comprehensive 12 month academic and clinical education program to nursing graduates.

Our aim is to provide graduates with clinical support and learning opportunities in the specialist field of psychiatry during the transition from student to the independent clinician. The program provides graduates with opportunities to consolidate and apply theoretical knowledge, whilst developing skills in a variety of settings.
These include:

  • Acute and sub acute inpatient care
  • Child and adolescent
  • Adult community
  • Aged community rehabilitation
  • Early intervention
  • Primary mental health

Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service works in collaboration with St Vincent’s Mental Health, Austin Health, Eastern Health and Hume Region to deliver an education program for graduates who are undertaking the Mental Health Graduate Nurse Program. Collaboration amongst the services provides a diverse and vibrant experience for graduates. Successful completion can result in credits towards a Post-graduate Diploma at a number of collaborating universities. Graduate study in most circumstances will be supported by the organization and assistance with application for further scholarships will be given.

Postgraduate education opportunities are supported through the University of Melbourne, Latrobe University and others. GVAMHS provides education programs to nurses locally and through involvement with North East Victoria Innovative Learning (NEVIL) which is a consortium of Victorian mental health services.

For more information visit the NEVIL web site.

Duration: 1 year converting to a postgraduate position.

Rotations: Rotations are negotiable. Preferences are discussed during the interview process.

Further / Postgraduate study: Post Graduate study is supported both financially and with supervision and supernumerary time.

The Graduate program articulates with post graduate study and gains credit points through participation in the NEVIL nursing graduate program.

Graduates are to discuss their intentions to engage in post graduate study with the GVAMHS Graduate Program Coordinator

Positions: Full and Part Time positions available

Application Process: Eligible candidates must apply through Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Nurse Computer Matching and in addition  make direct application to GV health via  GV Health e-recruitment

Candidates who have completed a previous year and overseas applicants may apply directly via GV Health e-recruitment

Graduate Nurse Coordinator
Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health
GV Health
Graham Street
Shepparton 3630

Phone: (03) 5832 2111
Fax: (03) 5832 2100
Opening hours Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm except public holidays