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·Are you looking to start your nursing career within the hospital, primary or aged and residential care settings in the Wellington district?

·Are you wishing to continue your postgraduate studies in a supported Nurse Entry to Practice Programme?

We invite you to apply via ACE ( Please ensure you follow all ACE instructions regarding your application.

CCDHB has two NETP Programme intakes for graduate nurses in January and August. These fixed term contracts are within practice setting areas that have protected positions for graduates and are 32 or 36 hours per week (depending on area). Māori and Pacific population needs are a priority for CCDHB and this is reflected in employment opportunities for nurses who identify as Maori or Pacific.

If you are a New Zealand trained registered nurse who has completed a Bachelor of Nursing in New Zealand (or are about to), we invite you to apply.

As a teaching hospital, continuing nursing education is supported through the senior nursing team in your area, clinical load sharing and support from the NETP Coordinator and University Nurse Lecturer.

The aim of the NETP programme is to provide graduates support and professional development in your transition from graduate to competent RN. CCDHB offers a post graduate nursing paper within the NETP programme and on successful completion of the programme graduates demonstrate competent nursing practice as evidenced in their Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) portfolio.

The primary focus of the Victoria University paper is physical health assessment and clinical judgement at a graduate nurse level. You will be prioritised to complete the post graduate certificate in the following year if you wish.

Previous NETP and NESP intakes showing the total numbers of new graduate Registered Nurses employed


January 2013

August 2013





January 2014

August 2014





January 2015

August 2015





January 2016

August 2016





January 2017
August 2017

January 2018

August 2018

January 2019

August 2019






16 (+ 10 in June)




The number of places on the NETP Programme varies based on vacancies across the Hospital, Primary Healthcare, and Aged and Residential care settings. Although anticipate similar numbers with each intake for NETP.

You can select up to 5 practice areas that interest you in your ACE application. Please indicate your preferred area in your cover letter.

Areas that have no positions currently may have NETP positions later in the year that would utilise the talent pool for recruitment. Although we try to match you to your preferred practice setting areas as indicated in your application, you will not be disadvantaged if that area is not currently recruiting. We will consider you for other roles and discuss this with you prior to appointment.

Anticipated vacancy areas for January 2020 NETP.

Areas that anticipate taking a graduate nurse in January:

Hospital and Health Service (HHS) Practice Setting Areas:

Medical: Dialysis, 6 East (general medicine), Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (MAPU), 5 South (general medicine), Diabetes and Endocrine Unit.

Surgical: 7 North (Vascular, Ear Nose & Throat, General Surgical, Ophthalmology), Surgical Assessment and Planning Unit (SAPU), 7 South (Neuroscience and Neurosurgical), 6 North (Orthopaedic & Urology), Kenepuru Surgical Ward 7.

Cardiac Care including Coronary Care: 6 South (Heart and Lung)

Oncology: 5 North (Oncology and Haematology)

Peri-operative and Theatres: Theatre, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU), Surgical Admissions and Second Stage Recovery (SSR).

Emergency and Trauma: Emergency Department (ED), Emergency Department Observation Unit (EDOU)

Intensive Care and High Dependancy: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Paediatrics/ Child Health/ Youth Health: Ward 1, Ward 2, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Health of Older People (HOP): Kenepuru Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6

Interview information for Janaury 2020 NETP Programme

CCDHB will be conducting interviews for the January 2020 NETP Programme between 14-24October 2019. The interview process consists of a welcome presentation for graduates and whānau, which are welcome to attend. A face to face interview and a simulated scenario, which is conducted in pairs follows. For this reason that we will not be conducting Skype or phone interviews.

Invitations to interview with us will be emailed in October 2019. We appreciate a quick response so that if you are unable to attend, we can offer this interview to another candidate. Interviews for CCDHB will be held at Wellington Hospital in Newtown, and additional details will be available in the interview invitation.

The start date for the January 2020 NETP Programme is January 13th, and successful applicants must be able to commence employment on this date.

CCDHB will only be employing graduate nurses who have applied via the ACE process. Recruitment for NETP is ongoing throughout the year through the ACE talent pool, and new graduate nurses who apply to advertised positions (Hospital services) outside of this process will not be successful for this reason.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to ACE applicants must meet the following criteria:

·Either be a New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa (Or Returning Resident Visa)

·Be in the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as a registered nurse or be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as a registered nurse, no longer than 24 months before starting on a NETP/NESP programme

·You must have completed your Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand and have passed your state final exam no more than 2 years prior to starting on a NETP/NESP programme. You therefore have up to four opportunities to apply via ACE provided you still meet all eligibility criterions each time you apply.

·You must have not practised as a New Zealand Registered Nurse continuously (full time 0.8FTE or more) for longer than six months before starting on the NETP programme.

For further information about the NETP Programme please visit our NETP website, or contact one of the NETP Coordinators:

Zoe Perkins, NETP Cordinator

Phone 04 8060545 or 027 2718761


Phoenix Ahomiro, NETP Coordinator (Maori and Pacific)

Phone 04 806 2377 or 027 620 9674


Last updated 16 September 2019.