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Online Application Process

  • Applications open in late June / early July each year, with a closing date at the end of July.  This is for recruitment to positions the following academic year, commencing in either February or August the following year.

  • Read about the application process here.  If you having difficulties applying please email vpat.recruitment@gmail.com

  • If you are not sure whether a job will meet your training requirements, it is recommended that you make contact with the health services directly to ensure you know what the position entails and whether it meets your training needs

  • Any un-allocated positions will be advertised directly by health services in August / September 

  • Applications require the following:

    • Form completely filled in, including your referee's details

    • Upload a CV and up to 4 cover letters for particular job types (NICU / Gen Paeds / Senior Registrar or Fellow roles / Community Registrars)

    • Referee contact details - this MUST include a valid email and phone number for each referee

    • Please ensure all your information is correct when you submit your application, including the correct email addresses for your referees (do NOT put in "test" emails, as this cannot be modified).  This form is not able to be edited once you have submitted!

    • Rank no more than 10 positions you are interested in - do NOT rank a position if you are not genuinely prepared to accept 

      • If you are genuinely prepared to accept ANY position, at any health service within VPAT (not just any of your preferenced jobs), then please tick the "Yes" box at the top - but you MUST also put in some preferences or sites may miss your application when they sort applications.

      • A second round will occur for those who do not secure one of their initial preferences - however you will not be invited to this second round if you decline your first round offer.  If you think you would decline a first-round offer from any of the health services, then you should not preference the position!

    • Click the link and record your interview - this MUST be done before the closing date for applications.

    • You may view your submission or withdraw your application via the Victorian Paediatric Advanced Trainee (VPAT) portal (https://vpat.au).


    • Applications will be reviewed during August with a single offer occurring in late August / early September. The offer you receive will be the highest preference match possible.  A panel of senior staff from a variety of health services do the allocations and we always try to provide the highest trainee preference that we can (for which you have been considered suitable by the site)