A one stop guide to Advanced Paediatric training in Victoria



Positions on this site are part of the Victorian Paediatric Advanced Training group (VPAT) who are recruiting in a collaborative manner to decrease the number of individual applications registrars need to complete in order to be considered by multiple sites / jobs

  • The following job types are currently recruited via this process
    • General Paediatrics - Registrars and Senior Registrars
    • Neonatology - Registrars (now called Neonatal Medical Officer)
    • Community Child Health - Registrars (previously called Fellows) and Senior Registrars (also called Senior Fellows)

Positions for subspecialty units (eg Cardiology, Gastroenterology etc) are not included on this site  



  • A central email is available for queries or issues.  This is actively monitored during the main application period (June - August), but is infrequently monitored during other months of the year.  The central email is:
    • vpat.recruitment@gmail.com
  • Outside of active-monitoring times - please contact individual sites directly


  • A recent change has been made to the title for roles within the NICU's in Victoria.  This change reflects the two-tiers of training roles within the units.
  • Neonatal medical officers (NeoMedOfficer) is the combined title for positions at registrar or senior resident medical officer level, as these roles all work within the one roster.  These roles are suitable for General Paediatric advanced trainees, Neonatal advanced trainees (usually in their 1st year of advanced training), Continuing paediatric basic trainees, international medical graduates in their first year of Australian hospital tertiary neonatal experience, unaccredited registrars, and senior resident medical officers.  Please check with the individual units regarding the pay and conditions at their unit to ensure it meets your needs.
  • Neonatal Fellows / Senior Registrars roles are suitable for advanced trainees working towards Fellowship in Neonatology with the RACP.  A minimum of 12 months tertiary neonatal experience is required.  These roles have additional responsibilities and some independence in procedural skills, ability to supervise more junior medical staff, and contribution to education and research are all vital to success in these roles.  Most Fellow roles are not currently recruited via VPAT, but Monash NICU will have a limited number of Fellow positions listed on this site.

Advanced Training in General Paediatrics

  • Advanced training in General Paediatrics through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) requires the following core requirements:
    • General Paediatrics - 12 months
      • At least 6 months of this time must be General Paediatrics with a perinatal component
      • Completing a core General Paediatric term in a rural site concurrently completes the required Rural aspect for advanced training
    • Developmental and Psychosocial / Community Paediatrics - 6 months
    • Acute Training (Paediatric Emergency / NICU / PICU) - 6 months
  • Trainees must also complete a further 12 months of non-core training time
  • Trainees must complete an Advanced Training Project - please see RACP site for more details


    This site has been developed to provide information on Paediatric Registrar positions available within Victoria, Australia in one easy to navigate site.  Information has been provided by the individual sites and may change.  Please contact individual sites for further details on individual jobs.  We recommend you contact sites for a position description or go to their e-recruit / careers page for the health service for more information.