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Trainee Positions

  • 2 Advanced training Registrar positions (2 x 12 months or 4 x 6 months)
    • Accredited for Rural/Regional training
  • 1 Community Paediatric Fellow (12 months or 2 x 6 months, 12 months preferred)
    • Accredited for Communtiy/developmental training

Trainee Level

  • Registrar: Advanced or experienced Basic Trainee, post-neonatal term (usually post FRACP exam)
  • Community Fellow: Advanced Trainee 


Roster and on-call

  • Advanced training registrar participates in 5-week rotating roster with 4 other registrars
  • Communty Fellow no on call or acute hospital work.


  • 16 paediatric beds
  • 12 bed level 4 SCN (1,650 births per year)
  • Busy Emergency Department
  • ICU keeps some children

Junior Staff

  • 3 other registrars (rotating from Sydney Children's Hospital program)
  • 1 resident

Senior Staff

  • 5 x full time VMOs in group practice

Clinics (that trainees can attend)

  • 3 private rooms outpatient clinics per week (Advanced trainees on rotating roster, supervised)
  • 2 hospital based outpatients clinics per week (all Registrars)
    • 1 x Paediatric Ward follow-up clinic
    • 1 x Early Neonatal follow-up clinic
  • Community Fellow: Developmental/Behavioural clinics in Community Health and Aboriginal Health service setting

Education and Teaching

  • Regular journal clubs, radiology meetings
  • Perinatal, neonatal and paediatric M&M meetings
  • Video linked grand rounds (SCH), VicFEAT
  • Victorian Rural Child Health training module program
  • Opportunity for college project completion during term


  • As per award including overtime


  • Help is provided to find accommodation for 12 month rotations
  • Must have own car

Albury-Wodonga has a population of over 100,000, is located on the Murray river downstream of Lake Hume - watersports, fishing etc. - and close to Victorian High Country and surrounded by gourmet food and wine regions of Rutherglen, Milawa, King Valley. There is a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, theatre, art galleries and cinemas. We provide paediatric services to Albury-Wodonga and surrounding areas covering acute, outpatient and community paediatrics.