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Trainee Positions

  • 2 Registrars, 6 months x 1 term/year (possibility of 1 Registrar for 12 months)
    • Accredited for Rural/Regional training (Basic or Advanced)
  • 1 Community Fellow position - 12 months or 2 x 6 months
    • Accredicted for Community/Developmental training

Trainee Level

  • Advanced or experienced Basic Trainee, post-neonatal term (usually post FRACP exam)
  • Advanced trainee for Community Fellow position


Roster and on-call

  • 4 week rotating roster with 3 other registrars
  • Fellow - no on call responsibilities


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

Junior Staff

  • 3 other registrars (2 rotating from Sydney Children's Hospital program, 1 rotating from Canberra Hospital program)
  • 1 resident

Senior Staff

  • 5 x full time VMOs in group practice

Clinics (that trainees can attend)

  • 2 private rooms outpatient clinics per week (post FRACP exams Registrars, supervised)
  • 2 hospital based outpatients clinics per week (all Registrars)
    • 1 x Paediatric Ward follow-up clinic
    • 1 x Early Neonatal follow-up clinic
  • Fellow: Developmental Behavioural clinics, multidisciplinary assessments, Aboriginal medical service

Education and Teaching

  • Regular journal clubs, radiology meetings, separate peri-natal and paediatric M&M meetings
  • Video linked grand rounds (SCH), VicFEAT
  • Opportunity for college project completion during term


  • As per award including overtime


  • Help is provided to find accommodation for 12 month rotations
  • Registrars must have their 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. Albury airport is located only 5 minutes from the city, with regular flights to Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Sydney. We provide paediatric services to Albury-Wodonga and surrounding areas covering acute, outpatient and community paediatrics.