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Paired / Combined Positions

What are these?

A number of hospitals have joined together to offer their positions together.  This allows trainees to obtain rotations together in the one offer - taking the effort out of trying to apply to multiple health services and hope that your training needs are met.  These positions are 12 or 24 month positions.

Can I do these positions part-time or in a job-share?

  • For some positions this may be possible.  It is important that you review the information in the pages for each of the health services to see what conditions are in place.  If it is not clear from their site, then please contact each health service to find out whether part-time and/or job-share partners will be considered.


  • Please contact each site within the combination position as listed on their respective page.

How do these work?

  • If you are offered a Combination (paired) position then you will receive separate contracts from each of the health services for the rotations (ie 2 x 6-month contracts).  These are not secondment positions and therefore accommodation and other entitlements are as per direct-appointments to each health service.  
  • Don't see the combination you are interested in? 
    • You may do separate preferences for 1st 6 months and for 2nd 6 months
      • Do not preference rural sites in both 1st and 2nd terms unless you are genuinely prepared to work at 2 different rural sites within the year.  Choose your rural in either 1st 6 months or in the 2nd 6 months, or even better - choose a 12 month position for your rural term.
    • We may be able to pair other positions up - if you think something should be paired up for 2025 applications, please email so we can start those negotiations:  vpat.recruitment@gmail.com

What combination roles are there currently?

All of the combinations listed below are for 6 month rotations in each setting

There are no guarantees which order you will be allocated to the rotations - if there is a reason you require a particular order, this will need to be discussed with the "main" recruitment site (listed in brackets at the end of the position) and you will then also need to email the allocations team:  vpat.recruitment@gmail.com

Please remember that most of the rural sites are able to offer you both Gen Paeds and Community/Developmental if you accept a 12 month position in Gen Paeds (please see individual sites page for information on accreditation) - this does not require you to find a combination job if the site offers this - just preference it as Gen Paeds.  You will also concurrently tick off the rural component.

2 year positions:

  • Western Health 2 year contracts:
    • West-side Best-side Core AT (meets all core Gen Paeds AT training requirements):
      • In year 1 you will do Gen Paeds with perinatal at Shepparton and Gen Paeds at Sunshine JKWC (if you require your rural in a particular order, then please contact us) - provides your 12 months core Gen Paeds, including 6 months with perinatal; as well as getting your rural concurrently
      • In year 2 you will do Acute (Paeds ED at Sunshine) and Community (Sunshine or Bacchus Marsh) in either order
    • Community special interest
      • In year 1 you will do NICU or Paeds ED at Sunshine and Community at Sunshine (includes CAMHS and Developmental clinics).  Rotations may offered in either order
      • In year 2 you will do Bacchus Marsh community and/or Melton community for 12 months
  • Great Ocean Road Rotations:
    • Geelong Gen Paeds with perinatal (12 months total) / Warnambool Gen Paeds with perinatal (rural) / Geelong Community (main: Geelong Barwon Health)

1 year positions (see individual site pages) - note that these rotations may be in any order - if you require a specific order you must discuss this with the contact site prior to allocations

  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Sunshine Paed ED (main: Werribee)
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Mercy NICU (main: Werribee)
  • Werribee Gen Paeds / Werribee Community
  • Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds / Bacchus Marsh Community (main:  Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds)
  • Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds / Sunshine Community (main: Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds)
  • Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds / Sunshine NICU (main: Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds)
  • Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds / Sunshine Paed ED (main:  Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds)
  • Sunshine Paed ED / Sunshine Community (main: Sunshine JKWC Gen Paeds)
  • Northern Community / Northern Gen Paeds
  • Northern Gen Paeds / Northern Paed ED 
  • Northern Paed ED / Nothern Community
  • Eastern Health Gen Paeds / Monash NICU (main: Eastern)
  • Eastern Health Gen Paeds / CYMHS (main:  Eastern)
  • Austin Gen Paeds / Austin Gen Paeds with CYMHS
  • Albury-Wodonga Gen Paeds / Albury-Wodonga Community
  • Geelong Gen Paeds / Geelong Community
  • Bendigo Gen Paeds / Bendigo Community
  • RCH Complex Care Fellow / RCH HITH Fellow
  • Shepparton Gen Paeds / Shepparton Community
  • Frankston Gen Paeds / Frankston Community


    Combined Positions are designed to take the stress out of trying to get a 12 month position with 6 months at each of 2 different health services.  

    Most of these positions will come with separate contracts for each Health Service.