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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? 
    • please preference as 1st 6 months and 2nd 6 months preferences
      • 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 either 1st 6 months, 2nd 6 months, or 12 month positions for your rural term.
    • The paired roles are expected to increase over time, and we may be able to pair other things up - if you think something should be looked at for 2024 process, 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:

  • West-Side Best-Side Rotations: (meets all core Gen Paeds AT training requirements):
    • Bendigo Gen Paeds with perinatal and rural (core) / Sunshine Gen Paeds (core) / Sunshine Paed ED (core Acute) / Sunshine or Bacchus Community (core D&P)  (main:  Sunshine JKWC)
    • Shepparton Gen Paeds with perinatal and rural (core) / Sunshine Gen Paeds (core) / Sunshine or Bacchus Community (core D&P) / Sunshine Paed ED (core Acute) (main:  Sunshine JKWC)
  • Acute Special Interest Rotations:
    • pending - via Sunshine Hospital
  • Community Special Interest Rotations:
    • pending - via Sunshine Hospital
  • 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 for accreditation status and conditions - 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 Gen Paeds / Bacchus Marsh Community (main:  Sunshine JKWC)
  • Sunshine Gen Paeds / Werribee Gen Paeds (main:  Sunshine JKWC)
  • Sunshine Gen Paeds / Sunshine Paed ED (main:  Sunshine JKWC)
  • 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


    Combined Positions are designed to take the stress out of trying to get a 12 month position at different health services.  Variety is good, right?

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