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Goulburn Valley Health - Shepparton

Trainee Positions

  • 6 Registrars  - 6 or 12 month positions available
    • 6 month positions are accredited for General Paediatrics with perinatal & Rural/Regional
    • 12 month positions are also accredited for Community / Developmental and Psychosocial training (ie. 6 months rural General Paediatrics with perinatal and 6 months community; or 12 months rural General Paediatrics with perinatal) 
  • 1 Senior Registrar / Fellow  position - 12 months preferable - accredited for General Paediatrics with perinatal - Rural/Regional & Community / Developmental and Psychosocial training (6 months of the 12 months may be accredited as Community if required)
  • 1 Community Fellow position - 12 months preferable - accredited for Community / Developmental and Psychosocial 

Trainee Level

  • Advanced Trainees (post FRACP exam)
  • Trainees who have completed 3 years or more of training and International Medical Graduates 


Roster and on-call

  • Registrar - Rotating roster with Day, Evening, Night shifts and Clinics
  • Fellow and Senior Registrar - First on call (with Consultant back up) approx. 1 night per 1-2 weeks & 1:4 to 1:5 weekends - as part of preparation for consultant practice


  • 12 paediatric beds (flexible to 16)
  • 10 Level 4 SCN from 32 weeks and >1500 g  (1,000 births per year)

Junior Staff

  • 24/7 on site Registrar cover
  • 3 HMOs 
  • 6 Registrars
  • 1 General Paediatrics Fellow
  • 1 Community Fellow

Senior Staff

  • 5 full time Staff Specialists and 1 VMO
  • 1 Community Paediatrician


  • Registrar - all supervised:
    • Rapid Review
    • General Paediatrics
    • Behavioural/Developmental
    • Optional clinics - CCH, Diabetes, Cardiology, General Surgery, VCGS, VPRS, SMO/ VMO OPC.
  • Senior Registrar and Fellows:
    • General Paediatrics
    • Behavioural / Developmental
    • MCHN, Indigenous, Refugee, School, DHHS clinics
    • VCGS and VPRS outreach clinics (optional)

Education and Teaching

  • Full education & teaching programme; meets RACP requirements.
  • RCH-CCCH seminar videoconference program
  • RCHTM - weekly videoconference program
  • RMO/Reg teaching program, weekly Reg presentations
  • Weekly consultant led teaching session
  • Journal club, MDMs, M&Ms, Audits, Radiology, Perinatal M&M, Grand rounds, Perinatal mental health meetings
  • Regional Maternal and Perinatal M&M
  • UoM RCS CAH medical student site
  • FRACP clinical exam preparation program available for continuing basic trainees


  • As per award (AMA Doctors in Training) incl. 5 hours training time per week.


  • Provided

    Shepparton: Goulburn Valley Health (GVH) serves one of the most dynamic, fast-growing and multicultural communities in regional Australia. Only two hours north of Melbourne, we have strong ties with metro tertiary hospitals and education centres and can offer opportunities for teaching, further education and research. It is linked with the University of Melbourne, School of Rural Health and the Child & Adolescent Health Unit delivered through our Paediatric programme.

    There is a wide variety and depth of Paediatric medical experience to be had under supervision and mentoring, but also allowing your initiative and experiential development. There is much opportunity to be involved with both GVH RMO and university teaching. You will see the patient's "first hand" across acute and outpatient settings and be able to integrate your clinical knowledge and skills.

    Although within easy travel distance from Melbourne, it also has all the facilities you'd expect from a vibrant and fast-growing area. Yes you can get a great coffee, yes there's wonderful dining and quality shopping, great schools, gyms and sporting activities and entertainment. And there's the peace and beauty of the countryside. While there's a lot to enjoy in the Goulburn Valley, it's also easy to visit the Murray River region and the Victorian ski fields.