Australian Capital Territory AIM

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Physician Training Network provides high quality clinical training and educational opportunities for trainees.


The Network offers a wide range of subspecialty rotations in addition to excellent general medicine exposure. Available rotations within the Network for adult physician trainees include:

  • The Canberra Hospital
  • North Canberra Hospital
  • Goulburn Base Hospital (2 trainees per term)
  • South East Regional Hospital (2 trainees per term)

The training program has an established track record and a structure that supports trainee preparation for success at the RACP Fellowship examination. Educational support and training opportunities include a comprehensive written and clinical examination teaching program, well-attended morning clinical handover, grand rounds and regular unit scientific meetings. The ACT Physician Training Network also hosts the well-regarded annual Canberra Clinical Course for adult physician trainees.


To be eligible for Basic Physician Training in the ACT you need:

  • An Australian MBBS medical degree, or equivalent.
  • Eligibility for General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or ability to apply for Registration via the Competent Authority Pathway.
  • Successful completion of at least 2 years full-time post-graduate clinical experience by the start of the contract period
  • CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems. Once proficient, you'll need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.


Eligible applicants are invited to apply via ACT Health. Positions are typically advertised from July to August each year. Those recruited in the main recruitment cycle are eligible for duration-of-training contracts.


The selection criteria is included in the position description. A merit-based approach is used to shortlist candidates.

Applications are competitive and will be judged based on your:

  • resume
  • response to selection criteria
  • interview performance
  • referee reports.
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