New South Wales PCH

New South Wales Paediatric Physician Training is made up of 3 networks across metropolitan, regional and rural RACP-accredited training sites.


New South Wales Paediatric Physician Training (PPT) is run collaboratively by:

  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
  • The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • Local Health Districts and specialty networks

In NSW, trainees need to apply for and be appointed to a PPT Network. There are 3 PPT Networks in NSW that trainees rotate during their training.

You can apply for a Paediatric Basic Trainee position, within one of 3 Paediatric Training Networks in NSW, during the Annual Medical Recruitment campaign (July to October).

Entry to basic training involves an application for a specific NSW PPT position. If successful, you’ll be offered a:

  • 3-year joint training and employment position in one of 3 networks.
  • training contract at the start of PGY3.

Check HETI Paediatric Physician Training in NSW for information about the networks.


To be eligible to apply for PPT in New South Wales prior to commencement you need:

  • a medical degree accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC)
  • general medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • pre-vocational training time in a 2-year internship within the NSW prevocational training network (managed by the HETI)

You submit one PPT application only and list your preferences for the 3 Training Networks. You’ll then need to complete one interview.

PPT1 is undertaken as a PGY3 or at the year commensurate with years of experience.


New South Wales recruitment for PPT is coordinated between the 3 Training Networks. You can apply to join a PPT Network during your second postgraduate training year (PGY2) to ensure you start in PGY3.

You may then apply for a Paediatric Basic Trainee position within one of 3 Paediatric Training Networks in NSW.

You must apply via the NSW Health Annual Junior Medical Officer (JMO) career portal.

Applications generally open in July and close in August each year.

Check NSW Health JMO recruitment regularly for updates, key dates and to find PPT positions you can apply for.


Interviews are coordinated by each Network for the positions they offer.

If you’re invited for an interview, you’ll need to provide additional information to allow for pre-employment checks, including:

  • National Police Criminal Record Check
  • Health Declaration
  • referees

Some of your information will be collected via the JMO career portal and referee details will be collected via Outmatch, an external provider.

Position description and selection criteria

Each position has a position description, selection criteria and details of a contact person for further enquiries.

It is crucial that your application responds to the selection criteria provided for the position you’re applying for.

The selection criteria is a set of measurable standards the selection panel uses to determine if you have the right mix of:

  • skills
  • knowledge
  • qualifications
  • experience

Related information

HETI Paediatric Physician Training in NSW
NSW Health JMO recruitment website
Map My Health Career
Stepping Up supports Aboriginal people interested in a career or finding employment in health to navigate NSW Health's recruitment process.

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