If you’re interested in applying for the program, you will need to:
- Apply and secure a job with Canberra Health Services
- Be accepted into the training program by the ACT Royal Australian and New Zealand Collage of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Branch Training Committee.
Usually you will be interviewed for both your job and the training position simultaneously.
Applying for a job with Canberra Health Services
First year psychiatry registrars begin their training in February. These positions are usually advertised in July. Check the Canberra Health Services careers page from June onwards for Medical Officer vacancies.
There may be further rounds of recruitment throughout the year in which you might consider applying if you are looking for an unaccredited position or, are already a trainee elsewhere seeking to transfer to the Canberra training program.
Applicants must have general registration with AHPRA in order to apply for psychiatry training. If you are in your first post-graduate year, and have provisional registration with AHPRA, you may apply during your PGY1 year in order to begin training once general registration is received.
If you are seeking to obtain general registration with AHPRA in Australia, please visit the Australian Medical Council website and AHPRA website for more information.
If you are already training in psychiatry in another part of Australia or New Zealand and wish to transfer to Canberra, contact the Director of Psychiatry Training at CHS.PsychRegTraining@act.gov.au.
You can read more about selection of trainees on the RANZCP website.
For more information contact the ACT RANZCP Director of Psychiatry Training by calling 02 5124 5424 or email CHS.PsychRegTraining@act.gov.au. The Director of Psychiatry Training Office address is Adult Mental Health Unit, Building 25, Level 1, Dann Close, Garran ACT 2605.
Email Canberra Health Services Medical Recruitment at CHS.MHJHADSMedicalRecruitment@act.gov.au.