Postgraduate Psychiatry Training Program

We provide psychiatry registrars with access to one of Melbourne’s most comprehensive general and specialist mental health services.

About our program

The Postgraduate Psychiatry Training Program at Austin Health provides:

  • convenient access to prominent academics
  • the collegiate and educational advantages of a large training centre
  • a service renowned for its dedication to registrar support and development.

Our program offers 45 to 50 junior medical positions including:

  • first year psychiatry training positions
  • advanced certificate training positions
  • part time training positions.

What we offer

A comprehensive training program

  • A diverse range of rotations, particularly in child and youth, perinatal, neuropsychiatry, consultation-liaison and post trauma recovery psychiatry.
  • Access to unique statewide services including the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service, Brain Disorders Program and Child Inpatient Unit, as well as specialist statewide liaison roles.
  • Renowned advanced training programs in child and adolescent and consultation-liaison psychiatry, with access to others.
  • A comprehensive training program within co-located campuses.

A focus on research and education

  • Direct access to some of Victoria’s prominent academics, with an office of the University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry on site supporting research and teaching.
  • Weekly education program for registrars, including grand rounds, psychotherapy and research support, leadership and management.
  • Education is integrated into registrar roles and supported by senior medical staff.
  • Regular Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) exam preparation tutorials.

A committment to supporting registrars

  • A supportive and cohesive registrar group along with a collegiate working atmosphere with a commitment to supporting diversity as well as training success.
  • Opportunities for leadership through the Registrar Leadership Group and Principal Registrar positions.

How to apply

Stage 1 registrar recruitment is managed via RANZCP match and Victorian Psychiatry Training Committee (VPTC) and approval occurs from May to July each year.

Visit the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria website for more information on the First Year Psychiatry Training Match.

Recruitment for all accredited and non-accredited registrar positions occurs from May to July and November to January.

Contact us

Hospital Co-ordinator of Post Graduate Psychiatry Training

Dr Mark Vella

Administration Support Officer

Ms Jessica Thomas
Phone: +61 (03) 9496 6529


Mental Health Division

Austin Health

77 Hawdon Street

Heidelberg VIC 

Department of Psychiatry

University of Melbourne

Level 10, Lance Townsend Building

Austin Hospital

145 Studley Road

Heidelberg VIC