Extenuating Circumstances

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) recognises that some applicants seeking a prevocational training position may have extenuating circumstances that can limit their ability to work in one or more of the prevocational training networks in NSW.  The circumstances may exist at the time of application or may develop after applications close.

Applicants who believe they have extenuating circumstances that meets the criterion/criteria outlined below, can apply to have their extenuating circumstances assessed during the application process.

Applicants who believe they have developed a change in personal circumstances after  the close of applications, that meets the criterion/criteria outlined below, can apply for change in personal circumstances.

The criteria for consideration of extenuating circumstances and change in personal circumstances are limited to:

  1. The applicant requires ongoing highly specialised medical treatment  and/or
  2. Separation of the applicant from their dependent/s during prevocational training  would have a significant negative impact on the functioning of the applicant and/or their dependents and/or
  3. The applicant will be going through a significant life event during prevocational training that would have a significant negative impact on the applicant and/or their dependents and/or
  4. The applicant has a disability with specific access requirements.

Applicants will read and understand the extenuating circumstances and change in personal circumstances procedure and all other procedures underpinning medical graduate allocation in NSW.

The Extenuating Circumstances application form and supporting documentation must be uploaded in the applicants Prevocational Training Application program (PTAP) application.

All change in personal circumstances applications must include the change in personal circumstances application form and supporting documentation.

Positions will only be offered when positions are available. Applicants granted extenuating circumstances or a change in personal circumstances are offered positions according to the relevant allocation procedure and NSW Health Priority List.

Non-guaranteed applicants – priority categories 2 to 6

It is possible that an applicant in one of the lower categories in the NSW Ministry of Health Priority List who is granted extenuating circumstances or granted change in personal circumstances may not receive a position offer in NSW, and if received may not receive an equivalent or higher preference then would otherwise have been allocated.