Extenuating Circumstances

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) recognises that some applicants seeking prevocational training in NSW have extenuating circumstances that exist at the time of application, or that develop after applications close, that may limit their ability to work in one or more of the 15 training networks in NSW.

The criteria for applying to HETI for extenuating circumstances are limited to:

  • The applicant having Major health problems requiring frequent and ongoing highly specialised treatment that is only available in certain locations, and/or
  • Separation of the applicant from a dependent during prevocational training that would have significant negative impacts on the functioning of the applicant and/or dependent.

Applicants that believe that they have circumstances as outlined above can apply to have their Extenuating Circumstances application assessed during the recruitment process.

Refer to the Extenuating Circumstances Procedure PDF, 1091.53 KB for information and definitions and complete the Extenuating Circumstances application form PDF, 176.42 KB that needs to be uploaded to your PTAP application with supporting documentation.

A non-refundable administrative fee of $170 (inclusive of GST) is payable to HETI by BPay for an Extenuating Circumstances application.

Positions will only be offered to applicants that have been granted extenuating circumstances when positions are available.

Non-guaranteed applicants – priority categories 2 to 6

The availability of positions in each training network or at a particular home hospital in NSW is reduced each time a round of position offers are made. An applicant in one of the lower categories of the NSW Health Priority list are at greater risk of not achieving a position offer in the preferred networks, receiving a lower preference or not receiving an offer in NSW.