Optimised Allocation

This is the main recruitment pathway in NSW.

All NSW Health Priority List categories are eligible to participate in optimised allocation. Applicants preference each of the prevocational training networks and are allocated using an algorithm that executes a simulated annealing approach to optimisation.

At the time of application, the applicants will meet the following eligibility criteria for two-year prevocational training positions:

  • Applicants will have completed a medical degree in the last three years or be in the final year of study at an AMC accredited Australian or New Zealand Medical School.
  • Applicants will meet the Medical Board of Australia’s English language proficiency requirements. These requirements are detailed in English Language Skills Registration Standard available on the Board’s website (https://www.ahpra.gov.au/).
  • Applicants will have Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency, New Zealand Citizenship, a valid temporary Australian resident visa (including student visa), a visa that allows the applicant to work unrestricted in Australia for the duration of the prevocational training position or be able to obtain a visa.
  • Applicants must not have previously commenced an internship or worked as a doctor.

International full-fee paying medical graduates who hold a visa or are able to obtain a visa can apply for medical internship in NSW.

Please refer to the Optimised Allocation Pathway Procedure for further information about the pathway.

For a list of the Accredited Hospitals and GPs in NSW Prevocational Training Networks

For more information about NSW medical graduate recruitment enquiries can be directed to:

Email: HETI-Internship@health.nsw.gov.au
Telephone: (02) 9844 6562