Courses and programs

Vocational Medical Training

HETI is responsible for enhancing the delivery of both specialist and non-specialist medical education and training in NSW. This occurs through support for a number of networked training programs in: hospital skills, basic physician, paediatrics, psychiatry, general surgery and emergency medicine training, as well as other support processes for a range of other specialties, such as radiology and oncology and through the provision of leadership programs to empower medical trainees and junior consultants.

Key Programs

Basic Physician Training

Basic physician training is a period of clinical training for internal medicine. You can become a BPT after completing the first two prevocational years of training.

Emergency Medicine Network Medicine Network Training Program

The Emergency Medicine Networks provide educational online resources and trainee conference days, together with high quality anatomy models for teaching across the EDs, to support Emergency Medicine trainees in NSW.

Hospital Skills Program

The HSP provides continuing professional development for 'non-specialist' doctors (SRMOs, CMOs, Hospitalists and others) working in NSW Health.

Lead and Leap Leadership Development Programs

LEAD and LEAP is two programs in one for senior doctors (LEAD) and for doctors in training (LEAP). The program aims to improve communication and teamwork skills by engaging in ongoing professional development.

Medical Administration Training Program

HETI is working in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), Local Health Districts (LHDs) and training providers to implement a networked program for medical administration trainees.

Oncology Training in NSW

HETI facilitates educational and professional development resources and manages the Basic Sciences in Oncology Course (BSOC) to support Oncology Trainees in NSW.

Paediatric Physician Training

The Paediatric Physician Training Network is comprised of three networks - Greater Eastern, Northern and Western. Each network comprises clinical training across a number of sites, formal exam preparation and a professional development program.The networks all provide the following programs: Teaching on the Run, Communication Skills, Leadership and Management.

Psychiatry Training Program

The Psychiatry Training Program is a networked approach to training, bringing together hospitals and community health services from across NSW.

Radiology Network Training Program

Provides expert advice on issues surrounding the delivery of Radiology training, and included representatives from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), trainees, trainers, and health service administration.

Surgical Skills

The Surgical Skills networked system of training was an outcome of the review of the delivery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) BST program in NSW. Each Network is managed by a Network Management Committee (NMC), which includes clinician, trainee, hospital administration, and Area Health Service (AHS) representatives.