Mandatory Training for Medical Officers

Completing your mandatory training helps you to keep your patients, yourself and your workplace safe and meet your responsibilities as a NSW Health employee.  Depending on your role or the area you work in, you may be required to complete extra training essential for that role or location.

In 2015 the Ministry of Health led a review that looked at mandatory training requirement for medical officers to ensure effective orientation and safe working practices.  The review recommendations have been implemented through a phased approach.

Phase 1 was implemented in September 2015. It required medical officers working in NSW Healthcare facilities to complete between 6 and 9 existing mandatory training modules, depending on their specialty or role.

Phase 2 was implemented in September 2017.  It delivered the remaining recommendation of streamlining 11 existing resources into 5 modules that meet medical officer requirement.