Victoria's medical workforce is critical to the overall success of the state's health system. The ageing population and increasing burden of chronic disease present new challenges to health service delivery in Victoria. Similarly, evolving technologies and models of health care also generate new opportunities for us to develop and grow our health system for the future.
The medical workforce in Victoria has access to vocational, training and ongoing professional development support across the full career cycle. Support is given to medical professionals working in rural and urban areas alike.
Support for international healthcare workers
Relocation packages are available, including $10,000 for healthcare workers who secure a role at a metro health service and $13,000 for those who secure a role at a rural or regional health service.
The medical workforce in Victoria has access to vocational, training and ongoing professional development support across the full careers cycle
In Victoria, medical specialist training programs include training as a medical specialist training, paediatric training, and physician training
Medical Workforce Planning Advisory Group
The Medical Workforce Planning Advisory Group (MWPAG) was established in July 2017 to provide advice and guidance to the department on issues related to the education, training and development of Victoria’s medical workforce across the career continuum from students to specialists in their field.
Reviewed 30 August 2022