First Year Psychiatry Match information

The Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc. administers the Advanced Trainee Selection and Matching (ATSM) service on behalf of the Victorian Psychiatry Training Committee (VPTC) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

Candidates for this Match must already have submitted an Application to Commence Training to the Victorian Psychiatry Training Committee.

This match is for first year training commencing in 2023.

First Year Psychiatry Match

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Match Stage




Match will open for applications at 10am


Match Applications Close

Match will close on 30 May at 5pm


Complete your video interview

Video interviews can be recorded between 10am on 31 May and 5pm on 3 June


VPTC Shortlist and Assessment

Referee Reports accessible by candidates.

As of 13 June 2022, health services will be able to access candidate information


Health Service Assessment and Ranking


Results Published

Results available via login to APS at 10am.

Reading Material

Schedule of Dates

This document has all key dates associated with the VPTC First Year Psychiatry Training Match

Information Pack

Information for candidates applying to First Year Psychiatry Training (VPTC).

Victorian Mental Health Services

A list of mental health services and their contacts for first year psychiatry candidates

Welcome from the VPTC Chair

A letter from the Chair of the Victorian Psychiatry Training Committee (VPTC)

Candidate Checklist

Advice for candidates about the application and selection process for first year psychiatry training

Formal Education Course Information

Formal Education Course Information for Psychiatry candidates

Information from Health Services

Information from each health service offering first year psychiatry training

VAPT Information

Information from the Victorian Association of Psychiatry Trainees (VAPT)

Video Interviewing Factsheet

Information to assist you to prepare for your video interview – specific to the Psychiatry First Year Trainee Match interview.

Video Interview

Instructional Video

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility Group 1

Australian or New Zealand trained medical graduate, or international medical graduate, holding general medical registration in Australia

Eligibility Group 2

Australian or New Zealand Trained medical graduate who is a current intern with provisional registration, and who will be eligible for general medical registration by 6 February 2023

Eligibility Group 3

International Medical Graduate who will have completed AMC National Competent Authority and be eligible for General Registration by 6 February 2023

Eligibility Group 4

International medical graduate who has Medical registration that has ‘Restricted to practice in Psychiatry’ condition disclosed