Individual Match2022-04-21T04:24:36+00:00

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Timeline

09 May 2022

Applications Open

Match will open for applications at 10am.

09 June 2022

Applications Close

Match will close for applications at 5pm

10 June 2022

Video Interviews

Candidates to record video interview from Friday 10am 10 June until 5pm Sunday 12 June.

13 June 2022

Health Service Selection and Assessment Period

Commences 13 June to Friday 1 July 2022

18 July 2022

Results Published – VRPA

Results available via the Allocation and Placement Service and via email at 10am.

20 July 2022

Results Published – Priority Group 1

Results available in APS and via email at 10am.

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FAQs

Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA)2022-05-10T07:00:05+00:00

Q. There is only one rural health service I want to nominate in my preference list, should I enter the VRPA?

A. If the preference is for a rural preference than you should enter the VRPA. 

Q. I wish to preference a mix of rural and metro, should I enter Round 2 of the Match?

Yes, you cannot participate in the VRPA if you have metro Health Services in your preferences.

Q. Will international students be able to apply for the VRPA or just the other allocations?

The VRPA is only open to candidates who meet the criteria for Priority Group 1 or VRPA Priority Group 2 – these criteria are available on our website.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria cannot enter the VRPA, however if they are eligible for the Intern Match they can register to participate and will still be able to nominate some rural/regional health services in their preferences.

In 2022, Victorian trained temporary residents are eligible to participate in the VRPA if they wish.

Q. How many positions will be available in the VRPA round?

We cannot calculate or release this information until applications close. The distribution is calculated based on the total number of Priority Group 1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

For health services with positions available in the VRPA and in subsequent rounds, how many positions will be included in the VRPA and how many will be available in subsequent allocation rounds?

We cannot calculate or release this information until applications close. The distribution is calculated based on the total number of Priority Group 1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

Q. Are VRPA Priority Group 1 applicants prioritized above VRPA Priority Group 2 applicants?​

Yes, VRPA Priority Group 1 candidates are guaranteed an internship position, so therefore they receive priority over VRPA Priority Group 2 applicants.

Q. I am an International student (Vic temporary resident) studying in Australia. I understand this makes me a Priority Group 2 candidate. I wish to apply to VRPA, am I required to submit supporting documents?

No, you will not be required to upload/attach any supporting documentation to your application.

Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship (VRMS)2022-05-20T00:03:16+00:00

Q. How do I apply for the VRMS scholarship?

The VRMS application is a section within the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA) section of the Intern Application form and will be available online from 10am 9 May 2022 until 5pm 9 June 2022.

Q: I am applying for the Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship (VRMS), do I need to provide evidence that have worked in a rural community in Victoria?

A: No, this was previously part of the VRMS guidelines, however this criterion has been removed as PMCV believes the questions asked during the VRPA and VRMS application processes provide sufficient information about a candidate’s rural experience and rural intentions.

Please note that if you are applying to the VRPA as an interstate graduate and you did not complete your Year 12 schooling in Victoria, you will need to provide evidence to the PMCV that you previously lived in  rural Victoria (Modified Monash Model (MMM) – MM2 classification or higher) and worked in a rural healthcare setting.

Q. I really want to work in rural Victoria, but I gave my top preference to a metropolitan health service. Am I eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship?

No, to be eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship, you must enter the VRPA and give all your preferences to rural health services, with no metropolitan health services listed as per the VRMS Guidelines.

Q. Do I have to only select Rural Generalist Pathways to be eligible for the VRMS?

No, you can choose any Health Service in the VRPA, this can be a combination of Health Service internships and/or Rural Generalist Program internships.

Q. Does the two-year Return of Service (ROS) obligation have to be served consecutively?

No. The two-year ROS obligation must be discharged within a period of three years following graduation from medical school.

Q. I receive a RAMUS scholarship. Am I eligible to apply for VRMS scholarship?

You are not eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship if you are in receipt of other scholarships, cadetships or bursaries with a combined total of more than $7,000 per year.

Q. Which health services are considered rural for the purposes of the VRMS?

Albury Wodonga Health, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Grampian Health Ballarat, Barwon Health, Geelong, Bendigo Health Care Group, Gippsland Rural Intern Training program, Goulburn Valley Health (Shepparton), Mildura Base Hospital, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Southwest Healthcare, Warrnambool

Q. If I quit during my intern year and/or second year, do I have to pay back the VRMS scholarship?

If you do not complete your return of service (ROS) obligation, you will be required to pay back a percentage or all of the scholarship that has been paid to you.

Q. Will my employer know that I have received a VRMS scholarship?

The PMCV will contact your employer to monitor your return of service obligation.

Q. I have a Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship for which I receive a tax-free income. Am I eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship?

You are not eligible to apply for a VRMS scholarship if you are in receipt of other scholarships, cadetships or bursaries with a combined total of more than $7,000 per year.

Q. I am receiving Centrelink student payments. If I am successful in obtaining a VRMS, how will this impact my payments?

You are advised to consult with your accountant about the impact of the VRMS on any Centrelink payments you receive. You may request the VRMS to be paid as a lump sum or in instalments with payments completed no later than 31 December 2022.

Q. Is the VRMS tax free?

No, the VRMS scholarship is not tax free and you are advised to consult with your accountant about the impact of the VRMS on your personal financial situation.

 

 

 

RGA – Specifics2022-03-03T05:44:38+00:00

Q. How is my Priority Group determined?

A. The VRGP team will be assessing your application against the Priority Group criteria. This will be forwarded to the Health Services, so they are aware of each candidates Priority Group.

 

Q. How will my Priority Group have a bearing on the Match process?

When the Match has closed, and the Match is run, PMCV will run an algorithm which aligns preferencing from candidates and health services.

This will be done in two rounds:
• The first Match allocation will be Priority Group 2 candidates and any Priority Group 1 candidates who were not pre-matched.
• The second Match allocation will be for any unmatched candidates from the first Match allocation and include Priority Group 3 candidates.

 

RGA – Results2022-03-03T05:37:30+00:00

Q. How do I find out the results of the Match?

A. Approved Candidates and registered hospital administration users will be emailed the Match results. You can also access the result by logging in to the Allocation & Placement Service system.

 

Q. I am matched to a Health Service. What do I do now?

A. The health service will contact you in a day or two regarding your contract, roster, etc. You do not accept the position via PMCV.

 

Q. Can I decline or withdraw from the position I was allocated in the Match?

A. Participation in the Match signifies that you agree to abide by the results and accept the health service to which you have been matched.

Once an applicant has accepted an offer, they will not receive any further offers in Victoria. Once an applicant has declined an offer, they will not receive any further offers in Victoria.

Trainees who decline a position or have accepted a position at any stage, then later withdraw from that position, will in most cases be ineligible to be matched to another funded VRGP for the same year. Exceptions maybe considered if there are unforeseen and extenuating circumstances, to be approved by VRGP.

 

Q. I am unmatched. What do I do now?

A. There may be candidates and Advanced Skills positions that remain unfilled following the Match process.

All unfilled positions and unmatched RGA candidates will be managed through a case management process.

If there are still unfilled RGA posts after a thorough case management process has been undertaken, a reallocation of RGA posts may occur. It will still be vital for the VRGP that any trainees entering these reallocated posts are genuine RG candidates.

RGA – Positions2022-03-03T05:31:03+00:00

Q. Where do I find the posts that are available to preference?

A. The posts will be listed within the Match in the APS, when the Match officially opens on 2 May. There will also be a list on the VRGP website as soon as available after 8 April.

 

Q. The post I was hoping to undertake does not have a position listed, what can I do?

A.  The VRGP in conjunction with the Regional Networks, is responsible for the coordination, placement, prioritisation and development of department subsidised RGA posts across Victoria. This provides a formalised and equitable process for the distribution of RGA posts across Victorian public health services with the aim of addressing community need for Rural Generalists.

Speak to your RG Coordinator for further information.

 

Q. I have read that some posts can be filled by a pre-match, why wasn’t I able to pre-matched?

A. Pre-match is only available to Priority Group 1 trainees, already on a documented VRGP pathway for the discipline and speciality of the RGA position.

RGA – Interviews2022-02-21T23:26:12+00:00

Q. Are all candidates required to record a video interview?

A. Yes, the requirements of the Match is for all candidates to record a video interview between 10am Friday 20 May to 5pm Sunday 22 May.

 

Q. Do I also have to attend a online or live interview with the Health Service?

A. This will be determined by individual Health Services. Some maybe happy to assess from the video interview only, however we believe most will shortlist candidates and then offer an interview. Any interview will be during the Health Service Assessment/Interview Period between Monday 6 June to Friday 17 June. These are coordinated and run by the Health Service and not PMCV.

 

Q. Who will see my recorded video interview?

A. The following groups will have access to the video:

  • The Clinical Leads from the specialty (discipline) your are applying to
  • Rural Generalist Coordinator to assess your Priority Group
  • Health Services you have given a preference, have the option to view the video to use in their assessment or shortlisting process.
  • PMCV to check for technical issues only
RGA – Eligibility2022-02-21T23:27:14+00:00

Q. Am I eligible to apply for the RGA Match?

A. Details of the eligibility criteria can be found in the RGA Business Rules.

 

Q. I am an International Medical Graduate, can I apply for the RGA?

A. International Medical Graduates are eligible for any of the Priority Groups listed above providing they meet the criteria listed in both the eligibility section (including full General registration) and the relevant Priority Group criteria.

 

Q. I have already accepted a pre-match to an Advanced Skills position, can I apply to the RGA Match?

A. No, once a signed pre-match agreement has been signed, you are no longer eligible for the Match. Please discuss this with the Health Service or RG Coordinator.

 

Q. I have already completed an Advanced Skill, am I able to apply to the Match to complete a second Advanced Skill?

A. RG trainees and Fellowed RG may elect to undertake a second advanced skill to meet the needs of their community and/or professional interests. This includes doctors who have an existing advanced skill that was not obtained through a VRGP funded position. The following process applies for all doctors in this category applying for funded RGA positions:

  • First preference for RGA positions will be given to RG trainees obtaining their first advanced skill (refer to
    the RGA priority criteria). Therefore, all doctors wishing to obtain a second advanced skill will be allocated
    to Priority Group 3.
  • RACGP trainees and Fellows must have completed the rural requirement of the FARGP, before being
    eligible to complete a second funded RGA
RGA – Application2022-03-03T05:32:58+00:00

Q. Do I need to send an application to the Health Service, as well as applying to PMCV?

A. No, there is no need for a direct application to the Health Service for the RGA Match

 

Q. How many referee names can I submit?

A. Two referees contact names is the maximum for this Match.

 

Q. Can I select multiple disciplines?

A. Yes, provided they are within the three (3) preference maximum limit.

Intern – Specifics2022-05-06T04:18:23+00:00

Q. Who can I nominate as a referee?

Referees must be a PGY4 or above and has supervised you clinically

Q. Why is my application status still pending? When will my application be approved?

The approval process is not automatic on submission of your application.

The PMCV team must check every applicant has provided all the necessary information to confirm their eligibility to participate in this Match, this includes checking MIPN numbers and that you have selected the correct eligibility criterion. Approval times may vary due to the volume of applications and queries we are processing. Rest assured that all candidate applications will be checked and processed by the final application closing date.

Q. What is the maximum number of preferences I can nominate?

You are able to nominate up to eight (8) preferences. The minimum number is one (1) however PMCV strongly recommend that you provide as many preferences as possible to maximise your chance of being allocated.

Q. Do I have to complete a video interview for the match?

Yes, all candidates are required to complete a video interview during the specified period.

Q. What happens if I receive an offer in another state or territory? Can I accept this offer and will this affect my chances of getting an offer in Victoria?

You can accept an offer of internship in another state or territory. You will still be eligible to receive an offer in Victoria. You will need to decide between the offers and decline whichever offer you do not wish to take. Please note that during the Late Vacancy Management process, participating candidates can only receive one offer of internship in Australia.

 

 

Intern – Positions2022-05-06T04:21:07+00:00

Q. How many positions will be available for Priority Group 2/ Priority Group 3 applicants?  

The number of positions available offered to Priority Group 2 and 3 candidates varies each year based on many different factors. Most vacancies that are offered to Priority Group 2 and 3 candidates arise when positions matched are declined, which can occur at various times throughout the year. There is a report on the 2021 Intern Match (in the Reading Material section) which outlines the number of offers made to applicants by category last year.

Q. How many positions will be available in the VRPA round?

We cannot calculate or release this information until applications close. The distribution is calculated based on the total number of Priority Group 1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

For health services with positions available in the VRPA and in subsequent rounds, how many positions will be included in the VRPA and how many will be available in subsequent allocation rounds?

We cannot calculate or release this information until applications close. The distribution is calculated based on the total number of Priority Group 1 applicants relative to the number of VRPA applicants

Intern – Match results2022-04-21T08:36:50+00:00
Intern – Interviews2022-05-06T04:09:00+00:00

Q. Will I be assigned a time to complete my interview or can I do so any time during the specified video interview period?

You are able to complete your recording at any time during the specified video interview period. However, we recommend that you allow plenty of time to ensure your recording is completed and submitted before the deadline.

Q. How many interview questions in total will the applicants be required to answer?

All candidates will be required to answer three (3) questions. Presentation of the interview questions will be randomised from three different question banks, so that applicants receive different situational/scenario-based examples to which they will respond. There will be an additional question for VRPA applicants.

Q. Are the interview questions timed?

Response time will be two (2) minutes per question, with one (1) minute to read the question and prepare your answer before you start to record your answer. It is best to set aside 20 to 30 minutes to complete your interview, this includes reading the instructions, testing your audio and video settings, and completing your recording.

Intern – Eligibility2022-05-10T01:00:52+00:00

Q.  I am an International Medical Graduate, can I apply to the Intern Match?

No, International Medical Graduates are not eligible for internship in Victoria via the Victorian Intern Match.

Q. I am providing evidence that I completed Year 12 in Victoria. What evidence is accepted and does this documentation need to be certified?

Please provide a copy of your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). This does not need to be certified. If you do not have a copy of your VCE, you can provide a letter from the Victorian high school you attended, confirming that you completed Year 12 at that school. This letter must be on letterhead and include contact details for verification purposes.

Q. I am an interstate graduate applying for Interstate Special Consideration, what documents do I need to provide and which ones need to be certified?

Please read the Interstate Special Consideration policy document found in the Resources section of this page. Complete the form (also available in this section) and attach the listed documentation to support your application. All legal documents need to be certified. By ‘legal documents’ we mean identification documents such as your passport or driver’s license, and proof of residency status such as your citizenship or permanent residency documentation.

Intern – Application2022-05-06T03:58:23+00:00

Q. In what order should I do my applications? 

You should commence your application with PMCV first as you will then receive a candidate ID number which you will need to enter when you are applying directly to Health Services. You do not need to complete your PMCV application in one go

Q. The application period is open for a month, when should I start my application?

​PMCV recommend you apply as soon as possible, as it is important that you nominate your referees early within the application period to allow them to complete their references before the deadline. Ensure you complete all required sections before the application deadline closes.

Q. Do we apply directly to all 8 Health Services we nominate in our preference list?

If you are applying to the VRPA, no direct applications are required except for Barwon Health. All other Intern positions should apply directly to all the Health Services you have nominated in your preference list.​

Q. Can Health Services see my preference order?

Health Services cannot see your actual preference order. If a Health Service uses the Preference Filter, their candidate list will be filtered to only display those candidates who gave preference to a Health Service in their with top 3, 5 or 7 preferences, depending on which they choose to filter by.

Q. Do I need to apply directly to the Health Services as well as applying to participate in the Intern Match?

For applicants participating in the Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA), you will not have to apply directly to Health Services, unless you are nominating a preference for Barwon Health in which case you will need to apply via the Barwon Health online recruitment system. For all other Intern Match applicants (not participating in the VRPA round), please ensure you apply directly to all the Health Services you have nominated in your preference list. For more information about Health Service application requirements, please visit the website of the individual Health Service concerned.

Q. Can I submit my application before I have sat my video interview?

Yes, you must submit your your application during the application period, so we can assess your eligibility to sit the video interview. The video interview process will occur after applications close and will only be open to candidates who met the criteria to participate.

HMO2/RG2 Pre-Match2022-05-05T03:22:12+00:00

Q. Can I receive a HMO pre-match offer at another Health Service than the one where I am currently employed?

No, HMO pre-Match offers are for internal appointments only, i.e., a doctor working in a Victorian health service in 2022 continuing with the same employing health service in 2023.

The only exceptions are as follows:

  • Current interns in Rural Generalist internship programs (RG1) may accept a pre-match offer with another health service within the same region for their RG2 year, in order to obtain the rotations required for the RG pathway. These doctors must be on a defined RG training pathway and will have discussed their training options with the RG Coordinator/s in their region.
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) do not employ interns. RCH are permitted to make pre-match offers to doctors not currently employed at that health service. Please note that RCH pre-match offers are reported to the PMCV. If you have accepted a pre-match offer with RCH and enter the HMO Match, this will be reported to RCH.

Q. If I have been offered a pre-match, can I enter the HMO Match as well?

If you have signed a contract for a pre-match, you should not complete an application for the HMO Match.

If candidates identified as holding a pre-match offer enter the Match, this will be reported to the health service with which they have accepted the pre-match offer.

If candidates reported as holding a pre-match offer remain in the Match after the final withdrawal date and they are allocated to a position via the Match, they will be bound to accept their matched position and forfeit their pre-match offer.

Q. I have verbally been offered a position but I have not been given a contact or I have a contract but have not signed it. Is this still considered an offer?

Contracts should be issued and signed for it to be a binding offer. Please speak to your Health Service as soon as possible if you have not received a contract, or you do not wish to accept the pre-match offer you have received.

Q. What if I don’t want to accept a pre-match offer and go into the Match instead?

You need to advise the Health Service making the offer that your preference is to enter the Match. You should not sign a contract. Some health services may permit you to hold a pre-match offer and participate in the Match, but you must discuss this with the health service. If you do enter the Match and you are allocated to a position, you will be bound to accept the matched position and forfeit your pre-match offer.

GNMP – Positions available2022-03-07T21:35:51+00:00

Q. Where can I find information about the Health Services in the Match?

Refer to the Health Service Directories from the GNMP Match Information page for more information.

 

Q. Do all Health Services in Victoria participate in the GNMP Match?

Most public and some private hospitals and health services in Victoria participate in the annual GNMP Matching process. The PMCV does not have a list of private health services that do not participate in the Match. Please contact individual private health services for more information.

 

Q. What positions are offered in the GNMP Match?

This Match includes Nursing, Mental Health, Combined Nursing/Mental Health, Midwifery and Combined Nursing/Midwifery Program positions in Victoria. Eligible nursing, midwifery and dual degree nursing & midwifery final year students, plus students studying a postgraduate diploma in midwifery can participate in this process.

GNMP – Match specifics2022-03-07T04:01:53+00:00

Q. How does the Matching process work?

Health service rankings and candidate preferences determine the outcome of the match in conjunction with the number of positions available at each health service.

Candidates are ranked by health services based on merit. Ranking of candidates is the sole responsibility of the employing health service concerned.

The matching algorithm is used to match candidates’ preferences to health services’ rankings.

Each candidate can only be matched to one preference (one health service/program).

 

Q. I am a Victorian Distance Education student, what documents do I need to upload?

PMCV is contacting your University to obtain a student list to provide the evidence required to confirm your eligibility. However, if your University is not able to provide the list when requested, PMCV will notify you once you have submitted your APS application. We may ask you to upload a letter from your University instead. This would need to confirm:

  • your contact details including your Victorian address and
  • that you are currently studying with them through a Distance Education (online) program.

 

GNMP – Match Results2022-03-09T04:06:28+00:00

Q. I am matched to a Health Service. What do I do now?

The health service will contact you in a day or two regarding your contract, roster, etc. You do not accept the position via PMCV.

 

Q. I didn’t get matched to my first preference and I don’t want to complete my graduate program where I am matched, what can I do?

Participation in the match signifies that you agree to abide by the results and accept the health service to which you have been matched.

You are advised not to list a health service in your preferences unless you are prepared to undertake your graduate program there.

There is no further round of offers available to you.

If you decline this offer you will not be eligible to receive any further offers from any health services that participate in the GNMP Match process in Victoria.

 

Q. I am unmatched. What do I do now?

If you are unmatched in the first round you will automatically be transferred to a second round match where you have the opportunity to be considered for unmatched places. More information can be found in the Schedule of Dates document on the GNMP information page.

Once the second round match process is completed a list of remaining unmatched positions will be available via a link on the Allocations & Placement Service website from 24 October 2022. Unmatched candidates and candidates who were previously not eligible can apply for these places by contacting the health services directly. Registration with PMCV is not required for these positions.

GNMP – Interviews2022-03-07T03:20:25+00:00

Q. Do I have to complete a video interview for the Match?

All candidates who have been approved to participate in the match process will have a button appear on their APS candidate dashboard once the interview process is open. This will be from 18 – 20 July.

The video interview recordings will be made available to the health services the candidate nominated in their preferences via the APS website. Some health services may do their own interview process separately to the Match ones or in addition to them.

The interview questions will vary depending on the health service streams a candidate has selected in their preferences. There will be different question sets relating to general nursing, midwifery, combined (dual degree) nursing and midwifery, mental health nursing and regional/rural/collaborative programs.

The questions will allow candidates to briefly outline their career intentions and goals, as well as responding to clinical scenarios that might occur if they were successful in obtaining a graduate program position.

Note: The recorded video interview is one component of the whole selection process. Health services will take into consideration your application, CV, cover letter and referee reports.

 

GNMP – Eligibility2022-05-02T03:17:45+00:00

Q. Am I eligible to participate in the 2022/23 Matching Process?

Eligible candidates for participation in the 2022/23 GNMP Match are:

  1. Victorian trained Nursing/Midwifery students (Australian or New Zealand citizen/Australian permanent resident).
  2. Current Victorian resident – Distance Education Nursing/Midwifery student (Australian or New Zealand citizen/Australian permanent resident) i.e. lives in Victoria and studying online at an interstate university.
  3. Current Victorian trained Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery students (Australian or New Zealand citizen/Australian permanent resident) undertaking the clinical placement model. (NB: These candidates can only select Midwifery positions).
  4. Interstate trained Nursing/Midwifery students (Australian or New Zealand citizen/Australian permanent resident) studying at interstate university.
  5. New Zealand trained Nursing/Midwifery students (New Zealand citizen) studying in New Zealand.

Essential Criteria

  • Eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia on course completion.
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian ‘permanent residency status’
  • Have not previously participated in a Graduate Nursing or Graduate Midwifery Program at a Victorian health service.(Exemption: Candidates who are currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery may have previously completed a Graduate Nursing Program. These candidates remain eligible to participate in the 2022 GNMP Match, but must ONLY nominate midwifery positions in their preference list.)
  • Completed a nursing and/or midwifery bachelor’s degree in the academic year – January 2022 to June 2023.

IMPORTANT: Course completion relates to when attendance of all academic subjects / placements are complete NOT graduation date or issue of exam results.

If you meet the above criteria then you are eligible to enter the 2022 match for 2023 positions.

2023 Mid-year graduates:If you are completing your course between January and June 2023 you may register in 2022 for mid-year positions in 2023. If you are unsuccessful then you can register again in the 2023 match for 2024 positions.

 

Q. Can I apply for a mid-year Graduate Program?

All graduate programs are included in the one match process held each year. There is no match process just for mid-year GNMPs. To be considered for a mid–year intake in 2023 you will need to participate in the 2022 Allocations & Placement process. Whilst the large majority of graduate programs commence from January – March 2023, there are some health services that offer a mid-year program between April to August 2023. Refer to the 2022 GNMP Multiple Intake Health Services document on the GNMP Match information page for details of which health services offer multiple intakes.

In addition, you can discuss with the health services directly before you apply. You will need to indicate which intake(s) you are interested in applying for on your cover letter / health service application forms.

 

Q. If I have applied for positions outside of the Match, am I still eligible to apply for the GNMP Match?

You can apply for a graduate position via the PMCV GNMP Match and also submit direct applications to private hospitals or interstate graduate programs. Please check the application process for other states in Australia as the GNMP Match is only for Victorian hospitals and health services.

You must choose between remaining in the GNMP Match or accepting a position outside of the Match before the final closing date to withdraw – 14 September 2022. If you remain in the Matching process after 14 September 2022 and have been matched to a health service, you would need to accept that position (re: Code of Conduct of Allocations & Placement Service).

 

Q. I’m completing my Bachelor in Midwifery and have previously done a grad year in nursing. Can I participate for midwifery grad year positions?

Yes, you can participate in the 2022 match for midwifery only roles commencing 2023. You are not eligible to re-register for nursing positions.

 

Q. I’m an international student. What can I do?

As an international student you can apply to private health services now. Then from 24th October, you will be eligible to apply directly for positions that will be published on the GNMP Match website page https://www.pmcv.com.au/2022-graduate-nurse-midwifery-program-match/. Registration is not required for these positions.

 

Q. Can I work as an RN or RM before starting my Grad year?

(Note: this question relates to whether the Health Service receives funding, it is not to do with the Match eligibility or PMCV. Advice is best sought from the Department of Health, PMCV has taken the following extract from the Training & Development funding guidelines).

For nurses and midwifes to be eligible for a Graduate Program, they must have either not worked as a registered nurse or midwife since registration, or worked less than 24 hours per week in the first year since registration (or less than 6 months full time equivalent). Working part-time or causal as an RN, for example, is usually fine. The exception is the nurse who has previously participated in a graduate nurse program has undertaken a postgraduate midwifery course delivered through a clinical placement model.

 

Q. I previously completed a EN graduate program. I’m now studying for my RN. Am I eligible to particpate?

Yes, you would be eligible to participate in an RN program as this is different to the EN Program previously completed.

 

Q. I’m on a partner visa and have applied for my permanent residency. Am I eligible to participate in the match?

You must have secured permanent residency by the close of the registration period, Friday 8th July, to be eligible to participate. If this is not guaranteed then you cannot apply for graduate positions through the match process. You’re options are to apply to private health services now and consider any positions we will advertise on the website from 24th October.

GNMP – Application Process2022-03-07T03:01:11+00:00

Q. How do I apply for the GNMP Match in 2022?

In Victoria, most Graduate Nurse/Midwifery program (GNMP) places are allocated by the PMCV Allocations & Placement Service (APS). Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery students or Master of Nursing Practice/Science students who would like to complete a Graduate Nurse/ Midwifery program at one of the participating health services can register through the GNMP Match AND must also apply to the health services they list in their GNMP match registration.

Note that you cannot register to participate in the match process in 2022 until June 6th.

Details of recognised higher education providers from Victoria are listed in the Business Rules 2022 for more information.

 

Q. Do I need to submit documents to the Health Services as well?

YES. PMCV does not assess candidates applications. All applicants must submit their application documents (cover letter, CV, academic transcript, residency documents, application form, etc) to ALL the health services nominated on their GNMP Match account. For more information about individual application requirements, please check the health service’s website.

 

Q. Who can I nominate as a referee?

A feature of the Graduate Nurse / Midwifery Program match is the facility to nominate up to two clinical referees to submit references. These need to be someone who has observed you in a clinical setting, for example, whilst you have been on placement. Do not nominate anyone who cannot comment on your clinical skills.

When you nominate a referee you will need to have their title, first & last name plus email, phone number, position and place of employment to enter into your APS account. The system will automatically send them an email with a link for them to complete an on-line reference report that is saved against your account.

Health services will have access to this information to use as part of their assessment process.

Note: when you nominate the referee’s phone number it auto formats to the American style (xxx) xxx xxxx. You cannot change this but it is saved correctly in the system.

 

Q. Why is my registration status still pending?

When candidates initially register for the GNMP Match, the registration status is “Details Required”. After candidates complete the registration details and nominate preferences, the registration status becomes “Pending Approval”.

PMCV Staff will review all registrations and approve eligible candidates before the registration close date. You do not need to panic if your registration is still pending near this date. If there are any issues you will be contacted in advance. Ensure you complete your online registration with preferences well before the closing date of 8th July 2022 to get your participation approved.

Once you have been approved, the registration status becomes “Registration Approved” and you will be included in the Match.
Note: you can continue to make updates to your account up to the closing date of 8th July after your account has been approved.

Registration status will remain “Pending” until candidates submit the correct information.

Victorian residents who are studying at an interstate university via Distance education may be required to upload Supporting Documents to their Match account. PMCV will notify you if this is a requirement.

 

Q. Do I need to submit my English language test results to PMCV?

English language test results are NOT a requirement for participating in the GNMP Match. Check individual health service application requirements. For more information about English language skills, please go to Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

 

Q. Can I apply to more than four (4) Health Services

You can only apply to more than four health services if they are not in the PMCV match process e.g. private health services. If you accept a position with them, then you must withdraw from the PMCV GNMP Match no later than 14 September.

Otherwise, if you apply to more than the four health services in your preference list, those health services not listed on your APS account cannot consider you for a position unless you are unmatched and they still have places available once the match results are published.

Do your research and only apply to four health services that you will have in your preference list. You can reorder them up to 14 September.

 

Q. How can I maximse my chance of getting matched to a graduate position?

  • Some health services have multiple programs or graduate programs at different campuses. Ensure you select the correct programs/locations on your preference list and on the application form to health services.
  • Rank your four health service preferences in order of your personal preference, not the chance you think you might be matched to that health service.
  • Think about mental health and aged care programs. Consider collaborative programs or rural placements as they can offer a broad range of clinical experience tailored to individual requirements.
  • Ensure you submit all required documents and answer any specific selection criteria questions to health services on your preference list before the closing date.

Note that you must be prepared to take up a place at any health service listed in your preferences if matched.

Do not list health services you are not prepared to go to.

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BPT3+ Match2022-05-06T05:18:38+00:00

Q. Can I apply for BPT3+ Match if I have not completed (or am not currently completing) my BPT2 year?

BPT3 positions are for the third year of Basic Physician Training. Generally, you would only apply for a BPT3 position if you have completed, or are in the process of completing a BPT2 year. There are some exceptions to this rule however, and you should seek advice from the BPT Coordinator at the Health Service/s that you are interested in applying to if you are not sure which position you should apply for.

Q. Can I receive a BPT3+ pre-match offer at another Health Service than the one where I am currently employed?

No, BPT3+ pre-match offers are for internal appointments only, i.e., a doctor working in a Victorian health service in 2022 continuing with the same employing health service in 2023.

Q. If I have been offered a pre-match, can I enter the BPT3+ Match as well?

If you have signed a contract for a pre-match, you should not complete an application for the BPT3+ Match.

If candidates identified as holding a pre-match offer enter the Match, this will be reported to the health service with which they have accepted the pre-match offer.

If candidates reported as holding a pre-match offer remain in the Match after the final withdrawal date and they are allocated to a position via the Match, they will be bound to accept their matched position and forfeit their pre-match offer.

Q. I have verbally been offered a position but I have not been given a contact or I have a contract but have not signed it. Is this still considered an offer?

Contracts should be issued and signed for it to be a binding offer. Please speak to your Health Service as soon as possible if you have not received a contract, or you do not wish to accept the pre-match offer you have received.

Q. What if I don’t want to accept a pre-match offer and go into the Match instead?

You need to advise the Health Service making the offer that your preference is to enter the Match. You should not sign a contract. Some health services may permit you to hold a pre-match offer and participate in the Match, but you must discuss this with the health service. If you do enter the Match and you are allocated to a position, you will be bound to accept the matched position and forfeit your pre-match offer.

 

BPT2/Critical Care Pre-Match2022-05-05T04:02:59+00:00

Q. Can I receive a BPT2 pre-match offer at another Health Service than the one where I am currently employed?

No, BPT2 & Critical Care pre-Match offers are for internal appointments only, i.e., a doctor working in a Victorian health service in 2022 continuing with the same employing health service in 2023.

The only exception is as follows:

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) do not employ interns. RCH are permitted to make pre-match offers to doctors not currently employed at that health service. Please note that RCH pre-match offers are reported to the PMCV. If you have accepted a pre-match offer with RCH and enter the HMO Match, this will be reported to RCH.

Q. If I have been offered a pre-match, can I enter the BPT2/Critical Care Match as well?

If you have signed a contract for a pre-match, you should not complete an application for the BPT2/Critical Care Match.

If candidates identified as holding a pre-match offer enter the Match, this will be reported to the health service with which they have accepted the pre-match offer.

If candidates reported as holding a pre-match offer remain in the Match after the final withdrawal date and they are allocated to a position via the Match, they will be bound to accept their matched position and forfeit their pre-match offer.

Q. I have verbally been offered a position but I have not been given a contact or I have a contract but have not signed it. Is this still considered an offer?

Contracts should be issued and signed for it to be a binding offer. Please speak to your Health Service as soon as possible if you have not received a contract, or you do not wish to accept the pre-match offer you have received.

Q. What if I don’t want to accept a pre-match offer and go into the Match instead?

You need to advise the Health Service making the offer that your preference is to enter the Match. You should not sign a contract. Some health services may permit you to hold a pre-match offer and participate in the Match, but you must discuss this with the health service. If you do enter the Match and you are allocated to a position, you will be bound to accept the matched position and forfeit your pre-match offer.

 

BPT1/2 Applications2022-05-05T03:56:44+00:00

Q. Can I apply for BPT2 if I have not completed (or am not currently completing) my BPT1 year?

BPT2 positions are for the second year of Basic Physician Training. Generally, you would only apply for a BPT2 position if you have completed, or are in the process of completing, a BPT1 year. There are some exceptions to this rule however, and you should seek advice from the BPT Coordinator at the health service/s that you are interested in applying to if you are not sure which position you should apply for. For example, some health services would prefer candidates at PGY3+ level to apply for BPT2 positions, even if they have not completed at BPT1 year (this will vary from health service to health service).

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