Basic Physician Training (BPT)

Commencing in 2020, Basic Physician Training Year 1 (BPT1) positions will be filled by Northern Health and no longer appointed through Austin Health. Following with BPT2 in 2021 and BPT3 in 2022.

Northern Health’s BPT1 year offers a variety of medical rotations for Basic Physician Trainees and HMOs considering entering Basic Physician Training.  BPT1 positions will be filled via the computer match process conducted through the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV).  Therefore, applications must be made to both Northern Health and the PMCV.

Information about registering for Basic Physician Training can be sourced from the College of Physicians<> – select Trainees.

Northern Health is part of the Central North West Basic Physician Training Consortium along with, Austin Health, Bendigo Health and Wimmera Health.

There are plans for Echuca Health to join in the future – details available via<>


Please note:  HMO2 applicants interested in multiple streams will only need to apply once to Northern Health.  Within the application process, applicants will have the opportunity to preference streams accordingly (General, BPT1 and/or Surgical).


The following rotations may be available for the BPT1 in 2020 stream:


Aged Care GEM, Cardiology , Gastroenterology, Haematology, Neurology, Observation Assessment Unit / Admitting Medical Team / Specialty Medicine cover & admitting, Oncology, Palliative Care, Renal, Respiratory