Advanced & Extended Skill Posts

EV is proud to offer registrars the opportunity to further develop skills in an area of special interest or to strengthen their existing knowledge by undertaking an extended skill (ES) subject to availability.

Who can undertake these posts?

Rural pathway registrars can undertake both advanced and extended skills posts.

General pathway registrars can undertake extended skills posts only.

Rural Pathway

Registrars in the rural pathway also have access to Advanced procedural skills which includes:

  • RACGP Extended Skills posts (ES) and Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST)
  • ACRRM Primary Rural and Remote Training (PRRT) and Advanced Specialised Training (AST)

Registrars in the rural pathway can only apply for posts available in Gippsland with the exception of a small number of extended skills posts where registrars if successful will need to apply for a temporary transfer to the EV general pathway stream or MCCC for the duration of the post.

In addition to working towards the FRACGP/FARGP or FACRRM, registrars will also be expected to achieve an end point (Certificate level or above) for their chosen discipline.

For more information:

Registrars are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and complete in consultation with an EV Medical Educator/Training Advisor their training plan. 

For further information please contact:

General Pathway (Metro Region) Pauline Gunn, pauline.gunn@evgptraining.com.au 1300 851 753

Rural Pathway (Gippsland Region) Julieanne McLuckie, julieanne.mcluckie@evgptraining.com.au 03 5132 3100

Extended Skills posts are 6 months duration.

Registrars in the rural pathway can only apply for posts available in Gippsland with the exception of a small number of extended skills posts where registrars if successful will need to apply for a temporary transfer to the EV general pathway stream or MCCC for the duration of the post.  The following is a list of current skills posts. If the skill you are interested in is not listed, EV registrars are welcome to discuss the possibility further with EV staff.

  • Aboriginal Health – Gippsland Region
  • Aged Care – Gippsland Region
  • Disability – Metro Region
  • Drug and Alcohol Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine – Various locations (Metro & Gippsland)
  • Family Planning – Metro Region
  • Forensic Medicine – Metro Region
  • Mental Health – Gippsland Region
  • Obstetrics – Gippsland Region
  • Paediatrics – Metro Region
  • Palliative Care – Metro Region
  • Sexual Health – Metro Region
  • Skin Cancer – Various locations (Metro Region)

Registrars in the rural pathway also have access to Advanced procedural skills which includes:

  • RACGP Extended Skills posts (ES) and Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST)
  • ACRRM Primary Rural and Remote Training (PRRT) and Advanced Specialised Training (AST)

Skills Training posts in Gippsland are subject to funding and availability.  All posts aim to meet the medical services needs of rural communities.

It is expected that registrars have a least three years postgraduate experience particularly for AST/ARST and can demonstrate a strong commitment to rural/remote medical practice and reside or intend to reside within the Gippsland region.

Registrars applying for an ARST (RACGP pathway registrars) must enrol in FARGP on confirmation of the post.

In addition to working towards the FRACGP/FARGP or FACRRM, registrars will also be expected to achieve an end point (Certificate level or above) for their chosen discipline.

  • Anaesthetics
  • Obstetrics (Advanced)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Small Town

GPO (DRANZCOG Adv. trainees) & GPA (JCCA trainees) Statewide Workshop program

EV is currently funded by RWAV to provide a number of statewide workshops for GPO and GPA registrars. The workshops form part of the education provided for the training post and delivered in different locations throughout rural Victoria enhancing skill development, consolidation, mentoring and collegiately amongst trainees.

Consolidation of Skills posts (DRANZCOG Adv. & GPA Registrars)

Following the successful completion of either the Obstetrics DRANZCOG Adv. or GP Anaesthetics (JCCA) 12 month training post, registrars will be expected to complete a ‘Consolidation of skills’ post (CoS) the following year. This is undertaken as part of GP training time over a 12 month period (approx 0.5 FTE and 0.5 general practice) providing registrars the opportunity to consolidate their skills in the hospital they trained in and an appropriately matched general practice in their chosen area of skill.