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How to apply - Medical Interns

Applications for the 2022 campaign will open Tuesday 4 May 2021

Applicants must be graduates of, or graduating from an Australian Medical Council accredited University.

All applicants are required to apply online.  Only one application is required; you will be asked to indicate your preferred place of employment (Hobart, Launceston, North West Region) via the application form.  Applicants must list each site in order of preference.

Our online application form ensures all the information required to assess your application is provided. The form includes information on your eligibility to work in Australia and details of how to submit electronic reference requests.

The online application form requires you to include your University Student Number and your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Intern Placement Number.  The Intern Placement Number is a unique number generated by AHPRA that is provided to medical schools for distribution to all 2021 final year medical students.

Applicants will also be required to indicate place of birth and where the applicant completed education Year 12 (State or Territory if born in Australia).  This information will be used to inform the data sets required by the National Medical Intern Data Manager.

Candidates should attach a CV/Resume and any other relevant information to their application.

Further information on the Intern role can be found in the Statement of Duties.

Please note that a written statement addressing the selection criteria is NOT required.


You will receive an automated response that confirms receipt of your online application.


Applicants will not be required to nominate referees during the online application stage of the application process.

Priority Placement Framework

In the mid 2000's workforce shortage was a major concern for the Australian health care system and in 2006 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) proposed changes including the announcement of additional medical positions to be phased in across the country.  These changes increased the number of medical graduates entering the Australian medical workforce.

As the major employer in the sector, the States and Territories have always partnered the Commonwealth in its education of medical students by providing clinical placements.  At the July 2006 COAG Meeting, each state and territory agreed to guarantee to provide medical intern positions for every Australian Government supported medical student graduating from their jurisdiction (Providing the medical student is assessed as suitable for employment).  This was in return for additional Commonwealth funding of undergraduate positions.

Tasmania, like all jurisdictions, maintains a medical intern recruitment and allocation priority list that determines the order in which medical intern positions are offered (based on applicant classification) as a way of meeting the COAG commitment and, in the Tasmanian context, managing any difference between the number of available/funded medical intern positions and the number of applicants.

The Tasmanian Health Service currently gives priority, in order, to:

  1. Australian permanent resident Tasmanian-trained Australian Government supported and full-fee paying medical graduates.
  2. Australian temporary resident Tasmanian-trained full-fee paying medical graduates.
  3. Australian permanent resident interstate-trained Australian Government supported and full-fee paying medical graduates.
  4. Australian temporary resident interstate-trained full-fee paying medical graduates.
  5. Medical graduates of an Australian Medical Council accredited overseas University.


Tasmanian Health Service (THS) will conduct a preferenced ballot-based allocation system for placing Priority 1 (Australian permanent resident trained Australian Government supported and full fee paying medical graduate) and Priority 2 (Australian temporary resident trained Australian full fee paying medical graduates) applicants.

Priority 3 to 5: Will be assessed as the needs arises

Joint Applications

Applicants who are making a joint application must let us know when you are applying via the application form. Please provide partners full name when completing the application form. Note: your Partner must also be applying for a Medical Intern position with THS.

Notification of Offers

Initial offers will be made nationally from Monday 12 July 2021. You will have two days to accept or decline an offer made to work in Tasmania.


If successful, applicants will need to obtain Provisional or Limited Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) prior to commencement of employment in a position normally occupied by an Intern.  Successful applicants must satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment.  The following checks are to be conducted:

1) Conviction checks in the following areas:

  • crimes of violence
  • sex related offences
  • serious drug offences
  • crimes involving dishonesty

2) Identification check

3) Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Starting Work

The medical intern year commences Tuesday 4 January 2022.  Interns are required to undertake a paid orientation program prior to the start of the official hospital year on 1 January 2022.

Successful applicants must hold provisional or limited registration with AHRPA.  Students will need to make application for AHPRA registration as soon as possible to enable adequate time for registration to occur prior to the commencement of employment. The Clinical Schools will provide information and assistance in regard to AHPRA registration.

Successful applicants who are not Australian Citizens or do not hold permanent Resident status will need to obtain an appropriate work visa in order to undertake paid employment in Australia.  Medical Recruitment Staff will provide assistance if required.

Please apply here from 4 May 2021.