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Rural Generalist Program

Training the next generation of doctors in regional Victoria.

Offering a broad range of exciting career opportunities, people choose BRHS in their pursuit of balancing career and lifestyle.

Roles include Medical, Nursing, Radiology, Allied Health disciplines, Pharmacy, Dental, Community Health and Aged Care.

There are also non-medical opportunities in a range of support services including Administration, Finance, Health Information, Human Resources, Information Technology, Hotel Services, Maintenance & Gardens, Supply and others.

BRHS has extensive continuing education and professional development support structures for staff to develop their skills and abilities to achieve their job and career aspirations.

A number of support programs exist at BRHS which assist staff to create a great work/life balance. These include access to an extensive salary packaging program, employee assistance and health and wellbeing programs, a range of social activities, flexible work arrangements and peer support.

We are very proud of the quality services we provide to our community and staff which are a subsection of that community.

If you would like to be part of a great team, take a look at our current vacancies.

BRHS acknowledges a commitment to the ongoing development of the region’s health workforce through our graduate and student programs.

BRHS currently has a partnership Federation Training for Registered Nurses and Enrolled nurse undergraduate and post graduate training.

We also partner with Eastern Health for our medical intern program.

Student placements for undergraduates are provided in Nursing, Medical Imaging, Aged Care and Allied Health disciplines in partnership with a variety of universities, TAFEs and training providers.

These partnerships support the development of our health professionals and provide exposure to working in a rural setting in the public health sector.

Our Student Placement Program is planned with consideration to service delivery requirements, supervision capacity and the learning objectives of the student.

How to apply:

Applications to undertake a Student Placement are organised between the student’s training/educational institution and BRHS.

For Student Placement enquiries or applications, the student’s Course Coordinator should contact our People and Culture on (03) 5150 3637.

Information about our Graduate and Student Nursing Programs is at

To learn more, reach out to our Education team at or 5150 3617.

You can also hear directly from some of our recent grads about their experiences at BRHS.

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) will facilitate the placement of 10 interns each rotation.

This team will comprise of:

  • 2 BRHS interns in the region for the full year of internship;
  • 3 Rural Generalist Year 1’s (RG1s) in the region for the full year of the internship; and
  • 5 Eastern Health interns that rotate to BRHS each rotation for the 10-12 weeks.

See the links below for more information.

BRHS Internship Programs.

Victorian Rural Generalist Program

Eastern Health Internships.

A range of grants and incentives are available to health professionals interested in working in rural and regional areas of Australia.

As per the Australian Government Remoteness Area Classification system (ASGC-RA), Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is situated in an area classified as Outer Regional (RA3) which meets the criteria for access to many grant and incentive programs offered by the Australian Government.

Click on the links below for further information:

Victorian Rural Generalist Program

Rural Health Workforce Australia

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria

Australian Government Department of Health

BRHS offers a comprehensive work experience program for local students to gain valuable knowledge about careers in health.

Student information sessions and tours of the hospital campuses are also available by appointment.

Our work experience program is offered to East Gippsland Secondary School students who are currently undertaking year 10,11 or 12.

These students are provided with the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily activities of a variety of departments.

BRHS circulates a calendar each year to Careers Coordinators of participating local schools with their designated dates and quotas for work experience students.

Requests for work experience outside of these specifications must be directed to the Workforce Capability & Culture Department of BRHS for consideration.

In the interest of providing appropriate supervision and a meaningful work experience placement for students, BRHS is unable to guarantee a place to all work experience applicants.

How to apply:

If you are interested in a career in the health industry, please discuss your areas of interest with your school Careers Advisor.

For work experience enquiries or applications your Course Coordinator should contact our People and Culture Department on (03) 5150 3637

BRHS has maintained its commitment towards improving Aboriginal health, employment and training outcomes to ‘Close the Gap’ in disparity with the non-Aboriginal population.

Our current Aboriginal employment initiatives and goals are outlined in BRHS’ Aboriginal Employment Plan.

This Plan follows on from previous successful Aboriginal employment initiatives at BRHS including Yangan Nalu (2009) and our BRHS Aboriginal Employment Plan 2012-2015.

BRHS aims to increase our level of Aboriginal Employment through a range of measures including:

  • Continuing and building on our Aboriginal and mainstream trainee programs
  • Engaging with prospective job and training candidates in the local Aboriginal community including through local job network providers and employment programs
  • Fostering a continued increase of mainstream applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • Exploring funding options and opportunities for other employment and training schemes including work experience, vocational and tertiary student placements, cadetships, graduate and intern programs
  • Building supervision and mentoring capacity and BRHS
  • Developing and embedding Cultural Awareness training
  • Supporting career development and training opportunities of our current Aboriginal workforce
  • Continued participation in conferences, workshops and other stakeholder engagement relevant to Aboriginal training and employment.

How to apply:

Indigenous employment opportunities are advertised on our vacancies page

For more information regarding the BRHS Aboriginal Employment Plan please contact People and Culture on (03)5150 3637

Traineeships are regularly advertised at BRHS in a variety of health and business support areas.

A traineeship or apprenticeship at BRHS is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience with the largest employer in East Gippsland and be paid while completing your formal training qualification.

How to Apply:

Traineeships and apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our vacancies page.

For more information, please contact People and Culture on (03) 5150 3637

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