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Medical Training Positions

This webpage aims to introduce current and future medical officers to the high-quality medical education programs and pathways on offer within Hunter New England Health. Please click the buttons below to learn more about each training program and pathway.

What is a Training Network?

  • A formal grouping of training sites (hospitals and health services) as part of a combined training program ad in accordance with agreed principles that is different from 'informal' networks
  • Endorsed by College, Health Department and Health Services
  • Supported by governance structures and dedicated staff

Prevocational Training Programmes

Vocational Training Programmes

HNE health provide information on our major training networks, however, we offer training pathways across a wide range of specialities, please refer to specific college websites for any specialities not linked below.

Other Training Pathways

Opportunities to develop your skills whilst giving you a solid foundation from which to launch into the next phase of your career.

Hunter New England Simulation Centre

HNE Simulation Centre (HNE Sim Centre) is about enhancing patient safety through simulation training and research and offer a wide range of

Living in our region

Hunter New England is a large, diverse area and is about the size of England. This beautiful area has appealed to many an urban professional seeking a more relaxed lifestyle and to indulge a passion for the great outdoors, while still maintaining a fulfilling career.

HNE Health also offers a wonderful family environment with excellent public and private schools, first-class universities and the only regional medical research institute in Australia. Health professionals across HNE Health are involved in extensive clinical and laboratory research programs, many of them in conjunction with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

Hunter New England Local Health District’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce has grown from 190 staff in 2008 to 730 staff in 2018.

Learn more about living in our region ❯❯


Newcastle is a renowned surf city with six golden-sand beaches within walking distance of the city centre.

Located two hours north of Sydney, the city also boasts a burgeoning cultural and artisan scene and is rapidly emerging as a smart city brimming with opportunities.

Life here is free of the stresses of big city living.

City-wide and coastal revitalisation works, such as the landmark Bathers Way, are bolstering a residential boom, and will help precipitate two major tourism developments: international flights at Newcastle Airport and more frequent passenger liner calls to a future cruise terminal.


Armidale is fondly referred to as the capital of New England and offers an urban centre located in a rural setting on the doorstep of some of the most scenic national parks in Australia.

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Living and working in Armidale


Tamworth is the major service centre for North West New South Wales and the New England region and is home of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Paediatrician - Living and working in Tamworth