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Western Health - Bacchus Marsh / Melton Community

Trainee Positions

  • 1 Community Registrar (6 months or 12 months) - predominantly Melton
    • Accredited for 6 months Community Child Health or 6 months Developmental and Psychosocial for Gen Paeds Advanced training
  • 1 Community Registrar - currently offered as 2 x 6 months in paired positions, but please discuss with contact person if you wish to apply only to this position - predominantly Bacchus Marsh
    • Accredited for 5.5 months Community Child Health or 6 months Developmental and Psychosocial for Gen Paeds Advanced training
  • 1 Community Fellow (12 months) - attends Melton, JKWC, and IPC Deer Park (this position is recruited via Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Sunshine Hospital - please refer to Sunshine Hospital site).  

Trainee Level

  • Advanced Trainees only


  • Dr Trupti Prasad:  Trupti.Prasad@wh.org.au
  • Dr Zoe Asher:  Zoe.Asher@wh.org.au

Roster and on-call

  • The Bacchus Marsh and Melton positions are Mon-Fri day shifts with no dedicated on-call
    • The Bacchus Marsh Registrar will do SCN ward rounds and assist with in-hours on-call to the nursery and maternity wards.
      • On occasion, the Melton Paediatric Registrar may be required for in-hours on-call assistance to the nursery and postnatal maternity wards at Bacchus Marsh. 
    • The registrars may be required to cover for the on-site on-call after-hours weekend and weekday roster in urgent situations - family-friendly accommodation is provided for these after-hours periods.


  • 3 bed level 3 SCN (500 births per year)

Junior Staff

  • 1 x HMO 
  • 2 x Registrars
  • 1 x Fellow

Senior Staff

  • 7 General and/or Community Paediatricians


  • MDT Autism Assessment clinic
  • MDT Pathways to Good Health (out of home care) clinics
  • Developmental and behavioural clinics
  • Supervision of HMO General Paediatric clinics

Education and Teaching

  • Grand Rounds (community paediatric focus)
  • MDT meetings and case conferences
  • Weekly CCCH tutorial program
  • NeoResus is offered twice per year


  • As per award 


  • Melton and Bacchus Marsh sites are each located approximately 50 km from the Melbourne CBD with easy highway access.  The two sites are 14 km apart.  A car is required for these positions.

    Bacchus Marsh and Melton Community (previously Djerriwarrh) - Western Health offer accredited training positions that focus on community paediatric training.  Outpatient clinics at both site offer comprehensive assessment and management for a range of conditions including developmental and behavioural paediatrics and general paediatrics.

    There are a number of specialist multidisciplinary clinics conducted at Melton Health and the trainees will get experience in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, behavioural disorders, and other developmental disorders.

    The allied health and consultant paediatric team are approachable and focus on providing family-centred care for children.  You will receive supportive supervision and learning opportunities and will be treated as a valuable member of the team.  The community paediatric experience at Bacchus Marsh / Melton will be a highlight of your training years and prepare you well for General Paediatric or Community Paediatric practice in the future.