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Transcultural educational programs for Psychiatry Registrars


VTMH supports a number of transcultural educational opportunities for psychiatry registrars. These include: a transcultural  selective as a component of the University of Melbourne, Masters of Psychiatry; a free self-paced online learning resource in cultural assessment; a rotational position based at VTMH; and training for services in a partnership with VTMH.

We coordinate and deliver training for the six week Transcultural Selective as part of a psychiatry registrar’s training in completing the mandatory Masters of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne. 

A free, self-paced online learning resource, 'Cultural diversity & assessment'
 designed to assist mental health practitioners to focus on cultural aspects of mental health and well-being in assessment, is also available via our website.  

A 12 month Psychiatric Registrar rotational position, which splits learning and practice between VTMH and The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (Foundation House) is also available. The rotation allows registrars to gain skills in psychotherapy with refugees, general adult outpatient transcultural psychiatry, to undertake research opportunities, and to engage in Education and Service Development initiatives with external mental health services. The position is a great opportunity to develop the skills required to qualify as psychiatrists to meet the professional standards set by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

Services engaged in a Partnership with VTMH can negotiate tailored in-service training in cultural assessment.

For further information on any of these programs, please contact us via External Enquiries on 9231 3300.