Doctors in Training
AMA Victoria provides free advice, support and representation for members.
What AMA Victoria can do for you as an intern from AMA Vic on Vimeo.
Services for DiT members
- Issue representation through the DiT Subdivision
- State-wide enterprise bargaining
- Employment issues
- Entitlement advice
- Safe hours and workload controls
- Dispute management, representation and advocacy
- Learned Colleges
- Rules interpretation and advice
- Appeals assistance
- Lobbying and advocacy
- Medical Board
- Registration issues advice and assistance
- Doctor Wellbeing
- Doctor in Training mentoring program
How am I represented by the AMA?
- Dr Sue Abhary (a DiT) and Dr Bernadette Wilks (a DiT) are AMA Victoria Board members. Both have a record of advocating on DiT issues and actively encourage DiTs to recommend ways for AMA Victoria to better serve its members.
- AMA Victoria's DiT Subdivision is tireless in progressing DiT interests via policy formation, industrial campaigns and by participating in a variety of important government and educational committees. Click here for more information on the Subdivision.
- DiTs have powerful representation on AMA Victoria Council and Federal Council and are heavily lobbied by AMA’s senior leadership during policy debate or AMA elections.
Intern Employment Entitlements
In December 2013, AMA Victoria delivered more gains for its members through enterprise bargaining. The new agreement delivered the following:
- 10% pay increase compared to basic rates of pay over the life of the agreement
- $2,100 per annum Continuing Medical Education (CME) Allowance (a $1,000 increase to the 2013 rate)
- Paid Conference Leave (one week) is now available to Interns (previously only for Accredited Registrars)
- Core term assessment rules (to ensure any performance concerns are evidence based and properly managed)
- Members can download a hyperlinked version of the 2013 DiT Agreement and accompanying resources here.
A DiT hospital contract does no more than create a time period for the employment relationship and bind the DiT to their hospital’s policies and procedures.
AMA Victoria has been able to assist junior doctors with various workplace issues. Read our case studies. These are real stories, the names have been changed to protect the member's privacy.
A HMO paid higher duties on an 86 hour Registrar roster is eligible for 76 hours ordinary time and then 10 hours overtime with pay being based on the Registrar-1 hourly rate for each hour worked.
From the first pay period commencing on or after 1 December 2015, Doctors in Training will be paid the following minimum wage rates . . .
While the AMA DiT Agreement 2013-2017 provides guaranteed time off, maximum shift lengths and breaks between shifts, if a DiT’s roster or work pattern is assessed as ‘high risk’ the DiT is entitled to refuse to do the work (sub clause 25.3).
To maximise the entitlement to paid leave release after the birth of a child, a DiT may request unpaid leave release from the end of the guaranteed ten paid weeks.
AMA Victoria's comprehensive web-based Agreement package provides easy-to-understand entitlement summary guides and ready access to employment-related AMA Victoria materials and services. This package is for the exclusive use of AMA Victoria members.