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Late vacancy management

A late vacancy management process (LVMP) is implemented across Australia to manage any vacancies that may arise after the national closing date for intern recruitment. This process runs from November/December through to early the following year when those applying to the intern campaign commence employment.

It involves managing a central national register of eligible unplaced applicants.

The central register is maintained by the National Data Manager throughout the LVMP. Hospital Intern Recruitment Coordinators check this register prior to sending an internship offer to an applicant to ensure that they have not already received an offer from another State or Territory.


  • maximises opportunities for applicants who are yet to receive an internship offer
  • reduces uncertainty for employers seeking to fill late vacancies by ensuring they are not offering a position to an applicant who has already accepted an offer from another State/Territory.

Eligible applicants who have not received an internship offer at the national closing of intern recruitment are contacted by the National Data Manager and notified of the initiation of the LVMP. Applicants may opt out of the LVMP at this time, if they wish to.

Unplaced applicants on the central register will receive no more than 1 internship offer.

Last updated: 30 March 2016