Top End Health Service specialities and rotations

Mental Health positions in TEHS

Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS) is responsible for the provision of psychiatric services to the Top End (top two thirds) of the Northern Territory. It offers a range of training terms accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Trainees are able to complete their entire Basic and Advanced Adult training experience within the Northern Territory. The terms available for registrar training currently include:

  • adult acute inpatient
  • adult community
  • consultation liaison
  • on call (emergency)
  • psychiatry
  • rural/remote psychiatry.

There are also advanced (extended training location) positions available for supervised rural training for the East Arnhem and Katherine regions.

The Acute Inpatient psychiatry rotation to the TEMHS inpatient unit, located on the Royal Darwin Hospital campus, has proved popular with interns and residents. Royal Darwin Hospital Trainees in other training schemes such as General Practice and Emergency Medicine have also found a three to six month term a valuable complement to their experience.

Career in mental health


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) College

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
  • General medical registration with AHPRA
  • Acceptance into Accredited Training position at a hospital accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RANZCOG)


  • Minimum five years


MCQ Exam:

  • Essay style examination
  • OSCE

Workplace assessments:

  • Workplace based assessments
  • Entrustable professional activities
  • In-training assessments

Centrally administered assessments:

  • Psychotherapy written case
  • Scholarly project

TEHS Accredited Training

RDPH/TEHS is accredited to provide all training for the Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) in the NT.

Unaccredited positions

TEHS offers unaccredited positions.


For further information on resident or registrar positions you can contact TEMHS Director of Psychiatry by emailing

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Last updated: 23 December 2020

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