Medical Labour Force Survey Registration Number
The information collected in this survey will be used only to compile statistical aggregates for the purpose of national,
state and regional workforce planning. Your cooperation in completing this form will greatly contribute to making these
statistics accurate and reliable.
Queries regarding this survey can be directed either to the Department of Human Services (DHS) Service and
Workforce Planning Branch on (03) 9096 7838.
Please return your completed form to the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria.
Sex Male Female
Year of birth 1 9
3 Australia Other(please specify)
Country of birth 1 UK/Ireland 3 Asia 6
New Zealand 2 Other Europe 4
Do you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? Yes No
Are you an Australian citizen? Yes No
If No, do you have permanent resident status in Australia? Yes No
Where do you currently reside? NSW 1
Tas NT ACT Overseas Go to Qn 8
6 7 8 9
What is the postcode of your place of permanent residence?
Is your name on the latest register in another State or Territory? Yes 1 No 2
If Yes, please tick all of the other States in NSW Qld SA WA
1 3 4 5
which you are registered.
Tas NT 7 ACT 8
What year did get your initial (basic) qualification in medicine?
10 NSW South Australia UK/Ireland
Where was your initial 1 4 8
qualification in medicine
obtained? Victoria 2
Western Australia 5
Queensland New Zealand Other(please specify)
3 7 10
10a In Victoria, which type of registration do you have?
General registration Specific registration Provisional registration
1 2 3
11 In the LAST WEEK, which of the following describes your work status?
'Working in medicine' includes the practice of medicine, or work that is principally concerned with the discipline
Working in medicine of medicine, e.g. medical research, administration, or teaching of medicine. 'Working in medicine' includes
those normally engaged in medicine but currently on leave.
working only in Victoria Go to Question 13
working mainly in other State(s) but also
working in Victoria 2
Go to Question 13 but answer all further questions
working mainly in Victoria but also working only in respect of your work in Victoria.
in other State(s) 3
working only in other State(s)
No further questions, thank you
working in medicine overseas
working in Victoria but currently on leave for 13
Go to Question but answer all further questions
three months or longer 6
(e.g. maternity, study, long service leave) only in respect of your work in Vic. prior to leave.
Question 11 continues over the page
Not working in medicine
Go to Question 13 if you have worked in medicine in
retired from regular work the LAST WEEK.
7 Otherwise, no further questions, thank you.
currently not working
8 Are you looking for work in medicine?
currently working, but not in medicine Yes No
9 1 2
Full time Other than full time Go to Question 12
Persons not working in medicine
A. Please tick main reason for not working in medicine
Have not yet commenced 1 Change in career 3
Postgraduate study in other field
Retirement from the workforce Family responsibilities
Other (please specify)
B. Are you planning to enter/re-enter the medical workforce? Yes No
C. If yes, please tick the likely time frame for re-entry.
Next 12 months 2 to 5 years 6 to 10 years
1 2 3
If you are NOT working in medicine, no further questions. Thank you.
Please fill in the remainder of the survey with specific reference to your working arrangements
in the LAST WEEK.
LAST WEEK, how many hours did you work in medical jobs? Note: Please complete sections A, B and C.
( Exclude time spent on travel between work locations, but include travel to home visits or other calls out. Exclude
time spent on professional voluntary activities. Please estimate where exact figures are not known.)
A. Total hours actually worked LAST WEEK (Excluding hours on call not worked.
Should be less than 100 hours.)
B. Hours in direct contact with patients LAST WEEK
C. Hours on call not worked LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK, how many hours did you work in each field of medicine?
(A clinician is mainly involved in cinical practice, i.e. diagnosis and/or treatment including
recommending preventive action to patients, including pathologists and radiologists) Clinician
(eg, responsible for a hospital Department. Exclude hours doing administration or Administrator
bookwork relating to being a clinician, teacher, researcher etc)
Teacher or educator
Public health physician
Occupational health physician
(Provides medical advice in a legal environment, eg tribunals, coroner) Medico-legal physician
Total hours (Should equal total hours in Question 13A. )
LAST WEEK, how many HOURS did you work in each of the public and/or private places?
(Should equal total hours in Question 13A.)
Publicly operated Privately operated
Private medical practitioner's rooms or surgery (other than those listed below)
Ambulatory centre, day surgery, community health centre,
outpatient clinic, (non-residential health facilities)
24-hour or other medical centre not included above
Aboriginal health service
Hospital (including psychiatric hospital)
Other residential health care facility (e.g. nursing home, hospice)
Tertiary education institution
Government department or agency (e.g. laboratory, research organisation)
LAST WEEK, at what main location(s) did you work and how many hours did you work at each?
( Include outreach services. )
Total hours worked Locality
in each locality (Only write down the locality if the postcode is not known.)
First location (suburb,
(suburb, town, etc.)
(suburb, town, etc.)
In the last year, how many WEEKS did your medical work in Victoria involve scheduled sessions for patient
(Average number of weeks worked per year in direct patient care is an important workforce planning determinant)
How many more years do you intend to remain in the medical workforce?
Other than English, what language(s) do you currently use professionally in patient/client encounters?
None French Italian Mandarin Cantonese
1 3 5 7 9
German Greek Spanish Vietnamese Arabic
2 4 6 8 10
Other (please specify)
20 For practitioners who did some clinical work (even if not your main job): Please complete ONE column most
appropriate to your area of clinical practice.
1 GP/primary care 2 Non-specialist in 3 Specialist*# (includes 4 Specialist-in-training
practitioner hospital (salaried) private & hospital) *#(eg. Registrar)
1. Do you work mainly in: 1. What is your salaried From the specialty list below 1. Please indicate the
position? please write the codes for your specialty in which you are
general practice? Intern training by writing in the code
1 1 specialist qualifications and
a special interest area? 2 HMO Yr 1 the specialties in which you boxes the corresponding code
(please specify) practise: from the specialty list provided
HMO Yr 2 3 below:
HMO Yr 3 4 1. Specialist qualifications:
2. Are you currently: Code If Other specify: If Other, specify:
other hospital Main
medical officer? 6
registered (VR)? 1
RACGP fellowship? 2 2. Are you currently:
a GP Registrar 2nd
3 a GP registrar? 1
trainee? a recognised GP?
other? 4 2 2. In what year do you
an other GP? 3 expect to complete your
3. Are you currently working:
as a locum? 1
through a deputising 2. Specialties in which you
3. Are you awaiting entry to a
specialist training course?
as a locum and in a Code If Other specify:
deputising service? 3 Yes 1 No 2 Main
as none of these? 4 4. How many years do you
expect to be working mainly as
4. How many primary care a hospital non-specialist?
medical practitioners work 3rd
at your main practice <1 1 2
3 or more * A specialist is a person who holds a qualification awarded by,
1 2 3 or equivalent to that awarded by, the relevant specialist
5. Do you have the right of professional college in Australia.
4 5 or more
5. LAST WEEK, how many # A specialty is an area of work for which you are qualified for
hours of clinical work did you recognition under the Health Insurance Act.
do between 6pm - 7am?
Specialty and subspecialty Pathology Anaesthesia
areas 17 General pathology 33 Anaesthesia
18 Anatomical pathology 49 Intensive care - anaesthesia
19 Clinical chemistry 52 Pain medicine
20 Cytopathology 53 Palliative care
47 Clinical genetics
21 Forensic pathology Radiology
02 Clinical haematology
22 Haematology 35 Diagnostic radiology (incl. ultrasound &
03 Clinical immunology (incl. Allergy)
23 Immunology nuclear medicine)
04 Clinical pharmacology
24 Microbiology 45 Radiation oncology
Surgery Other speccialties
07 General medicine
25 General surgery 34 Dermatology
26 Cardiothoracic surgery 36 Emergency medicine
09 Infectious diseases
27 Neurosurgery 38 Medical administration
48 Intensive care - internal medicine
41 Ophthalmology 39 Obstetrics and gynaecology
10 Medical oncology
51 Oral/maxillo-facial surgery 55 Obstetrics only
28 Orthopaedic surgery 56 Gynaecology only
12 Nuclear medicine (incl. ultrasound)
42 Otolaryngology 40 Occupational medicine
13 Paediatric medicine
29 Paediatric surgery 43 Psychiatry
14 Renal medicine
30 Plastic/reconstructive surgery 44 Public health medicine
50 Respiratory & sleep medicine
31 Urology 46 Rehabilitation medicine
32 Vascular surgery
16 Thoracic medicine
54 Other surgery 98 Other (not listed anywhere else)
Thank you for your time.
Please return the completed questionnaire to the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria.