It is always recommended that you get as much detail as possible about your job before accepting the job. Given that each state and territory currently operates under different systems of labour relations, it is likely that your service has been broken by the alternation between states. This means that your job is terminated in one state and a new employment contract starts in another state, which means you can start from scratch in terms of rights. The general exception to this rule is long-term leave, which, although governed by national legislation, recognizes other public sector services as uninterrupted continuity. However, in most areas, it is also important, with respect to long-term leave, to ensure that the break between the two states is minimal. Other conditions of state grant: unrecognized (not the transfer of other leave rights without written agreement) The employment of doctors in training in Australia will sometimes vary considerably from country to country. Physicians-in-training are not employed by a Commonwealth employer such as the Department of Health and Ageing and often have to alternate between different employers in the state and territory as part of their training. This has led WADA`s regional and local authorities to develop, in collaboration with WADA`s Federal Labour Office, a guide that provides basic information to this group of collaborators. It is important to note that this is not a complete industrial instrument and should not be used as a substitute for individual industrial orientation. This document is designed as a guide that will help physicians-in-training understand different government systems and be armed with questions and instructions to obtain more information.
AMA/ASMOF subsidiaries are able to provide members with copies of relevant information and answer specific industry questions. It is difficult to know exactly why this happened. It is possible that industry groups that represent physicians in other states and territories have been more successful in representing apprentice doctors over the years.