SKILLED Clinical Trial Internships

Clinical trials form a critical bridge between research and practice, progressing treatments and care standards into better outcomes for patients. Expanding Victoria’s clinical trial activity calls for a highly trained workforce, capable of meeting the increasing demand.

The VCCC Alliance has established internships, in partnership with the Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (PCCTU), which provide both theoretical and hands-on learning for positions of high demand, increasing employability and providing opportunities within the sector.

Building a clinical trial talent pipeline in partnership with the Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit (PCCTU)

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Two cancer clinical trial streams

Competency based

Tailored competency frameworks for each role have been developed with a quantitative assessment grading system, based on relevant international competencies.


Hear Professor Grant McArthur and Michelle Barrett – with the MTPConnect podcast team – Caroline Duell and Dr Dan Grant talking about building a clinical trial talent pipeline.



For information and enquiries, email Rachel Barrett, VCCC Alliance Internship Program Coordinator


The SKILLED Clinical Trials Internships program partnership falls under MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative made possible by the Medical Research Future Fund, providing industry experiences and skills development for early and mid-career researchers, clinicians and innovators to develop an industry-ready workforce keeping pace with the demands of a rapidly changing sector.

The Bringing SKILLED interns to the Regions Project is supported by Victoria State Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.



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