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Queensland General Paediatric Advanced Training Pathway

Queensland General Paediatric Advanced Training Pathway

The pathway offers an optional two-year program which allows trainees to meet all core requirements for general paediatric advanced training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), including the community/developmental component.

All two-year programs include at least six months in a rural or regional site. The third year of advanced training is independent from the pathway allowing flexibility for trainees to tailor their final year according to their specific educational and career interests.

This pathway may suit trainees who:

  • want to complete the core general paediatric component in a two-year block
  • have a specific interest in regional practice
  • intend to pursue dual training in general paediatrics and a sub-specialty.


The eligibility criteria for new applicants are:

  • successful completion of the RACP Basic Training, including the written and clinical exams
  • currently working within your first year of general paediatric advanced training or commencing your first year of advanced training in 2019
  • general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • registration with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

Australian citizens and permanent residents will be considered before applicants on working visas.

How to apply

Submit your applications through the RMO campaign application portal. Late applications are not accepted.

More information:

Key dates

  • Application Period: Wednesday 6 June­ to Wednesday 4 July 2018
  • Interviews: All shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview in person on either:
    • Tuesday 7 August 2018 – Gold Coast
    • Wednesday 8 August 2018 - Brisbane
    • Thursday 9 August 2018 - Townsville
  • Selection Decision:  Monday 20 August 2018

Participating facilities

Training will be hosted primarily at the:

  • Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital

Other accredited metropolitan and regional hospitals will be extensively used for specific components of the core training, including general paediatric terms. refer to:


Medical Vocational Training Pathways:

Last updated: 6 June 2018