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Queensland General Paediatric Advanced Training Pathway

Queensland General Paediatric Advanced Training Pathway

As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve certain elements of the pathway selection processes and dates may change.  Please check this website regularly for updates.

The pathway offers an optional two-year program which allows trainees to meet all core requirements for advanced training in general paediatrics 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 advanced training in general paediatrics or commencing your first year of advanced training in 2020
  • general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • registration with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

How to apply

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

More information:

Key dates

  • Application period: Monday 3 June­–Monday 1 July 2019
  • Interviews: All shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview in person on either -
  • Thursday 1 August 2019 - Townsville

    Tuesday 6 August 2019 – Gold Coast

    Wednesday 7 August 2019 – Brisbane

  • Selection Decision:  Monday 19 August 2019

Participating facilities

Training will be hosted primarily at the:

  • Queensland 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: 17 March 2020