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Queensland General Paediatric Advanced Training Network

Queensland General Paediatric Advanced Training Network

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

The network 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 network allowing flexibility for trainees to tailor their final year according to their specific educational and career interests.

This network 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 or passed the written exam and planning to sit the clinical exam in 2021
  • commencing first or second year of advanced training in general paediatrics in 2021
  • general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • registration with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Provisional Advanced Training

Selection to a network position for provisional advanced trainees will be dependent on successful completion of the RACP clinical examination in 2021. Refer to the How to apply guide for further information.

How to apply

Applicants must:

Other documents

Key dates

  • Application period: Monday 1 June­–Monday 29 June 2020
  • Interviews: An interview is required for all shortlisted applicants. Further information about the interview process will be released in due course.
    • Thursday 30 July 2020 - Townsville
    • Tuesday 4 August 2020 – Gold Coast
    • Wednesday 5 August 2020 – Brisbane
  • Selection Decision:  Monday 17 August 2020

Participating facilities

Training will be hosted primarily at the:

  • Queensland Children’s Hospital
  • Townsville University 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: 25 May 2020