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Queensland Basic Paediatric 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 provides centralised recruitment, selection and allocation for doctors intending to commence their first or second year of basic paediatric training in Queensland.

The aim of the network is to improve access to training, broaden the clinical experience available to trainees and increase the capacity for basic paediatric training across Queensland and in Darwin.

Trainees remain on the network for the duration of their basic training subject to ongoing satisfactory performance.


The network supports and promotes paediatric education and training, including the Paediatric Clinical Examination Preparation Program (PCEPP) for RACP paediatric clinical exam candidates.

The 2020 PCEPP course has been cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information session


The eligibility criteria for new applicants at time of application are:

Queensland Health must ensure that the recruitment of overseas professionals into clinical roles strengthens the regional economies through the engagement of skills that complement but do not replace the skills of the available local labour market. Only in the circumstance that an Australian applicant pool is insufficient to fill a skilled clinical vacancy may Queensland Health sponsor applicants from the overseas market. (HR policy B46, June 2014).

How to apply

Applicants must:

Other documents

Key dates

Application period: Monday 1 June to 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.

  • Wednesday 22 July 2020: Brisbane
  • Saturday 25 July 2020:Townsville
  • Tuesday 28 July 2020: Brisbane

Selection Decision: by Friday 14 August 2020

Participating facilities

Training will be hosted primarily at:

  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Queensland Children’s Hospital
  • Townsville University Hospital

The network requires that all trainees rotate to an outer metropolitan or regional hospital for 12 month period during their 3 year pathway.

Network rotations

Network rotation examples

Network trainee experience


Network Medical Director

Queensland Directors of Paediatric Education

Location Contact nameEmail
Queensland Children’s Hospital Dr Nitin Kapur
Queensland Children’s Hospital Dr David Levitt
Townsville University Hospital Dr Vanaja Sabesan
Gold Coast University Hospital Dr Tung Vu



Last updated: 27 May 2020