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Queensland Basic Paediatric Training Network

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.

Important information for new applicants

The network is collaborating with the College to pilot a pre-interview screening assessment of personal and professional attributes included in the selection criteria for Basic Training.

As part of your application for first-year training in 2023, we request that you complete an online assessment called "Casper", a form of "situational judgement test" , ideally during the RMO application period or before interview offers are allocated. The assessment has been designed for the College by Altus Assessments, who will host the assessment online. You can complete the assessment at home or in a quiet private venue of your choice on one of two dates offered for the Network. The assessment is free of charge. Further information about the pilot and how to register for Casper is available here on the RACP website.

Test Dates

Thursday 16 June 7:00pm AEST

Saturday 9 July 5:00pm AEST


The network supports and promotes paediatric education and training, including the Paediatric Written Examination Preparation Program (PWEPP) - a lecture series to support written exam candidates - and the Paediatric Clinical Examination Preparation Program (PCEPP) – an annual program to support  RACP paediatric clinical exam candidates.

Upcoming event

An information session relating to the network will be held on Monday 16 May 2022.

Click below to register.

Paediatric Training 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 2020).

How to apply

Applicants must:

Other documents

Key dates

Application period: Monday 6 June to Monday 4 July 2022

Interviews: An interview is required for all shortlisted applicants. Interviews will be held virtually and further information will be provided to those shortlisted.

  • Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Monday 8 August 2022
  • Tuesday 9 August 2022

Selection Decision: by Friday 26 August 2022

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 rotation examples

Network training hospitals

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: 13 May 2022