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Queensland Nephrology Advanced Training Pathway

The Queensland Advanced Training in Nephrology Program is a statewide process and is supported by the Renal Heads of Department with advanced training accredited positions.

The streamlined centralised process is a 1-year advanced trainee program. The program meets the core Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) components of 1 year of nephrology training. Up to 16 positions may be offered in this program for commencement in the 2021 clinical year.


To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position, applicants must:

  1. Be currently employed as Advanced Trainees in Nephrology or
  2. New Candidates who:
    • Have successfully completed or are in the process of completing the FRACP clinical examination (or equivalent recognised qualification) and have an interest in Nephrology.
    • Please note: On the 02.04.2020 The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) advised that the 2020 Divisional Clinical Examination (DCE) in Adult Medicine and Paediatrics & Child Health will now be postponed to 2021. Any trainees eligible to sit the exam this year will be able to provisionally progress to Advanced Training in the 2021 clinical year.

      If you are planning to sit the RACP DCE in 2021, wish to apply for a pathway/network AT position and be accepted as a provisional Advanced Trainee (pAT), you must meet the following requirements:

      • completed all other Basic Training requirements, including passing the Divisional Written Examination AND
      • plan to sit the DCE in 2021

      For provisionally approved Advanced Trainees, if your attempt at passing the clinical exam in 2021 is unsuccessful, any training provisionally approved as 'conditional upon passing the Clinical Examination' will not be accepted as Advanced Training and you will revert to being a “continuation basic trainee.” For more information on provisional Advanced Training refer to the RACP website.

  3. Are registered (or eligible to be registered) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

How to apply

Applicants seeking an advanced training position should review the following information:

The online application captures information to assess your eligibility and suitability for program selection and therefore must be complete.

All supporting documentation must be uploaded electronically, and referees consulted prior to completing the online application. Referee reports are generated and emailed to nominated referees automatically once this section is completed via the online application.

Participating facilities

Accredited training sites:

  • Cairns Hospital, Cairns Hospital and Health Services
  • Gold Coast Hospital, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Hospital and Health Service
  • Rockhampton Hospital, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services
  • Toowoomba Hospital, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service
  • Townsville University Hospital, Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health human resource policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the pathway will be reviewed by the Oversight Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to pathway positions within Queensland Health.

The selection process will be a panel interview with the Directors (or delegates) of each hospital. Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during interview and other mitigating circumstances.

Applicants to be advised of interview: 3 August 2020 (COB)

Clinical assessment results: 3pm, 13 August 2020

Interview date: 20 & 21 August 2020

NB: all dates listed above are subject to change if clinical assessment results are delayed by RACP

Applicant notification: on the day of interview


For more information or if you have any enquiries about services provided in each HHS please contact:

Advanced Training in Nephrology, Coordinator
Clinical Excellence Queensland, Queensland Health

Last updated: 21 May 2020