Queensland Pathology Training Programs
Appointments to Queensland Pathology Training Programs are coordinated by the Medical Support Unit, Pathology Queensland (Health Support Queensland) in conjunction with Pathology Queensland’s State Directors and Coordinators of Education and Training.
Pathology recruitment is centralised by discipline/sub-specialty and not by facility. Training is accredited through the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).
Pathology Queensland offers training in:
- Anatomical Pathology (including Forensic Pathology)
- Chemical pathology
- Genetic Pathology
- General Pathology
For information on advance training positions in Haematology Pathology, please refer to the Queensland Haematology Advanced Training Network page.
To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position, applicants must:
- have an MBBS or equivalent qualification
- registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- have completed two years clinical work after graduating in medicine
Overseas trained doctors must be eligible for AHPRA registration.
Refer to the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RACP) for further information on eligibility and accredited facilities.
All Australian and New Zealand citizens and applicants with Australian permanent residency who are eligible for appointment will be offered before those with temporary visas.
Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.
How to apply
Applicants seeking a position should review the following information:
- Selection criteria for trainees document set out by the RCPA
- preference guides for training programs:
- Anatomical pathology role description (PDF 370 kB)
- General pathology role description (PDF 370 kB)
- complete and submit an application via the Queensland Health RMO campaign
Facilities cannot be preferenced in Pathology.
Trainees must be willing to undertake rotations across public and private facilities to ensure maximum exposure to training opportunities, and to access all of the relevant sections within their discipline.
Contributing public laboratories:
- Cairns Hospital
- Forensic & Scientific Services (FSS)
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- The Prince Charles Hospital
- Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- Townsville Hospital
Contributing private laboratories:
- Mater Pathology
- QML Pathology
- Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
Interview, selection and offer dates
Applications will be evaluated and shortlisted based on eligibility, each discipline’s selection criteria and referee reports. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.
Interviews will be held August and applicants will be notified by phone and email at least a week before.
Interviews will be undertaken by a panel of Pathology Directors or their representatives from public and private laboratories, with relevant Education & Training Coordinators. Panels usually consist of 3 to 7 members. Applicants are encouraged to attend the interview in person.
Successful applicants will be contacted either by a panel member, or Pathology Queensland. Successful applicants external to Queensland Health will be required to complete commencement documents before receiving a formal letter of offer. The successful applicant is required to sign the acceptance advising that they have accepted the offer of employment.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Pathology Queensland upon completion of the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants who would like to request feedback can do so via the relevant panel Chair.
Medical Support Unit
Clinical Business Partner Team | Human Resources Directorate
Health Support Queensland
Phone: (07) 3096 2057