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Queensland Psychiatry Training Programs

Queensland Health Directors of Hospital and Health Services in conjunction with the Queensland Branch Training Committee (QBTC) and Office of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry (PGT) oversee Psychiatry training rotation placements.

Psychiatry training is a postgraduate medical course for doctors and the successful completion of the program allows trainees eligibility to become Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists RANZCP (FRANZCP). This qualifies you to practise independently as consultant psychiatrists in Australia or New Zealand.


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

Applicants who have or have had special conditions, limitations, notations, undertakings or provisional requirements imposed on their registration must provide full disclosure of the nature of these to the Committee for Training with their application.

Other requirements

Before nominating preferences all trainees must:

  • complete 12 months of adult general rotations to complete Stage I Training prior to being able to access subspecialty rotations
  • do their child rotation in their second year of training unless granted formal exemption from Director of Training

How to apply

To obtain a training position, applicants must review the following information:

New applicants and continuing trainees should also:

Advanced trainees - subspecialty training should also:

  • contact the Directors of Advanced Training in your subspecialty, phone (07) 3156 9898 for the relevant contact details.

Participating facilities

Specific enquiries regarding training at a particular mental health service should be directed to the Director of Psychiatry of that service, see the Psychiatry DOT facility contact details (PDF 166KB)

Interview, selection and offer dates

Allocations and training rotational placements are considered by the Directors of the Hospital and Health Services in conjunction with the QBTC and Office of PGT.

Round of interviews for the February 2019 intake

Interview dates: 21 November 2018

Interview dates: 23 January 2019


Please forward the completed PGT Qld Training Program RMO 2019 Preference Forms to:

Postgraduate Coordinator / Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
Phone: (07) 3156 9898
Fax: (07) 3069 4686

For general enquires concerning the Psychiatry Training Program, please contact:

Dr Jimsie Cutbush
Director of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
Phone: (07) 3156 9898

Dr Sidney Cabral
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
Phone: (07) 3156 9898

Last updated: 17 April 2018