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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 the 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).

More information on Psychiatry training is available on the Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry website.

Existing/current trainees

Securing an accredited position in Queensland

We encourage you to speak to Service Directors regarding registrar upcoming vacancies, as well as registering through the Resident Medical Officer Queensland Health recruitment campaign. Please see the current contact list of the Clinical Directors within Queensland and you may wish to contact them prior to commencement of the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign.

As part of the RMO campaign, applicants must complete and submit the following by COB Monday, 29th June 2020:

If you have any specific training queries regarding selection of your training rotation, please contact your Director of Training.

Stage 3 - sub-specialty training should also:

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

More information, useful links and resources can be found on the Post Graduate Training in Psychiatry website.

New applicants

Eligibility to join the Royal Australian and New Zealand Psychiatry Training Program

In Queensland, selection interviews are held for two intakes per year; February and August.  Eligibility to apply includes holding general registration and being appointed to an accredited training position.

As a guide, the process to enter the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Training Program in Queensland is as follows:

  • successfully completed a medical degree
  • at least 1 year (FTE) of general medical training
  • confirmation to PGT of general registration which should be in the form of a copy of your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration
  • confirmation to our office of holding an accredited training position, which can be an email from your employer

Once eligibility is met, we will forward further application information or you can visit the Post Graduate Training in Psychiatry website.

How to apply for selection into RANZCP training in Queensland

  • Lodgment of application with accompanying documentation to PGT.PAH@health.qld.gov.au (by a minimum of one month prior to interview).
  • Referee reports will be sought by our office, from the referees listed on your application.
  • Selection interview.
  • Upon the advice of a successful interview, further steps are then taken with the Federal College.

Securing an accredited position in Queensland

It is important to note that the selection into the Queensland Psychiatry Training Program is an independent process to that of securing a registrar position (QLD RANZCP accredited training position), and we would encourage you to speak to Service Directors regarding registrar upcoming vacancies, as well as registering through the Resident Medical Officer Queensland Health recruitment campaign.

Please see the current contact list of the Clinical Directors within Queensland and you may wish to contact them prior to commencement of the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign.

As part of the RMO campaign, applicants must complete and submit the following by COB Monday, 29th June 2020:

If you have any specific training queries regarding selection of your training rotation, please contact your Director of Training and you can visit the Post Graduate Training in Psychiatry website.

Important dates for applying for entry to the Queensland RANZCP training program

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 96 kB)

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 August 2020 intake

  • Interview dates: 24 July 2020

Round of interviews for the February 2021 intake

  • Interview dates: 25 November 2020
  • Interview dates: 22 January 2021

Enquiries

Program preference forms

Please forward the completed PGT Qld Training Program preference forms to:

Postgraduate Coordinator / Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
Phone: (07) 3156 9898
Fax: (07) 3069 4686
Email:  PGT.PAH@health.qld.gov.au

General enquires concerning the Psychiatry Training Program

Dr Jimsie Cutbush
Director of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
Phone: (07) 3156 9898
Email: Jimsie.Cutbush@health.qld.gov.au

Dr Sidney Cabral
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
Phone: (07) 3156 9898
Email: Sidney.Cabral@health.qld.gov.au

Dr Stephen Parker
Director of Training, Central and Southern Cluster
Phone: (07) 3156 9898
Email: Stephen.Parker@health.qld.gov.au

Dr Andrew Amos
Director of Training, Northern Cluster
Phone: (07) 3156 9898
Email: Sidney.Cabral@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 13 March 2020