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Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme (QARTS)

The Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme (QARTS, pronounced ‘quartz’) oversees the four (4) Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) accredited rotations in Queensland in accordance with ANZCA's Regulation 37 and the Handbook for Training and Accreditation.

QARTS is a sponsored body providing advice to employing organisations and administers the selection and placement of training registrars in Anaesthesia throughout Queensland in conjunction with Queensland Health and the Directors of Anaesthesia Group in accredited training hospitals. QARTS reports to the Directors of Anaesthesia Group who represent the employing jurisdiction. QARTS is supported by Queensland Health.

QARTS is coordinated by a coordinating committee comprised of the QARTS Rotational Coordinator, Rotational Supervisors (ROT), Interview Coordinator, ANZCA QRC Representative, DoA Group Representative and the ANZCA QLD Education Officer. A Queensland Health representative is also invited to join this committee. The committee only deals with accredited training positions during introductory, basic and advanced training.

Full application information: QARTS pathway application information (PDF 439 kB)

COVID-19 update for new applicants to QARTS

2020 is proving to be a challenging year for everyone. QARTS is currently working through issues related to trainee selection for the 2021 hospital employment year. Things are frequently changing so we are trying to make plans that are still feasible in a variety of scenarios.

The application process will still follow the same basic plan as previous years.

  1. Applications via the Queensland RMO Campaign in June
  2. Referee reports from two supervisors
  3. Interviews during August

The following changes are for this year 2020 only.

  1. The interview will likely be via videoconference with details provided to those who are shortlisted for interview. Interviews will not be available via teleconference.
  2. Applications will only be considered for applicants in Queensland, Northern Territory and the Northern Health District of New South Wales.


To be eligible to apply for a position with the Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme, applicants must:

  • be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or a permanent resident of Australia
  • have current general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • be registered, or eligible for application to Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
  • be free of chemical dependence and other health related conditions preventing the applicant performing the duties of an Anaesthetic Registrar.

Please note: Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) holding a 'Report 1' should contact hospital department Directors or Supervisors of Training (SOT) directly and not apply to QARTS.

How to apply

The QARTS pathway application information (PDF 439 kB) document outlines important information on the pathway, key dates, eligibility, please print this document for reference.

To be considered for a position with QARTS, applicants must review, complete and submit the following documents:

New applicants:

Current or continuing applicants:

Participating facilities

QARTS cannot guarantee you will complete the clinical volume of practice within the minimum four (4) years.

If you decline/ leave a QARTS recommended placement you will be removed from QARTS. Should you wish to re-join at a later date then you must re-apply as a new applicant. Only select rotations that you are willing to be recommended for.






Royal Brisbane and Women’s, Queensland Children's and The Prince Charles Hospitals

Redcliffe, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, and Ipswich Hospitals

Hervey Bay-Maryborough and Rockhampton Hospitals

Gold Coast




Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, and Queensland Children's Hospital

The Tweed and Logan Hospitals

Rockhampton and Lismore Base Hospitals





Townsville University Hospital

Cairns and Royal Darwin Hospitals

Mackay Hospital





Princess Alexandra, Mater Group and Queensland Children's Hospital

Logan, QEII Jubilee, Redland, The Prince Charles and Ipswich Hospitals

Bundaberg and Toowoomba Hospitals

LifeFlight offers accredited anaesthetic training positions suitable for 4th or 5th year trainees, to apply refer to the LifeFlight website. Please advise your QARTS ROT and QARTS administration ( if you are applying for these positions.

Interview, selection and offer dates

Following the assessment of all new QARTS applications, short listed applicants will be contacted to advise of an interview time and date. Email is the preferred method of communication and essential when arranging interviews.

In your application, please ensure you provide an email address that is current and checked regularly.

QARTS referee reports due: Submitted to QARTS directly by 4.00pm AEST Monday, 29 June 2020
Interview notification:From Tuesday 21 July 2020 by email - Please note there is a very short RSVP timeframe to accept interview offers, so please check emails regularly around this time.
Interview dates:Tuesday, 4 August to Friday, 7 August 2020
Interview location:via Teleconference
Selection meeting: Friday, 16 October 2020
Notification of offers:From Monday, 19 October 2020



Email the QARTS Coordinator at

Last updated: 9 September 2020