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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 211kb).


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 registration with the 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.

How to apply

Full details on how to apply are in the QARTS Pathway Application information (PDF 211kb)

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

New applicants:

Current or continuing applicants:

For both new and continuing applicants:

Read, review and/or be able to satisfy all of the following as noted in the QARTS Pathway Application information document (PDF 211kb)

  • Rotations and Hospitals
  • Mandatory Eligibility Criteria
  • Selection Criteria
  • Selection and Appointment Information 
  • NON-QARTS Trainee information
  • Overseas Trained Doctors
  • Preferencing guide AND
  • complete and submit an application to the Queensland Health RMO Campaign including the QARTS section of the application

Participating facilities

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

Rotation Type Hospitals



Royal Brisbane and Women’s, Lady Cilento Children's 
The Prince Charles, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Ipswich
Hervey Bay-Maryborough, Rockhampton

Gold Coast


Gold Coast, Lady Cilento Children's 
The Tweed, Logan
Rockhampton, Lismore Base



Townsville General
Cairns, Royal Darwin
Mackay Base



Princess Alexandra, Mater Health, Lady Cilento Children's
Logan, QEII Jubilee, Redland, The Prince Charles, Ipswich
Bundaberg, Toowoomba

LifeFlight offers accredited anaesthetic training positions suitable for 4th or 5th year trainees.  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. Please ensure you provide in your application an email address that is current and checked regularly.

Interview notification:from 16 July 2018 - please note there is a very short RSVP to offers so please check emails regularly around this time. 
Interview RSVP:by 20 July 2018
Interview dates:Tuesday 31 July to Friday 3 August 2018 
Interview location:ANZCA Office,West End, Brisbane (It is not possible to conduct remote interviews, i.e. telephone or video conferencing.) 
Selection meeting:24 August 2018 
Notification of offers:Commences Tuesday 28 August 2018



Email the QARTS Coordinator at

Last updated: 2 May 2018