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Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme (QARTS)

The Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme (QARTS, pronounced ‘quartz’) oversees the 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 administers the selection and placement of training registrars in Anaesthesia throughout Queensland in conjunction with Queensland Health and the Directors of Anaesthesia in accredited training hospitals. Training registrars will progress through Basic and Advanced Training as per the ANZCA Training Program, leading to fellowship of ANZCA.

The scheme involves rotation through a number of metropolitan and regional hospitals in Queensland, Northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory and all trainees are required to spend at least 12 months in a hospital outside the South East Queensland metropolitan region. QARTS registrars are expected to accept the rotation they are offered.  Where there are exceptional circumstances that would prevent a particular rotation at a particular time, written requests should be sent to your respective Rotational Supervisor. QARTS registrars can expect to spend up to 2 of the first 4 years of training in peripheral metropolitan or regional hospitals. Rotation to these hospitals is not subject to negotiation.


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

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

New applicants:

  • provide a personally signed copy of the QARTS Applicant Declaration.
  • obtain 2 references from supervising senior medical officers using the QARTS New Applicant Referee Report.

Current or continuing registrar:

  • provide a PDF copy of the Trainee Summary Report, refer to the TPS information sheet.
  • provide a personally signed copy of the QARTS Applicant Declaration.
  • obtain references from your current Supervisor of Training (SOT), your Line Supervisor, or Department Director using the QARTS Current/Continuing Registrar Referee Report.

For both new and continuing applicants:

  • read and be able to satisfy the QARTS Mandatory Criteria and Selection Criteria.
  • review the QARTS Application information document.
  • review the QARTS Rotation information.
  • non-QARTS applicants must review the NON-QARTS Trainee information document.
  • review the QARTS 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 4 years.

Location Type Hospitals



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

Gold Coast


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



Townsville General
Mackay Base, Royal Darwin



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

Interview, selection and offer dates

Following the assessment of all new QARTS applications, short listed applicants will be contacted in July 2017 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: Mid July 2017

Interview dates: From Tuesday 1 August to Friday 4 August 2017

Interview location: West End, Brisbane premises of ANZCA
Due to the format of the interview process, it is not possible to conduct remote interviews, i.e. telephone or video conferencing.

Selection meeting: 25 August 2017

Notification of offers: Starting Monday 28 August 2017

(Recommendations for registrar positions will be made to the Queensland Health RMO campaign.)


Email the QARTS Coordinator at

Last updated: 7 April 2017