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Queensland Respiratory Medicine Advanced Training Pathway

Advanced training positions in Respiratory Medicine are recruited via a centralised, statewide recruitment process that is supported by the Heads of Respiratory Medicine and/or Directors of Advanced Training at Queensland hospitals accredited for advanced training.

The Respiratory Medicine Advanced Trainee is a trainee registrar of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The trainee provides inpatient and outpatient medical services within the Department of Respiratory Medicine and a consultative service to other departments.  It is intended that the trainee will maximise their professional development, with a view to completing specialist training according to the guidelines of the RACP and the  Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and expected that the trainee will be involved in the professional development of junior medical staff.


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

  • a current RACP Advanced Trainee in Respiratory Medicine (at the time of application)


  • a new applicant
    • registered or in the process of obtaining registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency(AHPRA)
    • at least 3 years of recent, post-intern clinical experience in internal medicine or its sub-specialties
    • successful completion of the FRACP clinical examination of the RACP (or intending to sit the examination in 2018*)

*Applicants who fail to pass the exam are not eligible for an appointment and their application will not be considered.

*Late applications will not be considered.

Other requirements

A sound knowledge of and commitment to the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service.

How to apply

Applicants seeking an advanced training position should review the following information:

Note: Late applications for advanced training in Respiratory Medicine will not be accepted.

Participating facilities

There are 10 hospitals in Queensland that are accredited for Advanced Training in Respiratory Medicine.

  • Cairns Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • Mater Hospital, Brisbane
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women′s Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the pathway will be reviewed by the Oversight Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to pathway positions within Queensland Health. Late applications for advanced training in Respiratory Medicine will not be considered.

The selection process will be a panel interview with the Directors (or delegates) of each hospital. Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking based on written application, including CV, referee reports, interview and other mitigating circumstances.

Current Queensland Respiratory Medicine trainees

Applications close: 4th July 2018
Notification of interview: 26th July 2018
Applicant interview:  2nd August 2018
Applicant selection notification 3rd August 2018

New Queensland Respiratory Medicine trainees

Applications close: 4th July 2018
Notification of interview:  17th Aug 2018
Applicant interview:  23rd Aug 2018
Applicant selection notification:  24th August 2018


For information about the application process, email Susan Adams at

Last updated: 14 May 2018