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Queensland Rheumatology Advanced Training Network

As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, certain recruitment processes, interviews and allocation dates may change.  Please check this website regularly for updates.

In Queensland, advanced training in Rheumatology is offered through a state-wide centralised recruitment and selection process. This process is coordinated by the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARAQ) Director of Clinical Training and Rheumatology Directors of Queensland hospitals with accredited advanced training position/s.

A Rheumatology Advanced Trainee is a trainee registrar of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Successful applicants will be selected and appointed by a recruitment panel considering training requirements, facility preferences and clinical workforce demands. The training program emphasises state-wide consistency and quality, in association with trainee equity, flexibility and choice.

Applications for part time training will be considered.

More information about Rheumatology Advanced Training


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

How to apply

To apply for a training position, applicants must review the following information:

Participating facilities

Placements are within the Queensland Health accredited training program. Participating facilities include:

  • Caboolture Hospital
  • Cairns Hospital
  • Gold Coast Health Service
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Townsville University 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.

Given the competitive nature of the selection process, interested trainees MUST preference Rheumatology as their first preference.

  • All network sites are actively involved in the recruitment and interview process.
  • The interview panel is formed by a representative from several training sites.
  • Allocation of registrars to their training site rotation is decided by the panel.

Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking following the interview, based on interview performance and quality of application, referee reports and CV.

  • Notification of interview (if required): 15 August 2020
  • Pathway applicant interviews (if required): TBC
  • Applicants notified of selection: TBC
  • Acceptance notification required: TBC


For further information contact:

Dr Ashleigh Hennessey
Network Coordinator
ARAQ Director of Clinical Training
Rheumatologist Metro North (RBWH and Redcliffe)
Phone: +61 (07) 3646 7893

Last updated: 23 March 2020