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Queensland Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Advanced Training Network

The network offers a three-year program which allows trainees to meet all core requirements for neonatal and perinatal medicine (NPM) advanced training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), including projects, neonatal retrievals, long term follow up and surgical components of NPM advanced training.

The network applies to trainees who:

  • want to commence neonatal and perinatal medicine advanced training
  • intend to pursue dual training in general paediatrics and neonatal and perinatal medicine


The eligibility criteria for new applicants are:

  • successful completion of the RACP Basic Paediatric Training, including the written and clinical exams (or a pass in the written exam and awaiting results of the clinical exam or planning to sit the clinical exam in  2022)
  • commencing your first year of NPM Advanced Training or have already commenced NPM Advanced Training but will have less than 12 months of accredited training at commencement on the network in 2023.
  • general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • current registration with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

How to apply

Applicants must:

Other documents

Key dates

Application period: Monday 6 June – Monday 4 July 2022

Interviews: Thursday 4 August (Brisbane)

An interview is required for all shortlisted applicants. Further information about the interview process will be released in due course.

Selection decision notification: Friday 26 August

Participating facilities

Queensland Paediatric Training Positions - 2023

Paediatric Network Training positions allocated to new trainees per year (variable)
Network RotationBasic Paediatric Training
General Paediatric Advanced
Training Network
Neonatal Perinatal
Medicine Advanced
Training Network
Queensland Children's Hospital2314 
Townsville University Hospital (incl. Darwin)104 
Gold Coast University Hospital72 
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Mater Mothers' Hospital
Gold Coast University Hospital
Townsville University Hospital
Total paediatric training positions per year (variable)

The attached table indicates training positions available in paediatrics for basic trainees, general paediatric advanced trainees, neonatal and perinatal medicine advanced trainees, non RACP trainees and PHOs across Queensland training hospitals.


The Queensland Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Training Network supports education and training including on the job training, supervision and mentoring and access to the Program for Advanced Neonatal Education in Queensland (PANEQ) – a full day monthly education program for neonatal trainees, neonatal fellows and advanced neonatal nurses.


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Last updated: 6 June 2022