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Queensland Nephrology Advanced Training Pathway

The Queensland Advanced Training in Nephrology Program is a statewide process and is supported by the Renal Heads of Department with advanced training accredited positions.

The program meets the core Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) components of 1 year of nephrology training. Up to 17 positions may be offered in this program for commencement in 2023.


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

  1. Be currently employed as Advanced Trainees in Nephrology or
  2. New Candidates who:
    • Have successfully completed or are in the process of completing the FRACP clinical examination (or equivalent recognised qualification) and have an interest in Nephrology.
    • Please note The RACP have advised that the 2022 Divisional Clinical Exams (DCE) will be held between June and August 2022.  The RACP will provide more information about the release of DCE results; please refer to their website

  3. Are registered (or eligible to be registered) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

How to apply

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

The online application captures information to assess your eligibility and suitability for program selection and therefore must be complete.

All supporting documentation must be uploaded electronically, and referees consulted prior to completing the online application. Referee reports are generated and emailed to nominated referees automatically once this section is completed via the online application.

Participating facilities

Accredited training sites:

  • Cairns Hospital, Cairns Hospital and Health Service
  • Gold Coast Hospital, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Hospital and Health Service
  • Rockhampton Hospital, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Toowoomba Hospital, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service
  • Townsville University Hospital, Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health human resource policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the program will be reviewed by the Oversight committee. The panel uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to program positions within Queensland Health.

The selection process will be a panel interview with the Renal Heads of Department (or delegates) of each hospital with an advanced training position. Program placements (allocation) will be offered based on the ranking of interviewed short listed candidates, trainee preferences, facility requirements and clinical workforce demands.

Applicants to be advised of interview: 5 August 2022 (COB)

Clinical assessment results: TBC (mid to late September 2022)

Interview date: 18 & 19 August 2022

NB: all dates listed above are subject to change if clinical assessment results are delayed by RACP

Applicant notification: on the day of interview


For more information or if you have any enquiries about services provided in each HHS please contact:

Network Coordinator, Statewide Renal Clinical Network
Clinical Excellence Queensland, Queensland Health

Last updated: 7 March 2022