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Queensland Pathology Training Programs

Appointments to the Queensland Pathology Training Programs are coordinated by the Medical Support Unit, Pathology Queensland in conjunction with Pathology Queensland’s Discipline Medical Directors and Coordinators of Education and Training.

Pathology recruitment is centralised by discipline/sub-specialty and not by facility. Training is accredited through the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).

Pathology Queensland offers training in:

  • Anatomical Pathology (including Forensic Pathology)
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Genetic Pathology
  • General Pathology
  • Immunopathology
  • Microbiology

For information on advance training positions in Haematology Pathology, please refer to the Queensland Haematology Advanced Training Network page.


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

Overseas trained doctors must be eligible for AHPRA registration.

Refer to the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RACP) for further information on eligibility and accredited facilities.

All Australian and New Zealand citizens and applicants with Australian permanent residency who are eligible for appointment will be offered before those with temporary visas.

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

How to apply

Applicants seeking a position should consider the following information:

Applicants seeking a position in Clinical/Laboratory Haematology need to review the Queensland Haematology Training Network webpage and apply via the RMO campaign.

Participating facilities

Facilities cannot be preferenced in Pathology.

Trainees must be willing to undertake rotations across public and private facilities to ensure maximum exposure to training opportunities, and to access all of the relevant sections within their discipline.

Contributing public laboratories:

  • Forensic & Scientific Services (FSS)
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • The Townsville Hospital
  • Toowoomba Base Hospital

Contributing private laboratories:

  • Mater Pathology
  • QML Pathology
  • Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
  • University of Queensland

Interview, selection and offer dates

Applications will be evaluated and shortlisted based on eligibility, each discipline’s selection criteria and referee reports. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

Interviews will be held in August and applicants will be notified by phone and email at least a week before.

Interviews will be undertaken by a panel of Pathology Directors or their representatives from public and private laboratories, with relevant Education & Training Coordinators. Panels usually consist of 3 to 7 members. Applicants are encouraged to attend the interview in person.

Successful applicants will be contacted either by a panel member, or Pathology Queensland. Successful applicants external to Queensland Health will be required to complete commencement documents before receiving a formal letter of offer. The successful applicant is required to sign the acceptance advising that they have accepted the offer of employment.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Pathology Queensland upon completion of the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants who would like to request feedback can do so via the relevant panel Chair.


Medical Services Team Lead
Medical Support Unit
Human Resources Directorate
Health Support Queensland
Phone: (07) 3096 2048

Last updated: 5 April 2022