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Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Your Pathway into Occupational & Environmental Medicine training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Training Program has a Basic Stage (Stage A) and two Advanced Stages (Stages B and C).

Entry to the OEM Training Program may occur at the beginning of the Basic Stage (Stage A) or at the beginning of the first Advanced Stage (Stage B).

Stage A:

  • General Medical Registration
  • Minimum of two years full-time post-graduate general clinical experience
  • Applied for (with the intent of enrolling in and continuing), or completed an appropriate postgraduate course at diploma level or above in occupational and environmental health or a related field deemed appropriate by the overseeing committee
  • An accredited position of employment that requires on average no less than 20 hours of occupational and environmental medicine practice per week
  • Reached an agreement with an OEM Fellow to be Educational Supervisor and have had this approved by the relevant regional Training Program Director.

Stage B:


  • Have completed an Advanced Life Support (ALS) course and provided a certificate of completion to the Faculty office, and
  • Have completed Stage A of the OEM Training Program as evidenced by fulfilment of all the assessment requirements; or


  • Have completed a Divisional Basic Training Program and passed the RACP written and clinical examinations; or


  • Have completed Modules 1 and 2 of the training course of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine; or


  • Hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; or hold Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners or


  • Hold Fellowship of the College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) (applicable from 31 March 2019 application round).

Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for further information in relation to selection into the training program

Total Training Time

Total: 3.5 years (full-time)

Training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine requires three and a half years of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.

How To Apply

Applicants need to directly contact RACP for assessment of suitability, followed by an application form submitted directly to RACP.

Applicants are required to secure an approved training position in an accredited training site before they commence training. 

Please refer to the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Handbook on the RACP website.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website aims to assist medical students and doctors in training with medical career planning. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is current and accurate, all details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College.

NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

Cairns region
(07) 4226 8187

Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
(07) 4885 7122

North West region
(07) 4764 1547

Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424