General Paediatrics

    Entry Requirements

    Total Training Time

    3 years (full time) basic training followed by 3 years (full-time) advanced training

    Basic Paediatric and Child Health: 36 months (full-time)

    • Minimum 24 months (full-time) required rotations
    • Required training (including a minimum of nine months General Paediatric Medicine, three months Paediatric Emergency Medicine, three months Neonatology in a perinatal unit, and three months in a paediatric medical speciality)
    • Maximum of 12 months (full-time) non required training

    For more information on basic training visit RACP’s Paediatrics and Child Health Handbook.

    Advanced General Paediatrics: 36 months (full-time)

    • 24 months (full-time) required training including 12 months General Paediatrics (6 months in rural training), six months acute training; six months community/development training)
    • 12 months (full-time) non required training

    How to apply for a specialist training position in General Paediatrics

    Applicants will first need to apply for the Queensland Basic Paediatric training. Refer to the Queensland Basic Paediatric training network for more information.

    Trainees will need to complete all basic training requirements including written and clinical exams. Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for further information.

    Applicants can secure an Advanced Training position at an accredited training site by applying to the Queensland General Paediatric Training Network.   The pathway offers an optional two-year program which allows trainees to meet all core requirements for general paediatric advanced training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), including the community/developmental component. Applicants can also apply through the online Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign

    Get your guide to help map your General Paediatrics training pathway in northern Queensland:


    Find out more about Queensland-specific workforce demographics and specialty information.

    If you would like to get more information on training in General Paediatrics, please contact us.

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