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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Your Pathway into Infectious Diseases training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • General medical registration 
  • Completion of Basic Physician Training in Adult Internal Medicine or Paediatric and Child Health 

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

Advanced Infectious Disease Training: 36 months (full-time)

  • 24 months (full-time) core training in infectious diseases
  • 6 months (full-time) core training in microbiology
  • 6 months (full-time) non-core training

How To Apply

Applicants must first secure an accredited training position in an accredited training site prior to selection for Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) 

In Queensland, to be selected by an accredited training facility, applicants MUST apply via RMO Campaign applicant portal and preference individual facilities. 

New and current trainees need to apply each year. 

Application Deadline

15 February | first half or whole of the year

31 August | second half of the year

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Infectious Diseases training and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Training?

There is a required 6-month core microbiology rotation as part of infectious disease training, however joint training for infectious diseases and microbiology is delivered through Joint College Training (JCT) a collaboration of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA) to complete dual advanced training. 

What are the average working hours of an infectious disease specialist?

Average weekly working hours are 40.5  

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