Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Paediatrics, including the RACP written and clinical examinations
  • Employment in an appropriate Advanced Training position
  • Refer to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for further information in relation to selection into the training program

Total Training Time

6 years (full-time)

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

  • Minimum of 24 months (full-time)
  • Core 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-core training

Advanced Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine: 36 months (full-time)

  • 24 months (full-time) core training (including 18 months in perinatal care and 6 months in a neonatal centre with major surgery)
  • 12 months (full-time) non-core training

How to apply for a specialist training position in Neonatology

Applicants will first need to complete Queensland Basic Paediatric Training

Applicants who are on or have applied to be selected onto Advanced Training Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Training must complete the online through the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Campaign

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

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

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