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

    Get your guide to help map your Neonatology 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 Neonatology, please contact us.

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