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Paediatrics Intensive Care

Paediatrics Intensive Care

Paediatrics Intensive Care

Your Pathway into Paediatrics Intensive Care training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Possess a primary medical degree and have successfully completed a 12mth internship (PGY1)  
  • Meet any residency or visa requirements enabling employment at any hospital  
  • Full general registration with AHPRA or MCNZ  
  • Registration with the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM) or eligible to register after completing six months of experience in a CICM accredited unit  

Total Training Time

Total: 6 years (full-time), inclusive of 3 months (full-time) rural exposure (any discipline)

42 months of Intensive Care Medicine:  

  • 6 months - Foundation Training (undertaken prior to selection into the program) 
  • 24 months - Core Training (18 months which must be undertaken in paediatric intensive care)  
  • 12 months - Transition training  

Additional Training  

  • 12 months - Anaesthesia  
  • 12 months - Paediatric Medicine (including 6mths emergency/acute Medicine)  
  • 6 months – Elective  

Training must also include  

  • 3 months in a rural Hospital  

How to Apply

The details of the application process are published on the college website under Becoming a Trainee and applicants are required to contact the Training Department for access to the online application pack.  Selection into the training program takes place once per calendar year.   

Application Deadline

This varies every year. Please refer to the CIMC website for further information.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Foundation time? 

Applicants are required to have completed 6 months Foundation Training prior to entry into the training program. This 6-month term provides a foundational experience in intensive care medicine and is undertaken in units approved by the CollegeThis period must have been undertaken in the 3 years prior to applying to the CollegeFoundation time can be completed in 2x 3-months blocks. 10-week rotations will be considered as 3 months as long as no leave is taken in the 10 weeks

Does the rural training have to be completed in consecutive terms?

The rural exposure can be completed in any of the following formats: 

  • 1 x 6-month term  
  • 2 x 3-month terms  

Consecutive training terms are not a requirement.  All terms must meet the MMM-2019 model and be completed from Post Graduate Year 3 or above (PGY3+). 

How long do applications take to be processed?

The Trainee Selection Panel will confirm selection following the SJTs and will take 3 weeks to score applicationsThese will then be discussed at a wider panel meetingAll applicants will be finalised in time for the following training year.  

When can I sit the First Part Examination?

Only registered College trainees may sit the First Part Examination. You may apply to sit the examination in the application window after you have received confirmation that your trainee registration has been approved by the panelIf you are planning to sit the First Part Examination, please advise the College when applying for trainee registration.    

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