Entry Requirements

Total Training Time

minimum 5 years (full-time)

  • 12 months (full-time) Stage 1 Basic level adult psychiatry (includes 6 months in an acute setting)
  • 24 months (full-time) Stage 2 Proficient level rotations
  • 24 months (full-time) Stage 3 Advanced level rotations

How to apply for a specialist training position in Psychiatry

Queensland Health Directors of Hospital and Health Services in conjunction with the Queensland Branch Training Committee (QBTC) and Office of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry (PGT) oversee Psychiatry training rotation placements into Queensland facilities, and successful completion of the program allows trainees eligibility to become Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists RANZCP. Applicants must complete the Preference form to be submitted to Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry (PGT) at the same time as completing and submitting an online RMO application through the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign.

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