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Your Pathway into Psychiatry training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

Total Training Time

Total: 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

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.

Application Deadline

Application deadlines vary from year to year. Contact your local program to find out more.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to interview?

Yes, selected applicants will proceed to an interview. You will be interviewed by a panel of experienced psychiatrists, who will ask questions to determine your:  

  • suitability to join the Fellowship program  
  • ability to complete the Fellowship program in the allocated time  
  • potential to provide a high standard of psychiatric care to patients in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.   

Are there any exams or central assessments in Stage 1?

No, there are no exams of central assessments in stage 1.  

Do I have to submit In-Training assessments?

Yes, you will have to submit a Mid-rotation ITA which is used to identify and provide feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. You will also have to submit an End-of-rotation ITA which needs to be submitted to the College within 60 days of the end of a rotation.

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