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Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Your Pathway into Radiation Oncology training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Have appropriate basic medical qualifications.  
  • Be a graduate of a medical school recognised by the Medical Board of Australia and the Board of the RANZCR (or have successfully completed both Part I and Part II AMC examinations for overseas medical graduates in Australia)  
  • Be fully registered as a medical practitioner by the registering authority recognised by the Board of the RANZCR, in the state or country in which the RANZCR training program is conducted 
  • Have completed at least two full years in an approved hospital as an intern/resident.  

Total Training Time

Total: 5 years (full-time)

  • Phase 1 – Must complete by 24 months, can progress to Phase 2 after 12 months  
  • Phase 2 – must complete by 60 months, can progress to Phase 3 after 48 months  
  • Phase 3 – consolidation, four, 3 month subspecialty rotations  

How to Apply

Trainees are required to complete personal details, including details of qualifications, medical registration and postgraduate experience. The appointment and proposed course of training must be confirmed by completion of the relevant section on the form (released in December). This section must be signed by the Head of Department (HoD) or the Director of Training (DoT). 

Completed forms and supporting documentation must be received at the College within two weeks of a trainee’s accredited training start date. 

Late or incomplete applications will result in the trainee’s official accredited training start date to be set at the date of receipt of the application or the date the application is regarded as complete. 

The 2024 Clinical Radiology Training Program Application Form will be uploaded in December. If you are commencing training before then, please contact for an application form. 

Application Deadline

Open | 5 June  

Close | 3 July  

Frequently Asked Questions

Is radiation oncology for you?

Radiation oncologists will generally have: 

  • An interest in the sciences of biology and physics 
  • An interest in health care 
  • Logical thinking 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Good communication skills 
  • A focus on patient care in both children and adults 
  • An enjoyment of working in a team environment 
  • An interest in using state of the art technology. 

I am an overseas trained doctor or foreign trained candidate. Am I eligible to apply?

  • If you have completed a medical degree overseas to apply for entry into RANZCR accredited training, you must: have general (unconditional) registration in Australia or general scope or restricted general scope registration in the relevant specialty in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
  • meet all of the generic and specialty specific eligibility criteria 

Additionally, the employing site/ hospital may also require permanent residency or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand. 

To register as a doctor in Australia please visit the Australian Medical Council (AMC) website.  

To register as a doctor in New Zealand please visit the Medical Council of New Zealand website. 

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
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Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

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North West region
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