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Rehabilitation Medicine (General)

Rehabilitation Medicine (General)

Rehabilitation Medicine (General)

Your Pathway into Rehabilitation Medicine (General) training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Hold general medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia if undertaking training in Australia or medical registration with general scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand if undertaking training in Aotearoa New Zealand 
  • have completed 2 full years (or full-time equivalent) of postgraduate supervised training in general medical and surgical areas within the last 5 years 
  • Have documentary evidence of appointment to an appropriate AFRM accredited training position 

Total Training Time

Total: 4 years (full-time)

  • Minimum of 36 months core training
  • Maximum of 12 months non-core training

How to Apply

New trainees must first submit an Application for Entry form (PDF) to 

Entry applications are assessed by the Faculty Training Committee (FTC) in Rehabilitation Medicine. You’ll receive notification of your entry decision within 8 weeks. 

Once your entry into the program is approved, you're required to apply for prospective approval of training (DOC). Submit your application form to 

Current trainees need to apply for prospective approval every year.  

Application Deadline

28 February | first half or whole of the current year  

31 August | second half of the current year 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will late applications be accepted?

Late applications will be considered up to 1 month after the deadline.  

Applications received 1 month after the deadline won’t be considered unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated in line with the Special Considerations for Assessment Policy. 

Late applications may incur a fee. 

Late fees won't apply if supervisor approval is pending after the deadline. 

What will I have completed after 48-months of training?

  • 36 months minimum of core training  
  • 12 months maximum of non-core training  
  • 14 x In-Training Long Case Assessments (trainees who commenced 2022 onwards) 
  • 12 x In-Training Long Case Assessments (trainees who commenced before 2022)  
  • 2 x Formal Long Case Assessments 
  • Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety online course (trainees who commenced 2023 onwards) 
  • Advanced Life Support course (trainees who commenced 2022 onwards) 
  • External Training Module 3 — Research 
  • External Training Module 4 — Clinical Neuropsychology 
  • External Training Module 5 — Health Services Administration and Evaluation 
  • External Training Module 6 — Behavioural Sciences 
  • Fellowship Written Examination (completed in third or fourth year of Advanced Training)  
  • Fellowship Clinical Examination (completed in third or fourth year of Advanced Training) 
  • Functional Independence MeasureTM (FIMTM) training course  
  • Module 2 Clinical Assessment (completed prior to entering third year of Advanced Training)  
  • Prosthetics and orthotics courses (strongly recommended) 

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