Paediatrics & Child Health (Basic Training)

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • Basic Training (BT) is the start of a minimum 6-year training program to become a Paediatrician
  • Flexible training options are available
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may apply

Entry

  • Minimum PGY1+
  • Appointed to a training position at an RACP accredited training site
  • Approved for training by the Director of Physician Education (DPE)

Training

36 months certified training time consisting of:

  • 24 months Core Training (9 months General Paediatrics, 3 months Paediatric Emergency, 3 months Neonatology and 3 months Paediatric Specialty rotations)
  • 12 months optional rotations

Other

  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course
  • Developmental & Psychosocial Training (either during BT or AT)
  • Successful completion of BT allows progression to Advanced Paediatric Training in a range of specialties
Information from regionalmedicaltraining.com.au is intended as a summary to assist with career planning and has been developed by the Southern Regional Training Hub Alliance. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College and health services. LAST UPDATED October 14, 2021