• 5 years full-time
  • Flexible training options are available
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may apply


  • Minimum PGY1+
  • Selected by a local Branch Training Committee based on suitability, skills and experience
  • Appointed to a College-accredited training post


5 years training over 3 Stages:

  • Stage 1 (Basic Level) – 12 months in an approved adult psychiatry rotation, including a minimum of 6 months in an acute setting
  • Stage 2 (Proficient Level) – 24 months (two 6-month mandatory rotations in Consultation–Liaison psychiatry and Child & Adolescent psychiatry) and two 6-month elective rotations in approved areas of practice
  • Stage 3 (Advanced) – 24 months (four 6-month rotations) in one or more approved areas of practice


  • Psychotherapy Written Case
  • Scholarly Project
  • Trainees must provide psychotherapy to a minimum of 3 patients for at least 6 sessions each
  • Leadership & Management experience
  • Indigenous health modules
  • In addition to general psychiatry training, the RANZCP offers Certificates of Advanced Training in various areas of practice
Information from is intended as a summary to assist with career planning and has been developed by The South Eastern Regional Training Hubs Collaboration. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College and health services. LAST UPDATED November 15, 2023