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Become a Psychiatrist

In Queensland, selection interviews are held for two intakes per year; February and August.  Eligibility to apply includes holding general registration and being appointed to an accredited training position.

As a guide, the process to enter the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Training Program in Queensland is as follows:

Eligibility to apply:

  • Confirmation to Post Graduate Training in Psychiatry (PGT) of general registration which should be in the form of a copy of your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration, this includes:
    • Successfully completed a medical degree
    • At least 1 year (FTE) of general medical training
  • Confirmation to the PGT office of holding an accredited training position, which can be an email from your employer

Application process:

  • Lodgment of application with accompanying documentation to
  • Referee reports will be sought by our office, from the referees listed on your application
  • Selection interview
  • Upon the advice of a successful interview, further steps are then taken with the Federal College.

It is important to note that the selection into the Queensland Psychiatry Training Program is an independent process to that of securing a registrar position, and we would encourage you to speak to Service Directors regarding registrar upcoming vacancies, as well as registering through the Resident Medical Officer Queensland Health recruitment campaign. Please see the current contact list of the Clinical Directors within Queensland and you may wish to contact them prior to commencement of the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign.

Each year Queensland Health runs a recruitment campaign (QLD Health RMO) and you will be required to submit an online application for a position.  Please visit the Queensland Health RMO website, as this will provide you with specific information regarding Employment in Queensland Health. Please contact us if you need any additional information.

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Last updated 18 April 2024
Last reviewed 21 March 2024