Queensland PCH

Queensland Health oversees the Queensland Basic Paediatric Training Network.

The Queensland Paediatric Basic Training network is collaborating with the College to pilot a pre-interview screening assessment of personal and professional attributes included in the selection criteria for Basic Training.

As part of your application for first-year training in 2023, we request that you complete an online assessment called "Casper", a form of "situational judgement test" during the application period before the interview offers are allocated. The assessment has been designed for the College by Altus Assessments, who will host the assessment online. You can complete the assessment at home or in a quiet private venue of your choice on one of 2 dates offered for your Network. The assessment is free of charge.

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In Queensland, approval of basic training is limited to medical officers that have been formally selected into the training network.

The network is a state-wide program designed to support Queensland trainees by providing

  1. centralised, merit-based selection into basic training
  2. access to a range of RACP-accredited training hospitals offering a variety of clinical and procedural experiences
  3. surety that all RACP basic training requirements will be met within 3-years

Successful applicants are appointed to one of 4 network “rotations” in a 12-month Senior House Officer (SHO) temporary appointment with a defined group of metropolitan and regional RACP accredited training hospitals.

Find out more about available training rotations (PDF)

Related information

Queensland Basic Paediatric Training Network
RMO campaign application portal

For further information about the network or the application process contact Paediatric-Training@health.qld.gov.au

The network supports and encourages applications from Australian First Nations people. Australian First Nations people successful at interview will be awarded their first preference rotation and hospital allocation.

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