2024 curricula renewal implementation

Trainees who commence Advanced Training in Cardiology in 2024 will follow the new curriculum. For more information on new program requirements, see Cardiology curricula renewal.

Trainees who commenced before 2024 will continue to follow the PREP program requirements.

Contact us if you have any questions about the new program.

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This handbook is for trainees who commenced before 2024.

Program overview

Cardiology (Adult)In Advanced Training in Cardiology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the prevention, investigation, therapy of, and research into, cardiovascular disease. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds your skills through work-based learning and assessment tools.

Program updates

The Advanced Training in Cardiology (Adult) Program is evaluated biennially by the Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Cardiology and the Aotearoa New Zealand Advanced Training Subcommittee (ATS) in Cardiology to ensure that it’s in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. The College will provide sufficient notice prior to implementing any change. You must always ensure you’re following the correct requirements during your training.

PREP entry requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • completed the RACP Basic Training, including Written and Clinical Examinations
  • a current medical registration
  • been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.

Trainees who commence in 2024 will follow the new program entry requirements. See the new Cardiology program for more information.  


Advanced Training in Cardiology (Adult) Program requires 3 years (36 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.


Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the ATC or ATS in Cardiology has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

See Becoming a Fellow for information on admission to Fellowship.

As a Fellow in active practice in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas, you’ll need to meet the annual requirements of the Continuing Professional Development program.

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