Community Child Health

Interim changes to program requirements

Interim requirements for all trainees are now listed under Program requirements. This follows a review by the Advanced Training Committee in Community Child Health.

Trainees are expected to satisfactorily complete the 2020 training program requirements where possible.

The interim changes made are to provide flexibility and support to trainees who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

See also COVID-19 FAQs and education and training changes.

ProgCov-community-child-health-handbook-2017-18Program overview

In Advanced Training in Community Child Health, you will explore in-depth specialty training in the understanding of the complex interplay between physical, social and environmental factors, and human biology affecting the growth and development of all young people. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds your skills through work-based assessments and learning tools

Program updates

See announced interim changes to program requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All our Advanced Training programs are evaluated biennially by overseeing committees to ensure they are in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. Please ensure you are following the correct guidelines during your training. You can find the latest updates in the 2019-20 program updates

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • have completed the RACP Basic Training (including written and clinical exams)
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training Position. 

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


The Advanced Training in Community Child Health requires three years of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.


Successful trainees will be admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). Eligibility is dependent on the completion of all requirements of training. Once the overseeing committee has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship.

New Fellows will receive formal notification from the College that they have been admitted to Fellowship and receive a letter confirming the completion of their training. All Fellows in Australia, New Zealand and overseas in active practice must meet the requirements of a Continuing Professional Development program

Entrustable Professional Activities Pilot

Entrustable Professional Activities or EPAs are a relatively recent innovation in medical education, with the potential to transform our training programs. They are the essential work activities that supervisors need to be able to entrust their trainees to carry out.

The College invited interested Community Child Health supervisors and trainees to participate in a pilot of EPAs in the first six months of the 2015 training year. The pilot aimed to explore the usefulness of EPAs in terms of both curricula design and workplace application for a College training program.

For more information, please download the pilot handbook for Entrustable Professional Activities in Community Child Health.

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