General Paediatrics

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General paediatrics is a broad based multidisciplinary specialty, which, on referral from primary care providers, provides expert diagnosis, treatment and care for infants, children and young people aged up to 19 years.

General Paediatrics Advanced Training Program

  • Requires 36 months (three years) of full time equivalent training under the supervision of a practising General Paediatrician  at an accredited training site
  • Includes work-based learning and assessment requirements 
  • Successful trainees attain the qualification of  Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with accreditation to practise as General Paediatricians in Australia or New Zealand




General Paediatrics Handbook 2017-18 (PDF 333KB)

Paediatrics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2018 Reciprocal Training Arrangements Guide (PDF 0.5MB)


Download the General Paediatrics Handbook 2016 (PDF 949KB)

Training curriculum

Download the General Paediatrics Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1 MB)

How do I apply ​for Advanced Training in General Paediatrics?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the ​General Paediatrics 2017-18 Handbook to apply to start Advanced Training.

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

Australian Trainees: Apply online for Advanced Training or where online registration is not available please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in General Paediatrics (.doc 814KB).

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in General Paediatrics (.doc 815KB)

Useful links

Assessment forms

Supervisor’s report

Trainee’s Report (New Zealand trainees only)

Project report forms

Logbook submission forms

2017 RACP Research Project

Implementing from 2017, the College has introduced a set of streamlined research project requirements for trainees commencing Advanced Training in 2017 onwards. Please check the program requirements handbook to see if this applies to you.

For further information, cover sheet and marking criteria, please see the work based learning and assessment tools web page

Contact us


Phone:           +61 2 9256 5444       

New Zealand

Phone:           +64 4 472 6713

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