General Rehabilitation Medicine

Interim changes to program requirements

Interim requirements for all trainees are now listed under Program requirements. This follows a review by the Faculty Training Committee in Rehabilitation Medicine.

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.

Program overview

ProgCov-Rehabilitation-Medicine-handbook-2017-18In Advanced Training in Rehabilitation Medicine, you will explore a new depth of specialty training diagnosis, assessment, prevention and management of an individual with a disability due to illness or injury. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds on 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 changes in the 2019-20 program updates

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • hold a current Medical registration
  • have completed two full years postgraduate supervised training in general medical and surgical areas
  • have appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position.
New and current trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.


The Advanced Training in Rehabilitation Medicine requires four years of full-time equivalent (FTE) training, undertaken at an accredited training site.


Successful trainees will be admitted to the Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (FAFRM). Eligibility is depended 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

All Fellows in Australia, New Zealand and overseas who are in active practice must meet the requirements of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.

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