Infectious Diseases

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Infectious diseases physicians provide a predominantly hospital-based service, specialising in the various clinical, laboratory and public health aspects of infectious diseases medicine and microbiology.

Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Program

  • Requires 36 months (three years) of full time equivalent training under the supervision of a practising Infectious Diseases specialist 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 Infectious Diseases specialists in Australia or New Zealand




Download the Infectious Diseases Handbook 2017-18 (PDF 333KB)


Download the Infectious Diseases Handbook 2016 (PDF 915KB)


Training curriculum

Download the Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the RACP Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1MB)


How do I apply to start Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the ​Infectious Diseases 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 Infectious Diseases (.doc 761KB)

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases (.doc 761KB)

Useful links

Assessment forms

Project report

Supervisor's reports

Trainee's Reports (New Zealand only)

2017 RACP Research Project

Implementing from 2017, the College has introduced a set of streamlined research project requirements. 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 8247 ​6221      

New Zealand

Phone:           +64 4 472 6713

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