Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

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The practice of neonatal/perinatal medicine involves the treatment of newborn infants at all levels of care from healthy newborns to those who require special and intensive care.

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Advanced Training Program

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




Download the Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Handbook 2017-18 (PDF 343KB)


Download the Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Handbook 2016 (PDF 1MB)

Training curriculum

Download the Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Advanced Training Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the RACP Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1MB)

How do I apply for Advanced Training in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine?

New trainees need to ensure they meet the entry requirements in the ​Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine 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 Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine (.doc 725KB).

New Zealand Trainees: Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for Advanced Training in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine (.doc 730KB).

Useful links

Assessment forms

Logbook forms

Project forms and examples

Submitting projects electronically

You can now submit your project electronically to Only one copy of your project is required. Please remember to de-identify your project i.e. no reference to your name, supervisor or hospital. You are not required to de-identify your project coversheet, project checklist and project supervisor's report.

Project assessment forms

The following templates are used by the ATC when reviewing projects. 

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 6281

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