Interim changes to program requirements

The Advanced Training Committee in Neurology is currently reviewing the program requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If changes are needed, trainees will be notified as soon as possible and this handbook will be updated.

See our COVID-19 FAQs and announced education and training changes.

Program overview

Advanced Training in Neurology

In Advanced Training in Neurology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems and muscles. 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

The Advanced Training in Neurology program is evaluated biennially by its Advanced Training Committee to ensure that it’s in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. You must ensure you’re following the correct requirements during your training.

View 2019-20 program updates

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • have completed the RACP Basic Training, including the Written and Clinical Examinations
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position

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


The Advanced Training in Neurology requires 3 years of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.


Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the Advanced Training Committee has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

New Fellows receive formal notification from the College of their successful admission to Fellowship and a letter confirming the completion of their training.

As a Fellow in active practice in Australia, New Zealand or overseas, you’ll need to meet the annual requirements of the Continuing Professional Development program.

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