Paediatric Cardiology

2024 curricula renewal implementation

Trainees who start Advanced Training in Paediatric Cardiology in 2024 will follow the new curriculum. For information on new program requirements, see the 2024 Paediatric Cardiology program handbook.

Trainees who started before 2024 will continue to follow the PREP program requirements.

Contact us if you have any questions about the new program.

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Program overview

Paediatric CardiologyIn Advanced Training in Paediatric Cardiology, you'll explore in-depth specialty training in the prevention, investigation, therapy of, and research into, disease involving the cardiovascular system of children. You will train under supervision and prepare for independent practice as a consultant. The program builds your skills through work-based learning and assessment tools.

Program updates

The Advanced Training in Paediatric Cardiology Program is evaluated biennially by the Advanced Training Committee (ATC) in Paediatric Cardiology and the Aotearoa New Zealand Advanced Training Subcommittee (ATS) in Paediatric Cardiology to ensure that it’s in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. The College will provide sufficient notice prior to implementing any change. You must always ensure you’re following the correct requirements during your training.

PREP entry requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

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

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

Trainees who start in 2024 will follow the new program entry requirements. See the 2024 Paediatric Cardiology program handbook for more information.


Advanced Training in Paediatric Cardiology Program requires 3 years (36 months) of full-time equivalent (FTE) training.


Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the ATC or ATS in Paediatric Cardiology has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

See Becoming a Fellow for information on admission to Fellowship.

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

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