Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Interim changes to program requirements

Interim requirements for all trainees are listed under training requirements in this handbook. This follows a review by the Faculty Paediatric Training and Assessment Committee in Rehabilitation Medicine.

You're expected to satisfactorily complete the 2022 training program requirements where possible. If you’re unable to complete training program requirements due to COVID-19, see education and training principles and advise your Training Committee as soon as possible.

The interim changes made are to provide flexibility and support to trainees who have been affected by COVID-19. See also COVID-19 FAQs and education and training changes.

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Program overview

Paediatric Rehabilitation MedicineIn Advanced Training in Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, you’ll explore a new depth of specialty training in the diagnosis, assessment, prevention and management of children with a disability due to illness or injury. As well, you’ll develop the skills to help patients achieve and maintain an optimal level of performance and improve their quality of life. 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

See announced interim changes to program requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Training Program is evaluated biennially by the Faculty Paediatric Training and Assessment Committee (FPTAC) in Rehabilitation Medicine 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.

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

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

All trainees need to apply for Advanced Training each year.


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


Once you've completed all requirements of your training and the FPTAC in Rehabilitation Medicine has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship of the RACP and the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

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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