Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Interim changes to program requirements

The AFRM Education Committee 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

ProgCov-PeadiatricRehabilitationMedicine-handbook-2017-18In Advanced Training in Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, you will explore a depth of specialty training in the diagnosis, assessment, prevention and management of children with a disability due to illness or injury; and help them 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 on your skills through work-based assessments and learning tools

Program updates

All our Advanced Training programs are evaluated biennially by overseeing committees to ensure they are in line with educational best practice. Changes in program requirements may occur and could impact your training plan. Please ensure you are following the correct guidelines during your training. You can find the latest updates in the 2019-20 program updates

Entry requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • have completed the RACP Basic Physician Training (including the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations)
  • hold a current medical registration
  • have an appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position. 

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


The Advanced Training in Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine requires three years of full-time equivalent (FTE).


Successful trainees will be admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (FAFRM). Eligibility is depended on the completion of all requirements of training. Once the overseeing committee has recommended you for admission, the College will invite you to apply for Fellowship.

New Fellows will receive formal notification from the College that they have been admitted to Fellowship and receive a letter confirming the completion of their training. All Fellows in Australia, New Zealand and overseas in active practice must meet the requirements of a Continuing Professional Development program.

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