Apply for entry | Due at least 3 months before applying to commence as the assessment period can be lengthy.
If your application is successful, your acceptance date will be from the date your complete application was submitted.
Apply to commence | Due within 24 months of confirmation of your entry eligibility.
Approval of training | Once the FTC have approved you to commence training, submit your Learning Contract with 4 weeks of commencing your position. A Learning Contract is required for every new position.
You're responsible for organising all necessary documentation for submission by the deadline. We recommend that you keep a copy of your Learning Contract for future reference.
See program key dates for trainees and supervisors.
Late applications will be considered up to 1 month after the deadline.
Applications received 1 month after the deadline won’t be considered unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated in line with the Special Considerations for Assessment Policy.
Late applications may incur a fee.
Late fees won't apply if supervisor approval is pending after the deadline.
The standard annual membership fees apply.
Visit MyRACP to pay or view previous training program payments.
About your training position
Training must be undertaken at accredited settings.
Approval of training periods are determined by the FTC in Public Health Medicine. To be approved, your individual training program must be consistent with the training requirements and appropriate for the stage of training you have reached.
Upon completion of each rotation or training year, the FTC reviews your progress according to the training requirements. If you have satisfactorily completed all training requirements, the FTC will certify that training period.
The College is not involved in the recruitment and selection of trainees. Our role is to set and monitor standards for selection and provide advice to settings and their selection committees.
Overseas training placements
Public Health Medicine trainees can complete up to 12 months maximum in overseas placements. Overseas training must be approved prospectively by your Regional Education Coordinator (REC) and the FTC.
- Select and apply for a public health training position overseas – some overseas Public Health Medicine accredited settings (PDF) are already listed.
- If your position isn't accredited, an application for accreditation of a training position can be submitted by the setting. Go to Apply for Accreditation for accreditation documentation including the Accreditation Standards, which the overseeing committee will reference when considering the suitability of a position.
- Once your position is accredited, you need to apply for prospective approval of training.
See variations in training for processes covering dual, joint, conjoint and post-Fellowship training.
See flexible training options for information on part-time training, interruptions to training, withdrawing from training and time limits.
Rotation or supervision changes
Changes to your rotation require you to re-submit a Learning Contract for Prospective Approval of Advanced Training to the FTC as soon as possible. This includes any changes to sites, dates of rotations and flexible training arrangements.
Change to your supervision must be notified as soon as possible by submitting a Supervisor Details Amendment Form (DOC).
Some changes may require a review of the approval decision and can affect the certification of your training.