New Basic Training Program

The new Basic Training Program is a hybrid of time and competency-based training. There is a minimum requirement for trainees to complete three years of full-time equivalent clinical experience.

The curricula standards outline what trainees are expected to be (Competencies), know (Knowledge Guides) and do (Entrustable Professional Activities). These are supported by learning, teaching and assessment programs.


2020 Divisional Written Examination

In 2020, the Divisional Written Examination will be blueprinted to the new Basic Training curricula standards providing trainees and their supervisors with clear guidance on the curriculum areas covered by the examination.

Early adopters

Early adopter training settings are working with us to lead the rollout. Early adopters:

  • test the new training program
  • test supporting materials and activities
  • develop a network of change champions

From the start of the clinical year in 2021, early adopters in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand will start implementing the new Basic Training program.

2021 settings

View the 2021 Basic Training Handbook.

Requirements outlined in the handbook impact trainees at the listed settings only.

Lead setting Affiliated training settings Phases of training
Box Hill Hospital (AIM) Angliss Hospital
Epworth Eastern Private Hospital
Maroondah Hospital
Peter James Centre
Wantima Health
Foundation (BPT1)
Dunedin Hospital (PCH) N/A
Gold Coast University Hospital (AIM) Innisfail Hospital
Robina Hospital
Royal Hobart Hospital (PCH) Launceston General Hospital
North West Regional Hospital
Starship Children’s Hospital (PCH) Kidz First Children’s Hospital, Middlemore
Waitakere Hospital
Whangarei Hospital
Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals (AIM) Williamstown Hospital
Townsville University Hospital (AIM) N/A
Waikato Hospital (AIM) N/A
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide (PCH) Flinders Medical Centre

We'll share progress updates and new program evaluation when available. Members will continue to be consulted to ensure the best outcomes for trainees and workplace training.

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