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

In 2020, the first early adopters start implementing the new Basic Training program. New settings will join in 2021.

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.

Early adopter settings - 2020

Lead setting(s) Affiliated training setting(s) Phase(s) of training
Gold Coast University Hospital (AIM)
Robina Hospital
Innisfail Hospital
Foundation (BPT1)
The Townsville Hospital (AIM)
Foundation (BPT1)
Starship Children's Hospital (PCH)
Kidz First Children's Hospital, Middlemore
Waitakere Hospital
Whangarei Hospital
Foundation (BPT1)
Women's and Children's Hospital (PCH) (Adelaide)
Flinders Medical Centre
Foundation (BPT1)

Early adopter settings - 2021

Lead Setting(s) Affiliated training setting(s) Phase(s) of training
Box Hill Hospital (AIM)
Angliss Hospital
Epworth Eastern Private Hospital
Latrobe Regional Health
Maroondah Hospital
Peter James Centre
Wantima Health
Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)
Dunedin Hospital (PCH)
Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)
Queensland Paediatric Training Network (PCH)
Queensland Children’s Hospital
Gold Coast University Hospital
The Townsville Hospital
Bundaberg Hospital
Caboolture Hospital
Cairns Hospital
Hervey Bay Hospital
Ipswich Hospital
Logan Hospital
Mackay Base Hospital
Redcliffe Hospital
Redland Hospital
Rockhampton Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
The Prince Charles Hospital
The Royal Darwin Hospital
Toowoomba Hospital 
Foundation (BPT1)
Royal Hobart Hospital (PCH)
Launceston General Hospital
North West Regional Hospital
Foundation (BPT1)  
Taranaki Base Hospital (PCH)
Foundation (BPT1)  
Waikato Hospital (AIM)
Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2) 
Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals (AIM)
Albury Wodonga Health
Ballarat Hospital
Williamstown Hospital
Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

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