Moving to Advanced Training

Eligibility

From 2017, trainees must apply to commence Advanced Training (Divisions) within 5 years of the completion of Basic Training. Read the Flexible Training Policy for more details.

You’re eligible to apply for Advanced Training if you have:

  • passed your Divisional Written and Clinical Examinations
  • satisfactorily completed 36 months of certified Basic Training
  • satisfactorily completed the mandatory (core) requirements of the Basic Training Program, as outlined in the Divisional Basic Training Program Requirements Handbook
  • submitted a certified copy of the appropriate Advanced Life Support course completion

If you’re in your final year of Basic Training, ensure:

  • you submit all required PREP tools in accordance with your training program requirements
  • your supervisor submits your final Supervisor's Report. Speak with your Educational Supervisor or Director of Physician/Paediatric Education to ensure that it is submitted on time

Applying

The process and due dates for applying for Advanced Training depends on the Advanced Training Program you choose. Before applying, you’ll need to secure an Advanced Training position in an accredited training site.

Divisional Training

Australia

Aotearoa New Zealand

Final Year Basic Trainees

should apply for AT by 15 Feb for positions starting in Feb of the same year.

should apply for AT by 15 Dec for positions starting in Jan/Feb.

Example: if you have completed all BT requirements by January and are starting AT in February, please ensure you have submitted, and your AT supervisor has approved your application by 15 February.

Continuing Basic Trainees*

should apply for AT by 31 Aug, for positions starting in Jul/Aug of the same year

OR

should apply for AT by 15 Feb, for positions starting in Feb of that year.

should apply for AT by 30 Jun, for positions starting in Jul/Aug of the same year

OR

should apply for AT by 15 Dec, for positions starting in Jan/Feb.

Example 1: if you have completed all BT requirements by May/June and are starting AT in July/August, please ensure you have submitted, and your AT supervisor has approved your application by 30 June (Aotearoa NZ) and 31 August (AU).

Example 2: if you have completed all BT requirements by May/June this year (or prior) and are starting AT in February the following year, please ensure you have submitted, and your AT supervisor has approved your application by 15 February in the new year.

*Continuing Basic Trainees are those who have completed the time-based training requirements but have other requirements, such as examinations, to complete before progressing to Advanced Training.

For more information, visit the Advanced Training Programs page. 


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can’t apply for RPL for any training completed before passing your Divisional Clinical Exam (DCE) and completing all requirements of Basic Training.

Rotations undertaken between 1 Aug and the date you attempted and passed the DCE is not considered RPL, provided you have prospectively applied for AT as per the published deadlines. Once DCE results are received, the relevant Advanced Training Committee (ATC) will assess your application and confirm AT status.

Read the RPL Policy (PDF) for more details.


Advanced Training applications deadlines | AU and Aotearoa NZ

Adult Internal Medicine

Australia

Aotearoa New Zealand

Mid-year AT applications

15 February | first half or whole of the current year

15 December | first half or whole of the following year

30 April | May to August rotations

Annual AT applications

31 August | second half of the current year

30 June | second half of the current year

Please refer to the Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health Medicine, Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine or Rehabilitation Medicine handbook for application deadlines in these programs.

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