Moving to Advanced Training


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

  • You’re eligible to enter Advanced Training (AT) after completing the Basic Training program requirements and the Divisional Written and Clinical Examinations.
  • You can’t apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for any training completed before passing your Divisional Clinical Exam (DCE) and completing all requirements of Basic Training.

You’re eligible to apply for Advanced Training if you have met all the following:

  • 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 have:

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

COVID-19 changes

We understand that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting states variously. In keeping with the education and training principles trainees unable to complete required assessments or training due to the affect of the pandemic are asked to advise their Training Committee as soon as possible.

RPL isn’t accepted for any pAT rotations or training undertaken prior to completing the DCE. See the RPL policy and application deadlines.

2021 DCE candidates (AU only) who:

Close overlay