Advanced skills training adds depth to your general practice training and enhances your clinical practice by providing focused, specialised training for twelve months* in a specific discipline. We encourage Generalist Pathway trainees to select an AST position based on the needs of the rural community that they wish to relocate to following completion of training.
Information regarding the 2019 recruitment round is outlined below.
- 2019 Rural Advanced Skills Training Positions List
- 2019 Rural Advanced Skills Training How to Complete Application Guide
- 2019 Rural Advanced Skills Training – FAQs
For any queries, clarification or additional information, please contact our team.
*Surgical AST takes two years to complete.
AST in emergency medicine, surgery and Indigenous health is coordinated via Queensland Health’s Resident Medical Officer Campaign. Applications for these disciplines open in June for commencement the following year. We encourage you to discuss your interest in applying for AST with department Directors, your Regional Training Organisation and the QRGP. We’re here to support you and help you navigate the path to your career goals.
- Be PGY2 or greater at the time of application
- Hold general registration with the Medical Board of Australia
- Demonstrate commitment to providing services to a rural community in the chosen advanced skill discipline
Disciplines and Locations
Advanced Skills Training is offered at various leading hospitals around Queensland. Not all AST disciplines are available at all locations. The information below is only a guide; for up-to-date information, please refer to the campaign position list for anaesthetics, O&G, paediatrics, mental health and internal medicine and the RMO Campaign for other disciplines.
Further advice should be sought from Regional Training Organisations regarding the current accreditation status of positions at a particular location.
Learn more about the model of service delivery that a Rural Generalist with Mental Health advanced skills can provide here.
|AST Campaign information session with Department Directors via teleconference||10am Wednesday 21 March 2018|
|Applications for Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine and Mental Health open||9am Tuesday 24 April 2018|
|Applications for Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine and Mental Health close||3pm Friday 11 May 2018|
|Collation of applications and panel shortlisting||Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 May 2018|
|Interviews conducted via teleconference||Thursday 17 – Thursday 31 May 2018|
|Ranked candidates presented to hospitals||Monday 28 May – early June 2018|
|Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Campaign opens for those wishing to apply for AST in Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Indigenous Health
Unsuccessful candidates in Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine and Mental Health can amend their application to be considered for the RMO Campaign
|Wednesday 6 June 2018|
|Candidates and Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) notified of outcome of Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine and Mental Health applications||Early – mid June 2018|
|RMO Campaign closes||Wednesday 4 July 2018|
|RMO Campaign outcome released||Mid October 2018|
The 2019 Campaign will open at 9am on Tuesday 24 April 2018 and close at 3pm on Friday 11 May 2018. An ‘Apply Now’ link will appear below when applications open.