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 2021 recruitment round is outlined below.
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 (AST) is offered at various leading facilities 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 and Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) for other disciplines.
Further advice should be sought from RTOs regarding the current accreditation status of positions at a particular location.
If you are interested in a location that is not currently listed as accredited, please contact the relevant RTO to discuss the possibility of obtaining the appropriate accreditation.
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||2pm Wednesday 4 March 2020|
|Applications for anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, internal medicine and mental health open||9am Monday 20 April 2020|
|Applications for anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, internal medicine and mental health close||3pm Friday 8 May 2020|
|Collation of applications and panel shortlisting||Monday 11 – Wednesday 15 May 2020|
|Interviews conducted via Skype for Business||Monday 18 – Friday 29 May 2020|
|Ranked candidates presented to hospitals||Late May – early June 2020|
|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
|Monday 1 June 2020|
|Candidates and Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) notified of outcome of anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, internal medicine and mental health applications||Early – mid June 2020|
|RMO Campaign closes||Monday 29 June 2020|
|RMO Campaign outcome released||Mid October 2020|
The 2021 AST applications have now closed.