How to apply
Before you apply, check that you meet entry requirements
If you are an international specialist and have completed the highest psychiatry qualification available in your home country, you can apply directly to the College for a specialist assessment.
Contact your local training program
Selection into the Fellowship Training Program is managed by Branch Training Committees in each Australian state and territory, and New Zealand.
You may apply to more than one local training program.
Complete an application form
Your local program will provide an application form and information on closing dates.
Provide supporting documents
A current CV including all medical experience and details of past psychiatry training posts.
A full academic record from the university where you completed your medical degree, including a certified copy of your degree (with a version translated into English if necessary).
Evidence of medical registration
A current Certificate of Registration Status or Letter/Certificate of Good Standing showing current registration from the relevant Medical Board, dated within the last three months.
If your registration has restrictions, conditions or limitations, the RANZCP requires full disclosure of the conditions, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
A brief statement of about 300 words explaining why you wish to train as a psychiatrist.
If you are already well progressed in psychiatry training, explain the aspects of psychiatry you are most interested in and your career plans in psychiatry.
Recommendations from referees
A statement of work performance from each hospital / training scheme or practice you have been employed at in the last 24 months (if applicable). You also need to provide contact details for 3 referees.
Submit your application
Submit your application and supporting documentation to your local training program.
After your application is received, you will proceed through the trainee selection process.