Dual Fellowship Training Program – Paediatrics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) have together developed the Dual Fellowship Training Program (DFTP).

The DFTP is for medical graduates who wish to attain Fellowship in:

  • Community Child Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • General Paediatrics (Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand) and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

About the Dual Fellowship Training Program

Trainees who successfully complete the DFTP gain Fellowship of both Colleges (FRACP and FRANZCP).

The minimum overall completion time is 8 years, compared with the 11 years it would take to gain the two Fellowships sequentially.

Trainees must complete:

  • all RACP requirements for Advanced Training in Community Child Health or Advanced Training in General Paediatrics
  • all RANZCP requirements for the RANZCP 2012 Fellowship Program and Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dual Fellowship Training Program Guide [PDF; 550 KB].

How to apply

Before applying to join the DFTP, trainees must complete 36 months of basic training and 18 months of advanced training with the RACP and have met all the training requirements of the RACP.

To enrol in the DFTP, trainees must indicate on the annual application for approval of RACP Advanced Training that they wish to take part in the Dual Fellowship training arrangements. Trainee details will be provided to the RANZCP, who will then contact trainees about the RANZCP selection process.


For enquiries about the DFTP, please contact training@ranzcp.org.

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