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Radiation oncology is an intellectually challenging and exciting career at the cutting edge of patient care, technology and research.

It gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients while working with a fascinating, technologically advanced, constantly evolving form of treatment.

To become a radiation oncologist, you must complete the training program administered by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). The program is designed as a five-year training program and gives you broad experience across the full variety of skills that radiation oncologists need to be familiar with..

What is Network training?

Network training is a term used to describe a group of training sites that provide comprehensive training by supporting a trainee as they rotate through a variety of environments across a number of hospitals private practices, regional practices and specialty sites.

About the Northern NSW Radiation Oncology Training Network

The Northern NSW Radiation Oncology Training Network is a collaboration of seven teaching facilities spanning Sydney (Central and West) including the Central and North Coasts of NSW.

There are currently nine sites within the Northern NSW Network that are accredited for training in radiation oncology:

Northern NSW Training sites State Network
Westmead and Blacktown hospitals NSW Northern Alliance
Nepean Hospital NSW Northern Alliance
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - Chris O’Brien Lifehouse NSW Northern Alliance
Royal North Shore Hospital NSW Northern Alliance
Central Coast Cancer Services - Gosford Hospital NSW Northern Alliance
Calvary Mater Hospital - Newcastle NSW Northern Alliance
Mid North Coast Cancer Institute (MNCCI) Coffs Harbour NSW Northern Alliance
Mid North Coast Cancer Institute (MNCCI) Port Macquarie Base Hospital NSW Northern Alliance
North Coast Cancer Institute (NCCI) Lismore Base Hospital NSW Northern Alliance

The Southern NSW Training Network has the following training sites within Southern NSW/ACT.

Southern NSW/ACT training sites State Network
Canberra Hospital NSW Southern Alliance
Illawarra Cancer Care Centre (Wollongong Hospital) NSW Southern Alliance
Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre (SCCC) NSW Southern Alliance
Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre (Liverpool Hospital) NSW Southern Alliance
Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre (Campbelltown Hospital) NSW Southern Alliance
Prince of Wales Hospital NSW Southern Alliance
St George Hospital NSW Southern Alliance

Our education program

The Northern NSW Training Network strives to set high standards in registrar education and training with a commitment to providing high quality teaching and learning environment by cross-facility networking.

Learning is facilitated by both didactic and interactive tutorials provided by recognised experts in the respective fields.

Mandatory 12 month training rotations allow our trainees to gain access to multiple radiation oncology facilities that offer exposure to a variety of training environments and approaches to cancer management.

Why train with us?

The Northern NSW Training Network is comprised of nine training sites and is one of the largest in Australia. We offer a unique mix of metropolitan and rural training settings, all of which provide comprehensive, high quality local and Networked teaching.

RO registrar Recruitment Information Session

Are you interested in applying for a RO Advanced Trainee position with the Northern NSW Training Network for the 2024 clinical year?

We invite you to come to our Recruitment Information Session from 4-5pm on Monday 26 June to find out more about our Network and our training sites. To register, please contact Kylie Withnell, Network Education Support Officer at [email protected]


2024 clinical year recruitment campaign

Advertising for the annual Junior Medical Officer (JMO) recruitment campaign is coordinated by the NSW Ministry of Health on behalf of the health facilities across the state.

Radiation Oncology Advanced Trainee positions for the 2024 clinical year will be advertised from 18 July to 8 August 2023. Northern NSW Training Network interviews will be held on Wednesday 23 August. Please see Campaign dates – 2024 Clinical Year for more information. The 2024 clinical year commences on 5 February 2024 and concludes on 2 February 2025.

For more information

To find out more about our training Network, you are welcome to contact Kylie Withnell (Education Support Officer, Radiation Oncology) at [email protected] To find out more about Radiation Oncology as a career, visit the Targeting Cancer website.

To find out more about the Radiation Oncology training program, visit the RANZCR website.

To access evidence-based, consensus driven cancer treatment protocols visit the eviQ website.


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