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Training Program

The RANZCR radiation oncology training program is a five-year program in two phases:

  • Phase 1 (1-36 months)
  • Phase 2 (36-60 months)
  • The exact length of each phase depends on progress and achievement of milestones.


What are the training prerequisites?

To be accepted in the RANZCR training program, you must:

  • Have MBBS or equivalent medical qualifications as recognised by the registering authority of the country in which the RANZCR training program is conducted and the Board of the College
  • Be registered as a medical practitioner by the registered authority recognised by the Board of the College in the state or country where you are training (Australia, New Zealand or Singapore)
  • Have completed at least two full years in an approved hospital as an intern or resident.


What do I need in order to be successful?

As well as meeting the prerequisites, you must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Dedication to pursuing a career in radiation oncology
  • Good interpersonal and professional communication skills
  • A high standard of academic performance.

Other desirable qualities are:
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Good professional referee reports
  • Good reports from previous and current employers
  • A demonstrated interest in research.


How do I apply for a training position in NSW?

For more information regarding the program refer to the RANZCR Website on:


Trainee Progression

Radiation oncology training is structured in two major phases. The exact length of each phase depends on progress and achievement of milestones.
You progress through the program by achieving regular satisfactory assessments from supervisors and Directors of Training. For details, see the related documents below.

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