Clinical Radiology Training Program

The Clinical Radiology Training Program is designed as a five-year training program and structured in three major phases. This sequencing is to ensure trainees develop foundation knowledge and skills during Phase 1 and then have the opportunity to further develop their abilities and breadth of practice during Phase 2 of the training program. In Phase 3, trainees consolidate their skills and focus on areas of interest. 



Training is undertaken through accredited network training sites. Trainees rotate to several training sites throughout their training. 

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General Information about Clinical Radiology

A radiologist is a specialist medical doctor who has had postgraduate training in performing and interpreting diagnostic imaging tests, and carrying out interventional procedures or treatments, using X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging equipment.

Radiologists assist other doctors and specialists in treating their patients. They do this by making a diagnosis, and by providing treatment using medical imaging.

Radiologists have the medical knowledge to understand and explain a patient’s medical problem or symptom through images of the inside of the body.

A Career in Clinical Radiology

The Faculty of Clinical Radiology is the peak body for diagnostic and interventional radiology in Australia and New Zealand. The Faculty of Clinical Radiology is governed by a Council and sets, promotes and continuously improves the standards of training and practice in clinical radiology for the betterment of the people of Australia and New Zealand.

The Faculty of Clinical Radiology acts in the following areas to advance the profession and its relationships with government, the wider medical system and the public:

  • Study, research and advancement of knowledge
  • Skill, expertise and ethical standards in practice
  • Quality and rigour in training and assessment
  • The needs of consumers and the community
  • Matters of public interest connected to radiation therapy
  • Collaboration with clinicians, health practitioners and others.

The Faculty of Clinical Radiology has a number of initiatives as well as committees and working groups which oversee specific operational areas that develop policy and support decision making across the Faculty.

Faculty of Clinical Radiology

The College has several policies relating to training which set out the appropriate standard of behaviour or actions expected by the College. Our policies are formally documented and provide a framework within which operating procedures may be developed.

Clinical Radiology Training Policies