Clinical Radiology Training Requirements

Overview

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.

Phase Progression in the Training Program

Trainees will continue in each phase until they have achieved the expected standard of competence and completed the training requirements of that phase. The length of each phase is determined by each trainee’s progress. Trainees will progress at different rates; some trainees who have completed similar learning prior to commencing the training program may progress more quickly, others may need additional time to acquire the expected knowledge and skills to demonstrate competence. 

Fellowship of the RANZCR (FRANZCR)

Completion of the Training Program leads to certification as a Fellow of the College (FRANZCR). Fellowship of RANZCR is the only post-graduate qualification which leads to recognition as a specialist radiologist in Australia or registered in the vocational scope of practice of diagnostic and interventional radiology in New Zealand. Fellowship is awarded after all training program requirements are met.

Summary of the Training Requirements in each Phase

Anticipated Completion of Phase 1 

  • Minimum: 12 months of accredited training time
  • Maximum: 24 months of accredited training time

Learning Outcomes Primary Focus

  • Section 1 – Intrinsic Roles
  • Section 2 – Applied Imaging Technology
  • Section 4 – Anatomy

Competencies of Early Training

Within the first 6 months of training:

  • Radiography Attachment
  • Report Writing Module
  • Key Conditions Assessment

Structured Learning Experience 

  • Attachments
  • Experiential Training Requirements

Work-based Assessment 

  • Reporting Assessment
  • Performed Ultrasound Assessment
  • Fluoroscopic Procedures Assessment
  • Procedural Radiology Assessment
  • Clinical Radiology/Multidisciplinary Meeting Assessment

Research

  • Critically Appraised Topics 
  • Project Proposal

Monitoring and Review

  • DoT Review
  • Multi-Source Feedback Assessment

Training Assessment of Training Sites 

  • Trainees must complete the Trainee Assessment of Training Sites (TATs) every six months.

Examination

  • Anatomy Examination
  • Applied Imaging and Technology Examination

Progression to Phase 2

  • Trainees may present for portfolio review by the Local Governance Committee (LGC) after a minimum of 12 months of accredited training

Refer to the Handbook for more information  

Anticipated Completion of Phase 2 

  • Minimum: 48 months of accredited training time (Phase 1 and 2)
  • Maximum: 60 months of accredited training time (Phase 1 and 2)

Learning Outcomes Primary Focus 

  • Section 1 – Intrinsic Roles
  • Section 3 – Artificial Intelligence
  • Section 5 – Pathology
  • Section 6 – Diagnostic Radiology
  • Section 7 – Procedural Radiology

Structured Learning Experiences 

  • Attachments
  • Experiential Training Requirements
  • Cultural Safety Online Learning

Work-based Assessment 

  • Reporting Assessment
  • Performed Ultrasound Assessment
  • Fluoroscopic Procedures Assessment
  • Procedural Radiology Assessment
  • Clinical Radiology/Multidisciplinary Meeting Assessment

Research

  • Critically Appraised Topics
  • Basic Radiology Research Methods Course - available end of 2022

Monitoring and Review

  • DoT Review 
  • Multi-Source Feedback Assessment 

Training Assessment of Training Sites 

  • Trainees must complete the Trainee Assessment of Training Sites (TATs) every six months.

Examination

  • Pathology Examination
  • MCQ
  • Case Reporting Examination 
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Radiology (OSCER) 

Progression to Phase 3

  •  Trainees may present for portfolio review by the Local Governance Committee (LGC) after a minimum of 48 months of accredited training

Refer to the Handbook for more information 

Anticipated Completion of Phase 3

  • Minimum time: 12 months accredited training time

Learning Outcomes Primary Focus 

  • Section 1 – Intrinsic Roles
  • Section 5 – Pathology
  • Section 6 – Diagnostic Radiology
  • Section 7 – Procedural Radiology

Structured Learning Experiences 

  • Experiential Training Requirements

Work-based Assessment 

  • Reporting Assessment
  • Performed Ultrasound Assessment
  • Fluoroscopy Procedures Assessment
  • Procedural Radiology Assessment
  • Clinical Radiology/Multidisciplinary Meeting Assessment

Research

  • Critically Appraised Topics 
  • Research Project
  • Manuscript Submission
  • Oral Presentation 

Monitoring and Review

  • DoT Review 
  • Multi-Source Feedback Assessment 

Training Assessment of Training Sites 

  • Trainees must complete the Trainee Assessment of Training Sites (TATs) every six months.

Progression to Fellowship

  •  After a minimum of 12 months accredited training in Phase 3, the LGC will determine eligibility for Fellowship and make a recommendation to the Chief Censor.

Refer to the Handbook for more information

For more information on each phase of the Training Program, click below: 

Phase 1    Phase 2    Phase 3

For more information on each phase of the Training Program, click below: 

Training Requirements Policy