Transitioning Trainees - Clinical Radiology

Transition Arrangements for Clinical Radiology 

The Clinical Radiology Training Program is designed as a five-year training program and structured in three major phases. All trainees who were enrolled in the training program prior to 2022 have been transitioned to a phase of training in the Clinical Radiology Training Program. Transition information and scenarios have been developed that aim to minimise disruption and disadvantage for trainees. 

For more information on transition arrangements, please refer below:

For information on principles for transition, including examination arrangements, please click below:

 CR Principles for Trainee Transition to the 2022 Training Program


For information on transitioning trainee progression requirements, please click below:

CR Transition to Phases of Training in the 2022 Training Program 


As the deadline to submit Dark Period (1 October 2021 - 6 February 2022) and TASS documentation was 31 March 2022, the College is no longer reflecting this progress in the ePortfolio from 1 November 2022.

For assessments completed before February 2022 but not updated in the ePortfolio, trainees must submit the following items with their ePortfolio phase progression/completion of training application for review by the LGC:

  • a letter explaining why a trainee transcript or TASS form was not submitted
  • evidence of the completed assessments with Director of Training approval

Please email the Specialty Training team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Project 1 and Project 2 

Transitioning trainees are required to complete both the Project 1 and Project 2 as per old training program requirements. 

Please refer to the Project 1 and Project 2 instructions below for further information.

Project 1 is a major assessment exercise that must be completed by the end of the third year of training. Examples of suitable projects include:

  • A case series
  • A clinical audit
  • A critical appraisal of published literature.

You must submit your proposal for Project 1 by the end of Year 2, and submit the project by the end of Year 3.


Project 2 is a major assessment exercise that must be completed by the 54th month of training (full-time training).  It can be an extension of Project 1 (if approved), and can be a collaborative assessment of up to three trainees.

Project 2 can be assessed as:

  • A peer reviewed journal manuscript
  • A dissertation
  • An oral presentation
  • A poster presentation.

A case report is not acceptable.

You must submit your proposal for Project 2 by the end of Year 4, and submit the project by the by 54th month of training (full-time training).

- OPTION 3 - Oral Presentation - Accepted for RANZCR ASM. 

- OPTION 4 - Poster Presentation - Not accepted for RANZCR ASM. 

- Branch meetings - including NZ ASM - Poster OR Oral Presentation are not accepted


How to find out more?  

A series of webinars has been developed to inform trainees, Directors of Training, and Networks about the key changes to the Clinical Radiology Training Program.

Each of the webinars feature clinicians that have been involved in the development of the various components of the 2022 Training Program. The webinar series provides an overview of the 2022 Training Program including learning outcomes, transition arrangements, work-based assessments, and the e-Portfolio system.

TAR Webinars


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