Radiation Oncology Training Program

The Radiation Oncology Training Program is designed as a five-year training program and structured in two 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.  

  • Phase 1 extends from a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 30 months
  • Phase 2 is dependent on trainees demonstrating competency (usually a minimum of 36 months).

Training is undertaken through accredited network training sites. Trainees rotate to several training sites throughout their training. Trainees are required to complete rotations to ensure they are not at one site for four years.

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

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General Information about Radiation Oncology

A radiation oncologist is a specialist doctor who uses radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer patients. Radiation oncologists work in teams with other doctors to create and deliver radiation therapy programs.

Radiation oncologists make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients while working with a fascinating, technologically advanced, constantly evolving form of treatment.


A Career in Radiation Oncology

The RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology is the peak body for the profession of radiation oncology in Australia and New Zealand.

The Faculty of Radiation Oncology sets quality standards, provides world-class training and ongoing professional education, and drives research, innovation and collaboration in the treatment of cancer.

It 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 Radiation Oncology is governed by a Council, which oversees all bodies within the Faculty.

The Faculty also has committees and working groups for specific operational areas, and Special Interest Groups for professional areas of special interest.


Faculty of Radiation Oncology

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.


Radiation Oncology Training Policies