Applying to the Radiation Oncology Training Program

Trainees who meet the prerequisites for training may apply for an accredited training position within an accredited training network. Successful applicants will receive an employment letter and contract notifying them of their appointment to an accredited training position. 

New trainees are responsible for completing and submitting to the College their RANZCR Training Program Application Form and Trainee Compact (including all required supporting documentation).

Information on applying to the Training Program

Trainees are required to complete personal details, including details of qualifications, medical registration and postgraduate experience. The appointment and proposed course of training must be confirmed by completion of the relevant section on the form. This section must be signed by the Head of Department (HoD) or the Director of Training (DoT).

Completed forms and supporting documentation must be received at the College within two weeks of a trainee’s accredited training start date.

Late or incomplete applications will result in the trainee’s official accredited training start date to be set at the date of receipt of the application or the date the application is regarded as complete.

The Application Form is available to download here.

The checklist provides a summary of all the documents which must be submitted to support the details listed on the application form.

The Trainee Compact outlines trainees’ obligations to the College while completing the Training Program, and to their training site/employer. Trainees are required to initial each page of the document and sign and date the last page.

The Trainee Compact is returned to the College with the Radiation Oncology Training Program Application Form. This document is kept in the Trainee’s file at the College. Trainees should retain a copy of the signed document for the duration of their training.

Providing a training environment that is supportive of trainee needs and meets the training curriculum and regulatory requirements is a shared responsibility of the College, training departments, training networks, clinical supervisors and trainees.

All College trainees in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are trained within an accredited hospital department or private practice.

Radiation Oncology Selection Information: 

State /
Network

Applications Open

Applications Close

Further Details

NSW 

26/07/22

16/08/2022

Northern: WSLHDESORadOnc
NorthernNSW@health
.nsw.gov.au

Southern: Shelley.
Greaves@health
.nsw.gov.au

VIC

TBC

TBC

QLD

TBC

TBC

TAS

TBC

TBC

WA

TBC

TBC

SA

No placements available for 2022 recruitment / 2023 start

NZ

24/03/2022

2/05/2022

New Zealand Registrar Recruitment | RANZCR

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The application form and Trainee Compact can be submitted electronically, by email, in a combined pdf.

An acknowledgment of receipt of application will be emailed within 10 business days of the application being received by the College.

The application will be reviewed, and the applicant informed by email notification if the application is incomplete. Applicants must submit additional information and/or supporting documentation promptly to ensure training time completed is accredited.

When the application has been deemed ‘complete’, a student member account on the MyRANZCR Member Online Portal will be created. Following account setup, an autogenerated email notification will be sent with an invoice for the annual membership subscription fee and annual training fee. Financial status must be maintained by trainees for their duration of training.

Access to the ePortfolio System will be enabled after fees have been paid. A confirmation of approval of a trainee’s course of training will also be provided by email.

Trainees must be financial members of the College during the training the program. Each year, trainees pay a RANZCR Membership Subscription Fee, and an Annual Training Fee to cover the costs of running the training program. Trainees also pay Examination Fees when sitting examinations.

The Annual Membership Subscription fee is valid for the current financial year. Trainees will be charged the Annual Membership Subscription fee pro rata calculated from their commencement date.

The Annual Training Fee is paid per calendar year. Trainees will be charged the Annual Training Fee pro rata calculated from their commencement date.

Part time trainees, i.e., those training between 0.5 and 0.65 full time equivalent (FTE), are eligible for part time membership and training fees.

There are also fees associated with courses and examinations which are to be paid upon registration of the specific activity.

From time to time, Members may experience personal circumstances that affect their ability to pay their fees in full by the specified due date. In these circumstances, Members may submit a written request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining their circumstances for consideration.

For more information please visit our Fees webpage and the RANZCR Fees Policy

Training sites provide an orientation at the commencement of a training year and when a trainee commences at a new accredited training site. The orientation should address:

  • Introduction: to staff particularly key staff members; the phase of training and the responsibility of the trainee is known by all
  • The role and relationships between trainees, CSs, other members of the healthcare team, DoT and managers within the training site and training network (where applicable)
  • The department layout and equipment
  • Arrangements and organisation of the dedicated onsite protected teaching
  • Training on any systems in use (i.e. PACS)
  • Case-mix description / models of care / work practices
  • Indigenous health processes and resources
  • Training on all processes pertaining to receiving referrals, undertaking procedures, report writing, rostering, after hours and on call work and OH&S procedures
  • The administrative arrangements and organisational structures within the training site
  • Trainee management (supervision, training and teaching processes)
  • Awareness of the location of all resources available including policies and procedures related to discrimination, bullying, harassment, and cultural safety
  • Trainee support programs
  • Patient safety training applicable to the site

Trainees should meet with their DoT within the first two weeks of starting a new rotation.