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The SAPBTC is the Branch Training Committee for psychiatry in South Australia.

The SAPBTC administers and organises the training of doctors to become specialist psychiatrists in South Australia. The SAPBTC is a subcommittee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Committee for Training. Training is provided by over 80 specialists in a diverse range of settings.

The five-year academic course includes a dedicated training afternoon each week and formal exam preparation. SA trainees have consistently enjoyed very high pass rates in College exams. SA offers all RANZCP Advanced Training Certificate courses.

Our Training Program

The Training Program is competency based and is planned for a minimum duration of 5 years (60 months FTE). The length of training depends on the trainee fulfilling all requirements and passing exams and may exceed five years for some trainees.

Training is divided into three stages:

  • 12 months in adult psychiatry, at least six months of which must be in an acute setting.

  • 24 months in a range of areas of practice, including a mandatory six months in child and adolescent psychiatry and six months in consultation-liaison psychiatry, and 12 months in elective areas of practice.

  • 24 months with the option to train in either general psychiatry or in various sub-specialty areas of practice.

Program Information

During the training period, trainees work as registrars in hospitals and community clinics where they are supervised by experienced psychiatrists. Each rotation, or clinical placement, is 6 months in duration.

Part time training is available and breaks in training are possible if required.

Training Portal

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