Endocrinologists diagnose, treat and manage patients experiencing conditions caused by problems of the endocrine system, including diabetes, thyroid issues, pituitary and adrenal disease, gonadal disorders and infertility, neuroendocrine conditions, benign and malignant glandular tumours, disorders of growth, glandular dysfunction, lipid and nutritional abnormalities, menopausal disorders, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

Clinical Practice

Endocrinologists work within both public and private facilities, within a range of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, community and telehealth services. Endocrinologists work collaboratively with other physicians, with surgeons and other health care professionals to manage and educate patients of all ages.

Endocrinology – Information

Number of specialists - QLD

Number of new fellows - QLD

Number of specialists - AUS

Number of new fellows - AUS

Average weekly hours

Average Age

% Aged 60+

29% of 2020 workforce intend to retire by 2030

Proportion Female/Male - QLD


Location - QLD

Major cities

Public/Private QLD


Number of trainees - QLD

Number of new trainees - QLD

Number of trainees - AUS

Number of new trainees - AUS

Proportion Female/Male trainees - QLD


2022 QLD Training Program Selections (First Year)

Eligible Applications Received
Applicants Selected

The data on this page compares the number of applicants that were selected to commence their first year of training in Queensland in 2022 to the total number of eligible applications*

The data was sourced from the relevant medical specialist college, or from selection committees coordinated by a Queensland Health pathway/network, or an individual facility.


This data reflects a point in time figure for the selection of applicants commencing the first year of an accredited training program in the 2022 clinical year.

* eligible applications are determined by selection committees according to the eligibility criteria and required documentation prescribed by the relevant medical specialist college.

The data on this page compares the number of applicants that were selected to commence their first year of training in Queensland in 2022 to the total number of eligible applications.

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Length of Training

6 years full-time (3 years basic training, 3 years advanced training), 7 years full-time (Joint endocrinology and chemical pathology training). A maximum of 12 months of non-core training can also be undertaken in other disciplines such as genetics, nephrology, transplant/autoimmune pathology, nuclear medicine, obstetric medicine or general medicine.

Method of Allocation

College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:

  • College
  • Queensland Health pathway/network (centrally coordinated)
  • Queensland Health facility (accredited for training)

Training and assessment summary

The Queensland Endocrinology Advanced Training Program is a centralised state-wide recruitment process for advanced training positions in endrocrinology and is supported by a panel comprising of Endocrinology Unit Directors from accredited Queensland hospitals.

Training program overview

Endocrinology advanced training may be undertaken following completion of requirements for basic training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Training incorporates work-based learning and assessment, with successful trainees attaining the qualification of FRACP with accreditation to practice as an Endocrinologist in Australia or New Zealand.

Trainees may elect to undertake the endocrinology and chemical pathology joint RACP/Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) advanced program with successful trainees attaining the qualifications of FRACP and FRCPA with accreditation to practice in Australia or New Zealand.


Applicants must hold current medical registration, have completed RACP Basic Training (including Written and Clinical Examinations), and been appointed to an appropriate Advanced Training position.


Minimum 0.2 full-time equivalent commitment. Training program must be completed within 8 years or 10 years if completing joint or non-core training.

Interrupted training

Allowed. Interruptions of more than 12 continuous months may require the development of a Return to Training Plan in collaboration with a supervisor and approval from the relevant training committee.

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Regional Training Pathways