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NAPT

The New South Wales Association of Psychiatry Trainees (NAPT) is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to represent, support and advocate for psychiatry trainees in NSW.

Our committee comprises elected NSW psychiatry trainees and includes representatives from each training network and subspecialty advanced training program. We also have liaison members from the Branch Training Committee (BTC), Psychiatry State Training Council (PSTC) and Trainee Representative Committee (TRC).

In 2015 we hosted several events including the Inaugural Welcome Drinks, Academic Symposium, and Advanced Training and Subspecialty Information Night. We hope to bring psychiatry trainees together at a range of social, educational and information events each year.

Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO has honoured NAPT by agreeing to act as our patron.

NAPT is open to all accredited psychiatry trainees in NSW, and other applicants upon consideration by the committee. Membership is free and new members are always welcome. Please sign up on our membership page and join our Facebook group.

FORMAL EDUCATION COURSES

Enrolment in a Formal Education Course:

During the first three years (full-time equivalent) in the RANZCP Fellowship Program, it is a mandatory requirement that trainees are enrolled and satisfactorily complete a RANZCP accredited formal education course (FEC). You may wish to discuss the options for the formal education course with your Director of Training.

There are several options for the Formal Education Course. The NSW Branch of the RANZCP recommends the FECs run through Sydney University, HETI, HNE, and the University of Melbourne, but there are a few other options available to NSW trainees as listed below.


NSW-based Course Providers

  1. Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney:

    1. Continuing Medical Education (CME) [non-award] - estimated cost $30,500 for the full course from 2019;

    2. Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) - estimated cost $30,500 for the full course from 2019:

      • If you exit the Masters programme prior to completion you can receive a:

        • Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Psychiatry) after completion of 24 units;

        • Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Psychiatry) after completion of 36 units.

    3. Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Psychiatry) - estimated cost $38,200 for the full course from 2019:

      • 48 credit points of the Master program and an additional 12 credit points of Master of Medicine research units of study. Entry requires departmental permission.

  2. HETI Higher Education (Health Education and Training Institute):

    1. Non-award Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry (PCP) - estimated cost $17,820 for the full course from 2019;

    2. Master of Psychiatric Medicine - estimated cost $29,500 for the full course from 2019:

      • If you exit the Masters programme prior to completion you can receive a:

        • Graduate Certificate of Psychiatric Medicine after one year of completion;

        • Graduate Diploma of Psychiatric Medicine after two years of completion.

  3. Hunter New England Training (HNET) in Psychiatry:

    1. Non-award FEC running through Stage 1 & 2 - estimated cost $14,400 for the full course from 2019.


Victorian-based Course Providers

  1. University of Melbourne:

    1. Master of Psychiatry - estimated cost $30,000 for the full course from 2019.

  2. Monash University:

    1. Master of Psychiatry (Master of Mental Health Science) - estimated cost $34,500 for the full course from 2019.

      • If you exit the Masters programme prior to completion you can receive a:

        • Graduate Certificate of Psychiatry after completion of 24 units;

        • Graduate Diploma of Psychiatry after completion of 48 units.

      • It is currently unclear if this programme is RANZCP accredited as a Formal Education Course.


South Australian-based Course Providers

  1. South Australian Psychiatry Branch Training Committee (SABTC):

    1. A non-award five year formal education course which can be exited after year 3 to satisfy the requirements of the Stage 1 & 2 formal education course - estimated cost $5,000 for the full course from 2019.


Formal Education Courses in Other States and Territories

  1. Queensland:

    • Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry (PGT) provide the FEC in Queensland through their portal, but this is only available to Queensland-based trainees.

  2. Australian Capital Territory:

    • There is no FEC in the ACT and Trainees generally select either a Masters course or another Service’s videolink course.

  3. Tasmania:

    1. *in progress*

  4. Northern Territory:

    • The NT does not have its own FEC and Trainees generally select either a Masters course or another Service’s videolink course.

  5. Western Australia:

    1. *in progress*


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