About the program
The GPPTSP provides grants of $40,000 to GP fellows who work in rural or remote areas to obtain either:
- the Advanced Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
- a statement of satisfactory completion of Advanced Rural Skills Training in Anaesthesia.
Each year, the program funds up to:
- 10 places for the obstetrics component
- 10 places for the anaesthetics component.
Why it is important
The program is helping to overcome workforce shortages and increase the availability of maternity services in rural and remote areas.
Who we work with
We provide funding to:
- the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to manage the anaesthetics component
- RANZCOG to manage the obstetrics component.
To be eligible, you must:
- work in areas classified as MM 3 to 7 under the Modified Monash Model (MMM)
- have a fellowship with either the ACRRM or Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- secure your own training post.
The ACRRM and RANZCOG assess applications based on the remoteness and level of need of the region where the applicant works.
To apply and for more information, including the guidelines, see: