Check practice eligibility
There are specific eligibility requirements for this program.
Read the guidelines
Before applying, practice owners must read the Practice Stream section of the WIP guidelines. The guidelines contain all of the details practice owners will need to prepare and submit their applications.
Gather supporting documentation
Under the Practice Stream, practices must provide an accreditation or registered for accreditation certificate from an approved accrediting agency. Please see the WIP guidelines for more information on which practices must provide this certificate.
If applying through HPOS, practices must also submit a Practice Incentives practice ownership details and declaration form (IP008).
Check the application form for any further requirements.
Apply to Services Australia
The practice owner can apply to join the Practice Stream at any time. Practices can submit their application to Services Australia either:
- online, via Health Professional Online Services (HPOS)
- via the post, using the Practice Incentives application form (IP001).
See Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) – Practice Stream (Services Australia) for details on how to apply.
Keep a copy of your application for audit purposes for at least 6 years.