Rural Advanced Skills Payment incentive payment amounts

Different factors affect the amounts that doctors can receive under the Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) Rural Advanced Skills Stream. Factors include different payment streams, specialities, MM classification and number of rosters worked in eligible locations.

The amount that you will receive under the WIP Rural Advanced Skills Stream depends on:

  • your location
  • the number of rosters worked in eligible locations.

Location

Your work location determines your Modified Monash Model classification. Use the Health Workforce Locator to check the classification of any location in Australia.

Payment streams

Doctors must be providing comprehensive primary care in addition to delivering emergency care and/or advanced skill services to claim a WIP Rural Advanced Skills payment.

The payment consists of 2 streams:

  • Stream 1: Emergency Medicine – up to $10,500 per annum for doctors providing a minimum level of emergency care and emergency after hours services (in eligible locations).
  • Stream 2: Advanced Skills – up to $10,500 per annum for doctors who hold recognised qualifications in advanced skills (such as obstetrics, anaesthetics, surgery, mental health and/or First Nations Health) and provide a minimum level of service using these skills.

Payment structure

The following table shows the different payments available to doctors depending on their:

  • streams
  • specialties
  • MM classification
  • number of rosters that need to be completed to meet minimum service thresholds.

A doctor may be eligible for payment in one or both streams.

Primary Care (minimum service threshold)

MM3-7

Full-time doctors

  • 96 primary care rosters primary or
  • 0.4 FTE in primary care over 11 month period

Part-time doctors (working up to 0.6 FTE overall across multiple settings):

  • 48 primary care rosters or
  • 0.2 FTE in primary care over 11 month period

Stream One

Emergency Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine in hospital setting, multipurpose service or Medicare Urgent Care Clinic
  • After hours in primary care where no hospital is within 50 kms

 

Payment Level A

  • 11 emergency and/or emergency after hours rosters

Payment Level B

  • 22 emergency and/or emergency after hours rosters

Payment Level C

  • 48 emergency and/or emergency after hours rosters

MM3

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

MM4-5

$5,000

$7,500

$9,500

MM6-7

$9,000

$10,500

$10,500

Stream Two

Advanced Skills

  • Adult Internal medicine
  • Anaesthesia
  • First Nations Health (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health)
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Remote Medicine
  • Surgery

 

Payment Level A

  • 11 advanced skills rosters

 

Payment Level B

  • 22 advanced skills rosters

 

Payment Level C

  • 48 advanced skills rosters

MMM3

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

MMM4-5

$5,000

$7,500

$9,500

MMM6-7

$9,000

$10,500

$10,500

Workforce Incentive Program – Rural Advanced Skills Stream contact

Contact us for questions on eligibility and program rules. Contact the Rural Workforce Agency for questions around the preparation of applications and calculation of individual payments.
Health and Aged Care

Rural Workforce Agency
Contacts for each state can be found on the contacts page.

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