Rural Advanced Skills Stream payments

The Rural Advanced Skills Stream rewards investment in specialist qualifications. It encourages more doctors to work in a variety of settings using these skills in regional, rural and remote areas.

Stream 1: Emergency Medicine

For doctors providing a minimum level of emergency care or emergency after hours services (in eligible locations).

Stream 2: Advanced Skills

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.

Eligible doctors can claim either or both payment streams where they meet eligibility in each stream. Payments are valued at up to $10,500 annually for each stream or combined a total of $21,000.

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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