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About RVTS

The Remote Vocational Training Scheme is a vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout rural and remote Australia.  The purpose of the program is to train doctors in remote communities for remote communities.  The training provided meets the requirements for Fellowship of both ACRRM and RACGP.

The four year program delivers structured distance education and supervision to doctors while they continue to provide general medical services to a remote and/or isolated community. 

Cherbourg Hospital


The goals of the program are:

  • To facilitate access to vocational training by all doctors across Australia
  • To contribute to the recruitment and retention of rural and remote doctors
  • To improve the quality of services available to remote communities by enabling access to vocational training and ensuring continuity of medical services