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Eligibility Criteria

RVTS has two streams of trainees:

  • The Remote Stream for doctors working in rural & remote Australia
  • The AMS Stream, providing training for doctors working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Eligibility criteria for each stream is as follows:

Location - Remote Stream

  • The location must be in Modified Monash Model MMM 4, 5, 6, or 7 (see the Health Workforce Locator) AND
  • The position must be providing continuing comprehensive whole-patient medical care to individuals, families and their communities.

Location - AMS Stream

  • The location must be an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service AND must be in Modified Monash Model MMM 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 (see the Health Workforce Locator); AND
  • The position must be providing continuing comprehensive whole-patient medical care to individuals, families and their communities.

Medical registration - both streams

  • The doctor must be at Level 3 or 4 supervision. Levels 1 and 2 are not eligible
  • Doctors must have General, Provisional or Limited Registration for Area of Need with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

For doctors with limited registration:

  • The doctor must have been granted limited registration on or after 30 January 2018; AND
  • The doctor must have successfully completed Australia Medical Council part 1 exam on the AMC Standard Pathway

For both streams:

  • The doctor must be working in an eligible location at the time of applying, and remain in that location throughout their training
  • Applications are accepted from Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents
  • Preference for both streams will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors 

Please note:  RVTS does NOT provide a list of eligible locations.  It is up to an applicant to determine suitability of their location.  RVTS will determine the eligibility once an application is received.

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For further information on Program Eligibility contact the RVTS office on 02 6057 3400.

If eligible click here to access Applicant Guide