Applications for the 2020 intake of the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) have now opened.


RVTS offers an alternative pathway to FRACGP/FARGP and FACRRM training for doctors working in remote and rural locations to become GPs.


CEO Pat Giddings said the curriculum is delivered via distance education and registrars are supervised remotely.


“The program specifically targets doctors working where limited support is available, such as those in solo practice,” he said.


“Registrars stay in their community throughout their training and are linked into a nationwide network of medical educators, supervisors and fellow registrars.


“There are significant benefits to the doctors, who get to stay in the one place while they do their training, while the community also reaps the benefit from having a skilled doctor in areas where traditionally it might be hard to retain or attract doctors.”


Applications for the Round One applications intake close on 12 July 2019.


RVTS is fully funded by the Australian Government. 


Further information and complete eligibility criteria is available at,or contact (02) 6057 3400.

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Applications for Round One open

Round Open applications are now open until 12 July 2019.