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Under the targeted recruitment strategy RVTS aims to recruit doctors to locations of high workforce need across Australia.

Targeted Recruitment Locations are shown below.  Of the advertised locations, the first two locations to recruit a candidate who are successful through the RVTS selection process will be awarded training positions.

Benefits of Training with RVTS

  • Registrars stay in their community for the duration of their training 
  • Combination of remote and face-to-face training 
  • Personalised supervision and comprehensive support 
  • RVTS high fellowship achievement rate 
  • Fully funded by the Australian Government and no application fee 
  • Registrars are eligible for the A1 Medicare schedule
  • Potential for salary support

Dr Sam Jones, RVTS trained on Badu Island

Targeted Recruitment Locations for the July 2022 mid-year intake

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2022 Targeted Recruitment Locations
NT Tennant Creek *  1
NT Mutitjulu *
QLD Innisfail* 3
NSW Forbes* 4
NSW Glen Innes* 5
NSW Lake Cargelligo 6
WA South Hedland * 7
WA Halls Creek / Kununurra*   
SA Streaky Bay 9
SA Mid Eyre Peninsula - Cleve, Cowell, Kimba 10

* Denotes Aboriginal Medical Service
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RVTS Training as a Recruitment Package

Dr Mubashar Sherazi, based at Mallacoota Victoria

Following on from the successes of the RVTS Targeted Recruitment Strategy through 2018-2022, the Australian Government, Department of Health has continued funding of the program.  

RVTS has partnered with rural and remote communities of high medical workforce need to use RVTS training as part of a recruitment package.

This targeted recruitment has brought a stable workforce and enhanced continuity of care to these remote communities as well as providing career progression for the recruited doctors to GP Fellowship.

RVTS has supported the recruitment of 18 doctors to 19 remote communities across Australia, including 5 remote Aboriginal Medical Services, with high workforce need.

Under the Extended Targeted Recruitment Pilot RVTS aims to recruit doctors to 15 locations across Australia.

Targeted Recruitment Applicant Guide to be published soon- read before you apply



The first five locations to recruit a candidate who are successful through the RVTS selection process will be awarded training positions.

Where there are more candidates than training places per selection round, candidates will be ranked in accordance with RVTS selection criteria.

Successful applicants are eligible to commence RVTS training and will remain at the location for the three to four years of their training. 

Additional Salary Support funding from the Department of Health may also be available to support the recruitment and retention of doctors to Targeted Recruitment locations.

These funding arrangements are still being determined and will be published once available.


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Application Process - Four Easy Steps

1. Express Interest in a Location

2. Application to Practice Location

3. Practice Nominates Candidate

4. RVTS selection process


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