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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 in the table and map below.  Of the advertised locations, the first 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
  • Train with an experienced, quality training provider - RVTS has over 20 years experience in remote supervision

Dr Sam Jones, RVTS trained on Badu Island

Targeted Recruitment Locations for the July 2023 intake

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Targeted Recruitment Locations
WA Ravensthorpe
WA South Hedland * 3
WA Halls Creek / Kununurra*    4
NT Tennant Creek *  5
NT Mutitjulu * 6
NT Katherine * 7
QLD Bamaga * 8
QLD Clermont 9
QLD Gayndah * 10
QLD Innisfail * 11
QLD Tara 13
NSW Bourke 14
NSW Forbes * 15
NSW Glen Innes and Inverell * 16
NSW Lake Cargelligo 17
NSW Kempsey * 18
NSW 4 Ts - Trangie, Tottenham, Tullamore & Trundle 19
VIC Heywood 20
VIC Mallacoota 21
SA Cummins 22
SA Streaky Bay 23
SA Mid Eyre Peninsula - Cleve, Cowell, Kimba 24

* 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 20 doctors to 24 remote communities across Australia, including 10 remote Aboriginal Medical Services, with high workforce need.

Under the Extended Targeted Recruitment Pilot RVTS is assisting the recruitment of doctors to 24 rural and remote communities across Australia for training to commence in July 2023 in a mid-year intake. Applications are now open from 6 March to 16 April 2023.

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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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