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Specialist Training Program

The Specialist Training Program (STP) applies to Australian health settings only.  STP is a Department of Health (Australia) initiative designed to extend vocational training for specialist registrars working outside traditional metropolitan teaching hospitals; with an emphasis on training in regional, rural and remote areas and private facilities.

The program aims to:

  • enhance the capacity of the health care sector to provide trainee specialists with opportunities for high quality educational experiences;
  • support training posts that build the system’s capacity by extending specialist training into new “expanded” healthcare settings; and
  • contribute to improving medical workforce distribution.

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RACMA Contact

If you would like to speak with a RACMA staff member about the STP program, please email or phone 03 9088 7962.

If you would like to be kept informed of the next Expression of Interest for STP/IRTP funding, please register your interest via this FORM.

General Enquiries

More information about the Specialist Training Program is available on the Department of Health’s website.


Acknowledgement: RACMA has received Australian Government funding under the Specialist Training Program.