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Funding Amounts

STP funding for private positions located in rural areas is currently set at $160,000, consisting of:

All amounts are per FTE per annum, and exclude GST.

Private Infrastructure and Clinical Supervision (PICS)

The aim of the PICS Allowance is to support delivery of the Specialist Training Program (STP) in private sector settings.

Private training settings are able to use the allowance flexibly for either:

Rural Support Loading (RSL) allowance

The RSL allowance is provided to support the candidate and assist in meeting those additional costs which may be incurred in rural areas. Eligible expenses include relocation costs, accommodation costs, travel costs to attend courses / meetings / conferences, and other training resources.

The funded health setting is required to reimburse or directly pay for eligible trainee expenses, and claim these expenses back from RACMA via the RSL Claim Form.

RSL funding should be used as additional support on top of any other professional development packages for which the candidate may be eligible. 

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