To be eligible for payment under the program, you must be:

  • a GP with general registration and Vocational Registration or Fellowship of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • currently practising in an urban locality. 

The MMM is the classification system used to define eligible areas. Urban localities are classified MMM category 1 and localities eligible for locum placements are in MMM categories 2-7.

This is a one off incentive. You are only able to access and obtain financial assistance to undertake emergency medicine training up to a total of $6,000.

Eligible Training 

Rural LAP, in consultation with relevant external agencies, assess the eligibility of training for inclusion in the programme. The list below provides examples of training courses. Other courses may be eligible and further information can be obtained from Rural LAP:

  • Emergency Crisis Resource Management
  • Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
  • Emergency Life Support (ELS) Course
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
  • Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST)
  • Intermediate and/or Advanced Life Support
  • Emergency Medicine Crisis Management
  • Intermediate and/or Advanced Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) workshops
  • HWQLD Rural Emergency Medicine Workshop
  • Soma Health Airway, CPR and Trauma Management Workshop

If the above courses do not meet your needs, you may submit a learning plan as part of your application to be assessed. Approved training must be undertaken within 12 months of registering for education assistance. If you do not complete your training within 12 months of registration you will be removed from the programme.