STP programs

Of the 900 STP training posts in Australia, we administer 345 STP physician posts in private, rural and remote, community, aged care and Aboriginal health settings.

The STP supports:

  1. 900 training posts through specialist medical colleges
  2. supervisor and trainee employment in the Tasmanian public health system through the Tasmanian Project
  3. 100 training posts through the new Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) measure

The Tasmanian Project

The Tasmanian Project is a Commonwealth initiative with the aim of supporting specialist fellowship training undertaken and completed in Tasmania and the retention of specialist doctors in the Tasmanian public health system.

The College administers 14 Tasmanian Project physician posts.

Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP-STP) initiative

An extension of STP, IRTP provides 100 training positions for all medical colleges. We administer 19 IRTP positions. Training sites are required to meet the STP aims and objectives and the IRTP criteria:

  1. trainee must spend 66 per cent of total training time in an RA 2-5 setting
  2. training post must be accredited
  3. trainee must show a commitment to working in a rural area
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