Specialist Training Program

The Specialist Training Program (STP) is a funding initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health.

male paediatrician and indigenous baby in hospitalAbout STP

There are around 900 STP-funded training positions across Australia, managed by 13 medical colleges. The RACP currently manages around 380 positions. Find out more about the program and its benefits.


aboriginal man and white male physician on a tarmacFind out how to apply for funding and how we calculate and distribute funds.

Training Setting obligations

female physician smiling Learn about contractual arrangements and requirements.

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aerial view of Australian outback townView all STP positions, including the Tasmania Project and Integrated Rural Pipeline Initiative.

Admin training resources

computer and stethoscope on a tableWatch videos about program administration, including how to submit and validate progress reports.

Funding support

We submit projects for grant opportunities on your behalf to the Department of Health and Aged Care which compliment the Specialist Training Program.


Apply for Flexible Approach to Training in Expanded Settings (FATES) project funding.

Support projects

Apply for STP support projects.

Acknowledgement: The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has received Australian Government funding under the Specialist Training Program.

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