Rural Director of Training initiative: expressions of interest

The RANZCP welcomes expressions of interest for a new Rural Director of Training (Rural DoT) position.

The expressions of interest must be submitted online prior to the deadline of 5 pm AEST on 6 July 2022Application guidelines are available to assist applicants in completing the form.

Successful positions will be contracted from August 2022 to August 2024.

Items to note:

  • There are three positions available within Australia.
  • The Rural DoT positions will be dedicated to a specified geographical area (this can be across states/territories but does not need to be a whole state/territory).

This initiative is funded by the Department of Health Flexible Approach to Training in Expanded Settings (FATES) program. The funding supports a co-funded roll-out of Rural DoT positions for local health jurisdictions to create a network of Rural DoTs in Australia. Further information about the priorities and expected outcomes are available in the initiative guidelines.

For further information or assistance, please contact the RANZCP STP Team via email or call 03 9601 4929.

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