Specialist Training Program (STP) in Psychiatry
The Specialist Training Program (STP) is an Australian Government initiative.
It provides funding to health organisations to support specialist medical training in settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals, including regional, rural and remote and private facilities.
►More about the STP (Department of Health website)
Six-month training rotations at a priority setting.
Completion of at least two thirds of the Fellowship training program in a rural setting.
Initiative to train more psychiatrists in Tasmania.
Initiatives to support the success and sustainability of STP.
Six-month training rotations at settings specialising in military and veteran mental health.
The Scoping Project has created a Roadmap for a dedicated and robust Rural Psychiatry Training Pathway. The Roadmap is purpose designed to deliver the RANZCP Fellowship Program in rural locations, with an emphasis on generalist psychiatry, and is intended to maximise training opportunities and increase the availability of rural psychiatrists.
View the training post directories below [member sign-in required] to access lists of STP-funded positions, or check out our Training Post Map for a snapshot of the geographical distribution of STP and IRTP posts across Australia.
►Training posts map - enlarged version [JPG; 1 MB] (last updated December 2020)
STP training posts
IRTP training posts
Tasmanian Project training posts
RANZCP STP Team
309 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 (0)3 9601 4929
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has received Australian Government funding under the Specialist Training Program.