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)

Specialist Training Placements and Support (STP posts)

Six-month training rotations at a priority setting.

Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP posts)

Completion of at least two thirds of the Fellowship training program in a rural setting.

Tasmanian Project

Initiative to train more psychiatrists in Tasmania.


Support Projects

Initiatives to support the success and sustainability of STP.

Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot

Six-month training rotations at settings specialising in military and veteran mental health.

Supporting Regional, Rural and Remote Training (Scoping Project)

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.


Training posts

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


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Melbourne VIC 3000
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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has received Australian Government funding under the Specialist Training Program.