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)

A blueprint for the implementation of dedicated and sustainable regional, rural and remote training pathways and networks.


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

STP Committee

The RANZCP STP Committee is responsible for assisting in the review of funding applications, and to monitor training positions supported by the STP.


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.