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Specialist Training Program (STP) in Psychiatry

STP-matrix-rectangle.jpgThe Specialist Training Program (STP) is an Australian Government initiative that provides funding to health organisations to support specialist medical training experiences in settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals.

The RANZCP participates in this program as part of its commitment to expanding training opportunities for specialist trainees. 

Note: Australian Government funded Specialist Training Program (STP) posts are only open to current RANZCP trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates on the pathway to RANZCP Fellowship.

Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot
An overview of the pilot program.

About the STP in psychiatry
An overview of the STP: its aims and how it operates.

Funding for STP posts
Details of funding salary contributions and addititional funding.

Details of who is eligible to work in an STP post.

Reporting requirements (STP and IRTP)
Forms and reporting schedule for organisations with STP funded posts.

STP Medicare and insurance information
Medicare and indemnity insurance requirements for STP trainees and administrators.

Answers to questions about administering STP funded posts.

Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP)
A detailed overview of the IRTP initiative including reporting requirements.

Cost calculator for trainee psychiatry positions
An Excel-based tool for exploring the feasibility of establishing or sustaining a trainee post.

News and resources
News, journal articles and videos about the STP program.

STP Post Review
An overview of the STP review of all posts.


Training posts map [PDF; 1.5MB]     

(last updated April 2019)

STP training post directory
Listings of currently funded training posts [member log-in required]:

IRTP training post directory
Listings of currently funded training posts [member log-in required]:

Contact details

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.