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Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot Project

About the Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot

The RANZCP has developed a number of initiatives through the Military and Veterans’ Mental Health Network to advance and respond to the quality of mental health services in support of military and veteran personnel.

The Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot (the Pilot) seeks to provide vocational training for specialist psychiatric trainees in military and veteran mental health in a range of healthcare settings. 

The Pilot aims to improve the quality of the future psychiatric workforce by providing trainees with exposure to military and veteran psychiatry. 

The Pilot also aims to have a positive influence on future workforce distribution of psychiatrists with skills in military and veteran mental health. 

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) will deliver the Pilot funded through the Department of Health Specialist Training Program (STP) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). The Pilot will deliver training in five training placements in Australia to commence from February 2020. The Pilot will operate for an initial period of 12 months.

Pilot posts are:

Health Service

State

St John of God Healthcare

NSW

Sydney Local Health District

NSW

Greenslopes Private Hospital

QLD

Healthecare Townsville

QLD

Hollywood Private Hospital

WA

Trainee Eligibility

Australian Government funded DVA posts are only open to current RANZCP trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGE’s) on the pathway to RANZCP Fellowship.

Funding for Pilot posts

Funding through the Pilot program will be available for the 2020 Training year only (1 Year).

Salary Support

The Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot (MVP) provides organisations with funding of a salary contribution of $105,000 (ex. GST) per FTE post per year.

Rural Loading

MVP Posts in regional and remote areas of Australia may be eligible for an annual loading of up to $25,000 (ex. GST) per annum pro rata

This loading is provided by the Commonwealth and managed by the RANZCP, and assists with additional costs associated with having an MVP training position in regional and remote settings.

Applicants who are successful in their application for MVP funding will have their eligibility for the Rural Loading allowance determined at the time of application.

► Rural Loading Guidelines are available to assist post providers on eligibility, use of funding and payment.

Private Infrastructure and Clinical Supervision Allowance (PICS)

Under the Private Infrastructure and Clinical Supervision Allowance (PICS) scheme, private-sector organisations with currently funded MVP training posts may be eligible for funds to cover infrastructure and clinical supervision.

For each private-sector FTE training post the maximum amount available $30,000 (ex. GST) per annum pro rata for clinical supervision and/or infrastructure costs.

Applicants who are successful in their application for MVP funding will have their eligibility for the PICS allowance determined at the time of application.

► PICS Guidelines are available to assist post providers on eligibility, use of funding and payment.

Reporting Requirements

MVP Progress Reports are due at the end of each rotation, and can be completed using our online portal.

The online form will be available 6 weeks prior to the closing of the funding rotation.  Eligible applicants will be notified by email as soon as the progress reports are available for completion.

Where can I find out more information?

For more information contact the MVP team at mvp@ranzcp.org.

Resources


Contact details

RANZCP STP Team
309 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 (0)3 9601 4929
Email: mvp@ranzcp.org