Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot Project

The Military and Veteran Psychiatry Training Pilot (MVP Pilot) provides vocational training for psychiatry trainees in a range of military and veteran mental health settings.

The RANZCP is delivering the MVP Pilot funded through the Department of Health Specialist Training Program (STP) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).

The MVP Pilot is delivering training in five training placements in Australia.

"As an advanced trainee, this is by far the best rotation I have done.
Anybody interested should apply, for both yourself and the veterans.
"
Dr Tom Turvey, Advanced Trainee in psychiatry


MVP Pilot post locations
Funding for MVP Pilot posts
Reporting requirements
Eligibility to work in an MVP Pilot post

MVP pilot post locations

Funding for MVP Pilot posts

Funding through the MVP Pilot program is available for the 2020 training year only.

Salary support

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

Rural Loading

MVP Pilot 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 Pilot training position in regional and remote settings.

Applicants who are successful in their application for MVP Pilot 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 Pilot 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 Pilot 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 Pilot Progress Report

Rotation 1 MVP Pilot Progress Reports close on 20 August with Rotation 2 MVP Pilot Reports closing on 20 February of each respective training year. 

Reports are available through our online portal with access provided to a nominated user for each health service.

Communications regarding reporting will be undertaken directly with the nominated user.

Please note that:

  • a report is to be submitted even if a post has been or will be vacant.
  • information regarding the locations a trainee has delivered services or undertaken training must be included
  • reports and invoices must be completed prior to the closing date of each rotation i.e. 20 August / 20 February, respectively
  • payment terms are 30 days (subject to full completion of reporting requirements). Incomplete information will delay payment.
  • until we have received all outstanding reports and invoices you will be unable to claim for the next funding instalment.

Overdue Progress Reports

If you are unsure of your current reporting status please contact the MVP Team at mvp@ranzcp.org or on 03 9601 4929.

Final Report

The Final Report will cover the entire project period.

Eligibility to work in an MVP Pilot post

Australian Government funded MVP Pilot posts are only open to current RANZCP trainees and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) on the pathway to RANZCP Fellowship.

Resources

Contact

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