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Eligibility to work in an STP or IRTP post

STP Posts

Those working in Specialist Training Program (STP) posts must be on the RANZCP pathway to Fellowship.

STP posts are rotational therefore a trainee is not expected be in a post for more than 2 rotations.

Trainees who are eligible to be in an STP post include:

  • trainees registered with a RANZCP Fellowship training program
  • Specialist International Medical Graduates on either the partially comparable pathway or the substantially comparable pathway to RANZCP Fellowship.

Please note: overseas trainees seeking or undertaking Specialist Specified Training (SST) are not eligible to be placed into an STP post.

IRTP Posts

Those working in Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) posts must be on the RANZCP pathway to Fellowship.

There are two types of IRTP posts to facilitate regional, rural and remote health services to participate in the IRTP program.

The following applies to both Stage 3 only and Pathway posts:

Trainees who are eligible to be in an IRTP post include:

  • trainees registered with a RANZCP Fellowship training program

Trainees are not eligible to be placed into an IRTP post:

  • Specialist International Medical Graduates on either the partially comparable pathway or the substantially comparable pathway to RANZCP Fellowship.
  • Overseas trainees seeking or undertaking Specialist Specified training

Stage 3 only posts

  • Trainees must have already completed a minimum of 60% of their specialist training in a regional, rural or remote area (RA2-5) to be eligible.

Pathway (Stage 1-3)

  • Trainees must show a commitment to completing the entirety of their specialist training in an RA 2-5 area, preferably within the region or health service the post is based in. Consideration should be given to whether the trainee has an interest in the advanced training options in the region.
  • The Health Service must have a high level of confidence the trainee will complete a target of 75% of their Fellowship training within an RA2-5 area.
  • Posts which repeatedly fail to satisfy the 66% minimum will be subject to review by the RANZCP and funding may be withdrawn.

Current STP training posts

A list of current STP and IRTP funded training posts are available in the RANZCP's STP post directory and IRTP post directory [member log-in required].

If you have any queries about eligibility to work in an STP or IRTP post, please contact the STP Team.

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