Support projects

The RANZCP has received Australian Government funding under the Specialist Training Program (STP) to deliver the following support projects during 2021:

Supporting Regional, Rural and Remote Training (Scoping Project)

  • The Scoping Project has created a Roadmap for a dedicated and robust Rural Psychiatry Training Pathway. The Roadmap is purpose designed to deliver the RANZCP Fellowship Program in rural locations, with an emphasis on generalist psychiatry, and is intended to maximise training opportunities and increase the availability of rural psychiatrists.  More about the Scoping Project

Mentoring Program Grants

  • Provision of grants to support reasonable costs associated with the 2021 RANZCP Mentoring Program for trainees working in a post funded by the STP (which includes IRTP, and Tasmanian Project posts) and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander trainees. For more information, read the 2021 Mentoring Program Grants Guidelines

Scholarly Project e-learning

  • Development of online learning modules and resources to better support trainees with key scholarly and research project training requirements.

Rural Trainee Wellbeing Workshop

  • Delivering a workshop to support member wellbeing and enable networking opportunities amongst rural trainees.

Exam Preparation Grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees

  • Provision of grants to access an OSCE, MCQ, MEQ or CEQ exam preparation program.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Project

  • Initiatives to support the recruitment and retention of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychiatry workforce. Deliverables of this important project include: 
    • Facilitating a Trainee Forum for trainees who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, to gain input on how to better attract and support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce in psychiatry. 
    • Delivering a short course (via webinar or workshop) on exploring the various aspects of psychiatry, aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and junior doctors. 
    • Continuing the RANZCP’s collaborative partnership with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) with a significant presence at the annual AIDA conference. 

AIDA Cultural Safety Training Workshop

  • Facilitating AIDA’s cultural safety training for RANZCP Fellows and trainees to integrate cultural safety in mental healthcare delivery for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. The training will be held prior to the RANZCP Congress 2021 in Hobart.

Orientation Sessions for Trainees

  • The STP Orientation Booklet [PDF; 2 MB] has been developed for trainees in STP funded Posts. The booklet contains information on rotations, placement opportunities, rural loading, and current supports available.
  • Providing support to trainees entering an STP funded post (which includes, IRTP and Tasmanian Project posts) by conducting an orientation webinar on the 7 September 2021. The orientation session hopes to increase the understanding and awareness of STP and the numerous support projects available.

​Educational Grants

  • Provision of grants for trainees in STP funded posts (which includes, IRTP and Tasmanian Project posts) located in regional, rural and remote areas to access educational programs related to their RANZCP training. For more information about these grants, please see the 2021 Educational Grants Guidelines [PDF; 172 KB].


STP Team

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