Top 5 FAQs

If I am a FIFO/DIDO registrar, how will I be assessed for eligibility for the rural support payment?

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If I am a FIFO/DIDO registrar, how will I be assessed for eligibility for the rural support payment?

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The Rural Support Payment Policy is designed to support those registrars living in the rural and/or remote area and with an eligible training term. If you are a FIFO/DIDO registrar, you will be assessed on the amount of time and you are in the country town and payment will be based on your primary place of residence.

How is a rural area declared “hard to fill”?

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How is a rural area declared “hard to fill”?

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Assessment of hard-to-fill areas is based on historical placement data, reviewed every year with the policy cycle of review.

Am I eligible for the AGPT program?

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Am I eligible for the AGPT program?

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In order to be eligible to apply for the AGPT program you must have: 

  1. General registration or be eligible to be granted it by the time you are due to commence the training program.
  2. Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency or be granted your permanent residency by close of applications.

How do I apply to the AGPT program?

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How do I apply to the AGPT program?

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Applications are made through the college of your choice via their website. Please refer to the ACRRM and RACGP websites to apply

What happens if my category 1 leave extends beyond my current placement?

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What happens if my category 1 leave extends beyond my current placement?

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If you do not have a confirmed placement, you will need to reapply for a new placement through the usual process. This may or may not be in the practice you were with prior to your leave.