Important changes to rural classifications
The Modified Monash Model (MMM) classifies metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas in WA.
In 2018, the Modified Monash Model (MMM) was introduced as a new geographical classification system, developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities.
Along with the introduction of the MMM, several areas previously considered inner regional were reclassified as major cities (MMM1). The WAGPET training facilities impacted by this were:
|Peel Youth Medical Centre||Mandurah Medical Centre|
|Falcon Grove Medical Centre||Nidjalla Waangan Mia|
|Peel Connolly Medical Centre||Dawesville Medical Centre|
|Modern Medical Clinics||Ravenswood Family Practice|
|Peel Maternity and Family Practice||The Bridge Family Practice and Skin Clinic|
|Peelwood Family Medical Practice||Murray Medical Centre|
|Metceni Health||Rainbow Health Medical Centre|
|Murray Medical Centre Skin Cancer Clinic||Mandurah Obstetrics and Women's Health Services|
|Aveley Medical Centre|
The Modified Monash Model (MMM) was updated on Monday, 1 July 2019 with four further WAGPET training facilities reclassed as major cities (MMM1). These are:
|Beachside Medical Centre|
|Alkimos Medical Centre|
|Forrest Medical Group|
Frequently answered questions
Q: What is the Modified Monash Model
A: The MMM classification system replaced the ASGC-RA model. The MMM classification better categorises metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas according to geographical remoteness and town size. This system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health works to more remote and smaller communities.
Q: What does this mean for me?
A: If you are on the rural pathway, you will not be able to undergo your training in one of the above practices.