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The IRTP provides greater opportunities for graduates interested in rural careers to maintain connections to rural communities while they complete post graduate training.

An IRTP post enables a specialist trainee to complete at least two thirds of their speciality training within a rural region (defined as Modified Monash Model [MMM] 2-7 locations), with only limited metropolitan rotations where necessary to meet speciality training program requirements.
 
Under IRTP, specialist trainees:

  • must show a commitment to working in a rural area;
  • ​must complete at least two thirds of their speciality training within a rural region (defined as Modified Monash Model [MMM] 2-7 locations); and
  • may complete limited metropolitan rotations where necessary to meet college education and accreditation standards.

In 2022 and 2023, ACEM is facilitating 12 IRTP posts through agreements with hospital ‘host’ settings throughout Australia (refer to the map below for host setting locations). Please filter the map below to ‘Programs’ / ‘IRTP’

IRTP funding and New Post Applications

IRTP is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health (DoH) under the Specialist Training Program (STP).

STP seeks to extend vocational training for specialist registrars into regional, rural and remote and private facilities. The Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) initiatives sits under the existing STP program with a focus on rural training.

All STP programs operate under the STP Operational Framework, and further information on IRTP can be found here.

ACEM has current IRTP funding agreements in place with health settings for the 2022 and 2023 academic training years.

New Post applications

The DoH hosts the New Post applications for health settings - previously known as Expressions of Interest (EoI’s). Applications for the current round close on 13 May 2022. Subsequent rounds will be notified through ACEM communication channels.

To find out more about the eligibility requirements, timeframes or to submit an application, please visit the DoH website: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/specialist-training-program

Successful applications from this process will be added to College’s Reserve List and is not a guarantee of funding.

Are you a trainee looking for an IRTP placement?

If you are a trainee with a genuine interest in completing the majority of your training in rural Australia, you may be interested in IRTP positions.

Please refer to the map above for ACEM IRTP posts at funded health settings.

You may also refer to the following ACEM advertisements on our Jobs in EM  page, and in the weekly College Bulletin to see if there are any vacancies at these IRTP funded sites.

Note: IRTP funding is paid to the hospital to contribute to the training post salary, as they rotate around sites as outlined in the lead hospitals proposal.

Does your site want to advertise a vacant IRTP post?

ACEM advertises vacant IRTP positions on our Jobs in EM  page, and in the weekly College Bulletin, which reaches over 7,000 EM professionals. For more information, visit the ACEM advertising page.

Further Information

For more information about IRTP posts, email ACEM at [email protected]u

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