An IRTP post enables a specialist trainee to complete at least two thirds of their Fellowship training within a rural region (defined as Australian Standard Geographic Classification Remoteness Areas (ASGS RA) 2-5 locations), with metropolitan rotations where necessary to meet college education and accreditation standards. 

In 2018 to 2020, ACEM is facilitating 12 IRTP posts through agreements with hospital ‘host’ settings throughout Australia.

IRTP funding?

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

DoH held an Expression of Interest (EOI) process for Regional Training Hubs and associated hospitals interested in hosting an IRTP post beginning in 2018. Successful sites were announced in December 2017.

At present, there is no information about future funding rounds but should funding become available it will be advertised here, and widely circulated.

Want to advertise an IRTP post?

ACEM has various channels to advertise IRTP positions. For more information, visit the ACEM advertising page.

Further Information

​For more information about IRTP posts, email the ACEM STP team.

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