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Specialist trainees complete training in urban or regional, rural and remote settings; in private hospitals; and in non-emergency department special skills and critical care terms.

In 2018, ACEM is facilitating 77 STPS posts through agreements with hospital sites throughout Australia.

There are 55 posts continuing in 2019 to 2020.

STP funding

Funding for the STPS posts is provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Specialist Training Program. The funding contributes to salary support for trainees and provides supplements for additional costs of trainees working in rural areas (Rural Loading) or in private hospitals (Private Infrastructure and Clinical Supervision).

Want to advertise an STP post?

ACEM advertises vacant STPS 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.

Wanting an STPS placement?

If you are looking to take up an STPS placement, please check the Jobs link above.

Further Information

The Department of Health is conducting a targeted Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Specialist Training Program. The EOI will be open from 9am (AEDT) Wednesday 17 October 2018, for a 5-week period and will close at 5pm (AEDT) Tuesday 20 November 2018.

This EOI will be used to expand the College reserve list available under the program. ACEM would like to encourage settings in rural, regional and remote areas and the private sector to apply, please see the DoH website for further information.

The reserve posts will be considered should further funds become available.

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