The Australian Government’s Specialist Training Program (STP) is a funding initiative to increase training posts for specialists outside traditional public teaching hospitals, including in rural, remote and private facilities.
ACSEP currently has funding to administer 4 STP Sport and Exercise Medicine posts in settings including private, rural and Aboriginal health settings.
Aims and Objectives:
The aims and objectives of the STP are detailed in the STP Operational Framework as follows:
The following organisations are eligible to apply to join the reserve list for an STP registrar position (0.5FTE minimum):
For more information regarding eligibility, please refer to the Department of Health’s STP Operational Framework.
Reserve List Process
The Department of Health runs an annual Reserve List Process in march to allow eligible clinics to express interest in STP or IRTP funding. If sites are found suitable, they can then be placed on the College’s reserve list. Funding may be transferred to posts on the reserve list if vacancies become available.
STP positions are eligible to receive the following (per annum/per 1.0FTE):
For more information, please see STP – Guidelines for Clinics.
The Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) initiative is an extension of the existing STP, specifically for rural sites. This involved the creation of 100 new training posts, across participating Colleges. ACSEP currently administers three IRTP training positions.
In addition to the STP aims and objectives, IRTP registrars must:
IRTP positions are eligible to receive the following (per annum/per 1.0FTE):
For more information, please see IRTP – Guidelines for Clinics.
For more information about the ACSEP’s administration of STP/IRTP or to register your interest in applying for funding, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org