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Policy Update Notice - Flexible Funds Policy


21 March 2024

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has updated the Flexible Funds Policy. The updated policy will come into immediate effect, superseding the previous version as of Thursday, 21 March 2024.

What has changed?

Affected clauses / sections

Change

Rationale

Clause 4.3

Previous version of policy outlined that supervisors in MM4-7 locations could claim travel costs associated with attending face-to-face supervisor professional development.

Location requirements have been updated to ‘supervisors in MM3-7 locations’ in new version.

Update required to capture latest budget decision.

Schedule 1

Schedule 1 updated to reflect budget decision that:

  • Supervisors in an incentivised location that do not have a registrar are eligible to receive a stipend payment. A minimum of 3 hours of supervisor professional development per semester will be required. A stipend will be paid to the training site, up to a maximum of $500 per semester per training site (the equivalent to having one registrar).
  • In addition to supervisors located in an MM3-7 location and working in a training site with an eligible registrar, supervisors working in an incentivised location without an eligible registrar will also be able to apply for reimbursement of reasonable travel costs (flights, mileage or car rentals and accommodation to attend supervisor professional development events). An allowance of up to $2000 per supervisor per annum may be claimed.
Update required to capture latest budget decision.


When do these changes take place?
The changes will take place on 21 March 2024.

Where can I view the documents?
The new document can be accessed below:

All training program policies and associated documents can be accessed via the RACGP website.

What if I have questions?
If you have any enquiries relating to the updated policies, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au



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