Joint Colleges Training Services (JCTS)


Working together to train Australian GPs

Joint Colleges Training Services (JCTS)


Working together to train Australian GPs

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Last updated 4 March 2024

Joint Colleges Training Services (JCTS)

Joint Colleges Training Services Pty Ltd (JCTS) was created in 2022 as a joint venture of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

JCTS is a nationwide organisation which delivers cultural education for GPs and provides GP training support to the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service sector.

Their team of highly skilled cultural educators and mentors, weave clinical and cultural education together to create greater access, acceptance and participation in healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Vision

Strong communities and healthy futures through embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways in GP Training.”

The goal of JCTS is to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to deliver best practice GP training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, ensuring generations thrive, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors are nurtured and grown, and every GP is equipped to provide culturally safe health care.

About the artwork

This artwork has been produced by Indigenous artist Emma-Louise Mulganai Hollingsworth, and represents intertwining traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellness practices with Western medicine, showing that these two medicine systems can exist harmoniously through the correct education and support.


JCTS Board Governance

The JCTS Governing Board is comprised of seven directors, three from RACGP, three from ACCRM and an independent Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander chairperson.

  • Professor Peter O’Mara (Chair)
  • Georgina van de Water, Chief Executive Officer, RACGP
  • Dr Karen Nicholls, Chair of the RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Faculty
  • Kyra Moss, General Manager, ACCRM
  • Dr Louis Peachey, Rural Generalist and Founding Fellow and former ACCRM Board Member
  • Marita Cowie AM, Chief Executive Officer, ACCRM
  • Dr Ramya Raman, Specialist General Practitioner and Chair of RACGP Western Australia
  • Anthony Paulson, Deputy General Manager, JCTS
  • Dean Duncan, General Manager, JCTS
  • Amanda Semertzian, Company Secretary, RACGP

JCTS Contacts

Dean Duncan, JCTS General Manager

admin@jcts.org.au
08 9489 9558

Dean Duncan is a Kamilaroi man and an experienced leader with a strong business acumen and extensive experience in both private and public sectors. He’s worked throughout Australia including roles with Good Start Early Learning, Carlton Football Club, YLab Global and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. 

He’s a highly experienced senior executive and says his key strengths are in his ability to link strategic directions with sound inclusive operational outcomes, always seeking the opportunity to develop quality services within community. He brings national experience in stakeholder engagement and advocacy, balanced with an ability to engage at all levels from community to government ministers. Dean has a calm and thoughtful approach and a coaching and mentoring leadership style. We look forward to him using his team building skills to further develop and lead the JCTS team.

Dean has a strong community engagement philosophy, enjoys the outdoors and all sports, particularly Rugby, and is involved in community development and youth sport. In 2019, Dean was awarded the National NAIDOC Person of the Year. He’s currently involved with a range of community organisations including the Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commission Advisory Committee, Queensland Rugby Union and Rugby Australia, Reconciliation Victoria and the Sunbury Aboriginal Corporation.

Anthony Paulson, JCTS Deputy General Manager

admin@jcts.org.au
0423 946 613

Anthony is a proud Aboriginal man; his people are saltwater people from the Worimi and Mununjali nations. He previously held senior management roles in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) and has extensive experience working respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Throughout his career, he has undertaken senior roles with government and non-government organisations, working with rural and remote communities in NSW.

Anthony welcomes the opportunity to support the delivery of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Training strategic plan funding to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and support growth in GP registrar numbers training in Aboriginal health training facilities.


College contacts

RACGP Georgina van de Water
Chief Executive Officer
Georgina.VandeWater@racgp.org.au


 

ACRRM Mark Bradley
Human Resource Manager
m.bradley@acrrm.org.au

 

 

ACRRM Kyra Moss
General Manager, Education and Training Services
k.moss@acrrm.org.au


 

 

 

 

Careers with JCTS

If you are interested in a role with JCTS, our current vacancies are listed on RACGP Careers.

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Joint Colleges Training Services (JCTS)

JCTS contact
Anthony Paulson

0423 946 613
Anthony.paulson@racgp.org.au