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Remote Supervision Program

Make a difference in rural and remote communities that need general practice support


Remote Supervision Program

Make a difference in rural and remote communities that need general practice support


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Last updated 22 March 2024

About the Remote Supervision Program

Remote supervision provides high-quality training for registrars working in locations with limited or no onsite supervision. During remote supervision, registrars are supported by an offsite supervisor who uses phone and video conferencing to teach, advise and provide real-time assistance when needed.  

The program addresses chronic workforce shortages that affect rural and remote communities and provides increased access to primary healthcare services. 

Remote supervision placement opportunities 

Remote supervision placements available for GPT 2+ registrars in 2024.2

Northern Territory

Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation  
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
Jabiru Community Health Centre 


Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) 

Western Australia

Ng lands 
Ngaanyatjarra Health Service 

South Australia

Cummins/ Coffin Bay
Lower Eyre Family Practice 

New South Wales

FDS Gilgandra Medical Centre 
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service 
Ochre Medical Centre Bourke

To express your interest and learn more about the program please email remotesupervision@racgp.org.au.

Submit an EOI

Experience diverse primary health contexts across Australia during a safe and supported training term. Remote supervision placements are available to registrars that have:  

  • Completed GPT 2+ with the appropriate skill level, competence, and experience to work in the chosen location  
  • Demonstrated a willingness to work remotely in a team environment  
  • An awareness of personal limitations, ability to utilise feedback and good communication skils 
  • The ability and willingness to use IT to enable remote support. 

Email remotesupervision@racgp.org.au to express your interest  

Download registrar requirements    


To work as a remote supervisor, you need to be accredited by the RACGP and are required to have:  

  • Experience and competence as a supervisor   
  • The availability and ability to travel to the remote location 
  • Previous working experience in the remote location or similar  
  • Ability to use practice software and manage IT connectivity  
  • Creativity and commitment to provide high level remote support. 

Remote supervisors can choose to be involved as a primary or secondary supervisor, or become part of the RACGP pool to cover leave when a primary supervisor is unavailable.  

Download supervisor requirements 

Submit an EOI 

To become a remote supervision training site, there must be community need for general practice support in your location. In addition to meeting the regular training site requirements, a remote supervision site is required to have:    

  • No (or limited) onsite accredited supervisor  
  • Willingness to engage a GP registrar and to provide cultural support 
  • Adequate consulting space and equipment 
  • Suitable and safe housing 
  • Reliable IT connectivity 
  • A willingness to establish an onsite supervision team. 

Download training site requirements 

Email remotesupervision@racgp.org.au to express your interest 

Meet remotely supervised registrar, Dr Peter Hopcroft

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Meet remotely supervised registrar, Dr Peter Hopcroft

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Remote supervision snapshot

Understand remote supervision and its objectives in a snap! Download this snapshot to access an overview of what to expect in the lead up to and during a remote supervision training term.

An online module for remote supervisors is now available in gplearning

The module ‘Introduction to Remote Supervision in General Practice Training’ covers the additional challenges that need to be addressed while supervising offsite, such as differing logistics, the role of the onsite team and risks, and the kinds of support required to ensure that the supervision and teaching can be delivered successfully. 

Key contacts

Lead Medical Educators – Remote Supervision  
Associate Professor, Jill Benson: remotesupervision@racgp.org.au 
Dr Tim Linton: remotesupervision@racgp.org.au 
Remote Supervision Program Lead
Hannah Quigley: remotesupervision@racgp.org.au

Training support

General Practitioner Training Support Line:
1800 472 247

GP training contacts
AGPT training departments contact list