AGPT registrar training handbook

Training program requirements

Additional rural skills training

        1. Additional rural skills training

Last revised: 16 Feb 2024

Additional rural skills training

If you’re working towards the Rural Generalist Fellowship, you’ll do 52 weeks of additional rural skills training (ARST) in an accredited training post. We recommend you do this after you’ve completed your general practice placements.

This training is designed to give you an opportunity to develop additional skills and expertise in a particular area (Table 3) and enhance your capability to provide secondary care to your community. You must be enrolled in rural generalist trainging to undertake ARST. You can enrol at any stage before completion of core vocational training.

For more information about additional rural skills training, refer to the RACGP Rural Generalist Fellowship Training Handbook.

Table 3. Additional rural skills options

Procedural disciplines  Non-procedural disciplines 
Anaesthetics  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 
Emergency medicine  Academic post 
Obstetrics  Adult internal medicine 
Surgery  Child health 
  Mental health
  Palliative care 

Details about the curriculums for the disciplines can be found on the RACGP website.