RACGP Rural Generalist Fellowship Training Handbook

Fees and Financial Support

Financial Support

Last revised: 04 Aug 2023

Financial Support

Available Financial Support 

Financial support available to rural generalist registrars

National Consistent Payments Framework (AGPT only)
The National Consistent Payments (NCP) Framework outlines the support payment which is provided to eligible supervisors, practices and registrars involved in the AGPT program from semester one in 2023 and is administered by Services Australia.

Information about the NCP Framework can be found on the Department of Health and Aged Care’s website .

You can also talk to your training coordinator for additional information.
Flexible funding payments (AGPT only)
The Australian Government provides funding to support training, address specific needs and build capacity in areas of workforce need. If you’re placed in an MMM 6 or 7 location, or in a priority hard-to-fill location (as defined by the RACGP for each state), you may be eligible to apply for additional financial support.

This additional funding can be used to attend specialist courses or for housing, internet or relocation costs. Information about flexible funds can be found in the AGPT Flexible Funding Policy  or you can speak to your RACGP rural training team.

Flexible funding is not available for extension terms or for a second ARST post.
ARST Flexible Funding Payments (AGPT RG only)

AGPT Registrars on a Rural Generalist pathway are required to undertake accredited and approved Additional Rural Skills Training. Funding of up to $6000 per registrar is available to assist with the cost of mandatory education and training to meet ARST requirements. 

Additional funding (all rural generalist registrars)
Other additional funding, scholarships and grants may be available in each state from various funding sources. Please refer to your local organisations for further information.
You may also be eligible for Workforce Incentive Program  through the Department of Health and Aged Care.