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Rural Programs

Training eligibility criteria

Q. Who assesses the eligibility of educational activities?
A. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)) and the RACGP assess the eligibility of training for inclusion in the program.

Q. What educational activities can GPs claim?
A. Activities must be a minimum of 6 hours ( can be 2 X 3 hour sessions) and be relevant to the GP's procedural /emergency medicine field of practice.

Q. What types of educational activities can be claimed?
A. Both formal (workshops, courses, scientific conferences) and informal (supervised clinical attachments) modes of delivery can attract a grant.

Q. Can GPs claim for activities which have not received QA&CPD accreditation from the RACGP or ACRRM?
A. Yes. In these cases, the GP needs to submit a certificate of attendance and an individual application form to the QA&CPD Unit in the State in which they reside.

The Rural Procedural Grants Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through its Strengthening Medicare initiatives.