Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)


About the Remote Vocational Training Scheme

The Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) is a flexible, government-funded program providing vocational training for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia.

Supervision is facilitated remotely and delivery caters to the unique needs of doctors working in remote communities by supporting them to achieve Fellowship through a distance education model. It allows training to be completed in an accredited post, without leaving your community.

RVTS has two streams of trainees:

  • The Remote Stream for doctors working in rural & remote Australia (*Modified Monash Model 4-7)
  • The AMS Stream, providing training for doctors working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
    (*Modified Monash Model 2-7)

Both streams train towards RACGP Fellowship including Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

RVTS will offer 32 training positions for the 2021 intake, 22 in the Remote training stream, and 10 in the AMS training stream. 

Why choose RVTS

  • Stay in one location throughout training
  • A great combination of remote and face-to-face training and supervision
  • Benefit to both the GP in training and their community, through continuity of care and support
  • Accredited by the RACGP to deliver fellowship training - endpoints FRACGP and FARGP
  • Personalised supervision and comprehensive support
  • High fellowship achievement rate
  • RVTS registrars eligible for the A1 Medicare schedule
  • RVTS is fully funded by the Australian Government.

How to apply

Applications for Round 2 of the RVTS program open Monday 31 August - Sunday 13 September 2020.

More information, eligibility and online application details are available on the RVTS website.

Apply now