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GP Practitioner Procedural Training Support Program

Interested in undertaking a DRANZCOG Advanced?

$40,000 Commonwealth Subsidy available to eligible GPs! 

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The GPPTSP is a workforce support program designed to improve access to obstetric and anaesthetic services for women living in rural and remote communities by supporting rural GPs to attain procedural skills in obstetrics.

The objective of the GPPTSP Program is to provide funding to enable GPs to gain either the Advanced Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG Advanced) or Advanced Rural Skills Training in Anaesthesia
Successful applicants for Support through the GPPTSP - Obstetrics Component will be paid a total of $40,000 (GST exclusive) directly by RANZCOG, received in two payments.

  • The first payment will be made following the Support Recipient's acceptance into an accredited training post; and
  • The second, and final, payment to the Support Recipient will be made following their successful completion of the DRANZCOG Advanced.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria at a minimum:

  • Be defined as GP as per the Application Guidelines.
  • The physical location of their principle clinical practice or current training post is in an ASGC-RA 2-5. Further information on ASGC-RA can be found at: www.doctorconnect.gov.au 


Applications for Round 7 (2016 - 2017) - Delayed

As a government subsidised project, the next round of GPPTSTP funding has been suspended while the Commonwealth Department of Health (and all other government departments and agencies) are in caretaker mode pending the Federal election on 2 July 2016.

Subject to approval of Round 7 of GPPTSP funding by the new government, applications will remain closed until further notice.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about the GPPTSP, please contact: Rosalie Sirotic (GPPTSP Co-ordinator).

Obstetrics Component

To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9ZW2TF

icon GPPTSP Application Guidelines (110.03 kB) 

Anaesthetics Component


GPPTSP Successful Applicants

To view recent and previous successfully funded applicants

The General Practitioner Procedural Training Support Program is funded by the Australian Government and managed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Obstetrics Component) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (Anaesthetics Component).


The Maternity Services Review report Improving Maternity Services in Australia, delivered in February 2009, identified the need to improve access to maternity services for women in rural and remote locations. There was little incentive for rural GPs to undertake additional training to broaden their skills base so that they can provide more comprehensive services to their communities.


For more information about the GPPTSP - Obstetrics Component, please explore the Application Guidlines, or contact us directly:

(t) +61 3 9412 2973
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