Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP)
Procedural GPs can receive $2000 per day, for up to 10 days of training per financial year, and GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year.
You could receive a grant if you undertake activities that maintain and enhance your clinical skills as a General Practitioner if you deliver:
- unsupervised anaesthetics, obstetrics and/or surgery in ASGC-RA 1*-5 locations (*1 dependent on additional approval), and/or
- unsupervised emergency medicine in 24-hour triaging accident and emergency facilities located in ASGC-RA 2-5 locations.
Participants must be enrolled in the program prior to attending an activity they wish to claim.
The College is contracted by the Department of Health to administer the RPGP.
How to register
You do not need to be a member of the College to apply for the RPGP. If you meet the eligibility criteria of both, you can register for both components of the RPGP.
As long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the Program (and can provide suitable evidence of this), it is not necessary to re-register once you have been registered. However you will be required to submit a new application if you wish to register for additional components of the Program.
Before registering, please ensure you view the Rural Procedural Grants Program Privacy Principle 5 notification.
How to claim
At any time you may log into your My College Dashboard and go to your My Grants tool. Here you will be able to submit grant claims online and check the statuses of your claims.
Clinical attachment claims still require the three-page clinical attachment claim form to be completed and signed by the supervisor of the attachment, then uploaded with the online claim.
When will I get paid after submitting my claim?
The College forwards all eligible RPGP claims to the Department of Human Services twice per month. The Department of Human Services will subsequently forward payment of approved claims to the claimant's nominated bank account within two to three weeks of processing.
How far back can I claim?
Claims can be made for eligible activities attended during the previous and current financial year. The grant is paid from the financial year that the activity was attended.