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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6321

Health Workforce Program - Increasing Rural Medical Training

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Health and Aged Care Grants Team


Department of Health and Aged Care
Close Date & Time:
28-Jul-2023 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231012 - Health Promotion and Prevention Programs
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

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The Health Workforce program is an Australian Government initiative administered by the department to deliver health workforce outcomes and support rural outreach health services. The RHMT program is part of the Health Workforce program and contributes to the Department’s Outcome 1 Health Policy, Access and Support. The RHMT program is administered according to the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs).

The RHMT program supports health students to undertake rural training through a network of rural clinical schools (RCS), university departments of rural health (UDRHs), dental faculties offering extended rural placements, and the Northern Territory Medical program (NTMP). The program also supports regional training hubs (RTH) tasked with building medical training pathways within a region and guiding students and trainees through these pathways. The aim of the RHMT program is to improve the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Australia.

Supporting high quality rural health training is one way the Australian Government makes a measurable impact on addressing the maldistribution of the rural health workforce.

Delivering quality rural health training requires a viable university presence across rural Australia. Supporting rural medical training continues to be a priority of Government, with investment continuing into the RHMT program.

This grant opportunity will provide funding for up to eight new rural campuses for existing medical schools, including capital, establishment, and recurrent funding, to deliver full medical school programs at rural campuses. The grant opportunity also includes the provision of up to 80 new commencing medical CSPs, tied to the newly funded rural campuses.

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To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution; and
  • be located in Australia.

and be one of the following:

  • a university with a medical school accredited by the Australian Medical Council with existing medical CSPs under a CGS agreement; or
  • a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation that has a medical school accredited by the Australian Medical Council with existing medical CSPs under a CGS agreement.
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