GP Procedural Training Support Program

$40,000 Commonwealth Subsidy for DRANZCOG Advanced

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:

* Please note: preference is given to VR GPs and Rurality (ASGC-RA 3-5) during the selection process.  Please see the Application Guidelines below for further details. 

How to Apply

Obstetrics Component: Applications for Round 8 (2017–2018) opened Monday 23 October 2017 and closed Thursday 23 November 2017.

GPPTSP Application Guidelines

Anaesthetics Component: please apply via the ACRRM website.

GPPTSP Successful Applicants


Listed below are the recent successful applicants of the General Practitioner Procedural Training Support Program – Obstetrics (GPPTSP).

Successful applicants were granted $40,000 for the purpose of completing the Advanced Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG Advanced.)
Support Recipient Approval Date Location Term
Robyn Amring 03/01/2018 Bundaberg, QLD 4670 2 years
Alexander Baggott 04/01/2018 St George, QLD 4487 2 years
Laura Jasmine Banner 14/01/2018 Katherine, NT 0852 2 years
Zoe Barren 20/12/2017 Colac, VIC 3250 2 years
Teneale Clarke 04/01/2018 Ingham, QLD 4850 2 years
Danielle Crosby 20/01/2018 Port Lincoln, SA 5605 2 years
Samantha Daly 08/01/2018 Wodonga, VIC 3690 2 years
Emily Dirksen 05/01/2018 Mansfield, VIC 3724 2 years
Megan Dynan 20/12/2017 Wangaratta, VIC 3677 2 years
Samer Elmasry 09/01/2018 Chinchilla, QLD 4413 2 years
Hirofumi Haga 04/01/2018 Toowoomba, QLD 4350 2 years
Lucinda Holroyd 06/01/2018 Douglas, QLD 4877 2 years
Lore Mae Mahinay 17/01/2018 TBA 2 years
Samantha McDonald 04/01/2018 Geraldton, WA 6530 2 years
Lachlan McKeeman 03/01/2018 Wodonga, VIC 3690 2 years
Marian Morrissey 04/01/2018 Mansfield, VIC 3724 2 years
Charles Mutandwa 05/02/2018 Biloela, QLD 4715 2 years
Sally Newton 02/01/2018 TBA 2 years
Ebenezer Ojo 10/01/2018 Palmerston, NT 0830 2 years
Sara Riffat 11/01/2018 Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 2 years
Max Ryder 03/01/2018 Thursday Island, QLD 4875 2 years
Sally Street 14/01/2018 Mudgee, NSW 2850 2 years
Kate Thuesen 09/01/2018 Cooktown, QLD 4895 2 years
Indu Priya Vetrivel 10/09/2018 Bathurst, NSW 2795 2 years
Uttara White 21/02/2018 Manjimup, WA 6258 2 years
Megan Wild 02/02/2018 Murray Bridge, SA 5254 2 years

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). To view recent and previous successfully funded applicants of the Anaesthetics Component, please visit the ACRRM website


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.


More information

For more information about the GPPTSP - Obstetrics Component, please contact: 

Email[email protected]


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