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 is in an MMM 3-7 area. Further information on MMM can be found at:

How to Apply

Obstetrics Component: Applications for Round 9 (2019–2020) open on Tuesday 20 August 2019 and close Monday 30 September 2019.

Applications for Round 9 (2019-20) have been extended until midnight Monday 7 October 2019. 

We are currently in the process of reviewing applications and aim to finalise and notify successful applicants by mid December 2019.

Please apply here for the 2019 GPPTSP.                  

For more information about the GPPTSP – Obstetrics Component, please refer to the Application Guidelines.

Anaesthetics Component: please apply via 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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