Expressions of interest

The EoI process is an opportunity for healthcare settings outside traditional metropolitan teaching settings to consider participation in the STP and to put forward a case for potential support. This includes existing STP-funded sites who are interested in expanding their current placements. 

Training settings interested in developing an EOI should consider the Priority Framework below. 

Priority Framework

The STP is designed to provide opportunities for medical specialist trainees to rotate through an expanded range of settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals, as part of becoming a fellow of a recognised specialist medical college.

The full STP Operational Framework is available on the Department of Health website. 

Priority Settings 
The priority settings for any EOIs completed during the 2018 – 2020 funding period are:
  • The Private health sector:  For the purposes of STP, training sites which can be defined as eligible private sector settings are those which do not derive their operational funding directly from a state or territory government.
  • Regional, rural and remote areas: settings located in Australian Standard ASGS RA 2-5.
  • Non-hospital settings including Aged Care, Community Health and Aboriginal Medical Services: training posts which involve assisting population groups with acute health needs to receive appropriate services.
The following organisations are eligible to apply under an EOI to be included in the STP.  
  • Public and Private hospitals;
  • Local Health Networks and regional hospitals;
  • Private health care organisations/private health care settings;  
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and Aboriginal Medical Services; and
  • Community health organisations.

Only posts which represent 1 FTE or a minimum of 0.5 FTE in the above settings will be eligible to lodge an EOI. 

Individual trainees are not eligible to apply for funding.  Trainees should liaise with their relevant college and/or specific health care facility if they wish to participate in the STP.

Submitting an EoI

An EOI must be made directly to the Department of Health using their new online form. For details on how to register an account and submit an EOI, please refer to the Department of Health’s website: 

The Department of Health can be contacted at: [email protected] if you have any queries with regards registering and/or submitting an EoI using their online form. 

EoI process 

Expressions of Interest (EoI) processes are held by the Department of Health approximately every two years.

The EoI process is intended to provide an opportunity for sites to express interest in STP funding. If found suitable the site will be placed on a RANZCOG reserve list. This list is then utilised to fill posts should vacancies become available and/or taken into consideration to meet DoH and RANZCOG distribution targets. 

2018 Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interes for the 2018 round have now closed. 

Information and links to the online submission form can be found via the Department of Health website.



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