From left to right: Dr Zhong Ren Ong and Taylor Kilsby (Hawkins Medical Clinic)

From left to right: Dr Zhong Ren Ong and Taylor Kilsby (Hawkins Medical Clinic)

Advanced Skills Training

Advanced Skills Training (AST)

Can be commenced from PGY3+ in a specialist discipline.

  • ACRRM – Advanced Specialised Training
  • RACGP – Additional Rural Skills Training

Skills Consolidation –

An additional year of training that allows the rural medical practitioner who has completed advanced skills training in a specialist area to consolidate those skills, maintain or update those skills. This year is optional.

Requirement of ACRRM training and provides the opportunity to develop an advanced skill set to provide additional services to local communities.

Options: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, adult internal medicine, anaesthetics, child & adolescent health, emergency medicine, mental health, obstetrics & gynaecology, palliative care, surgery.

Dr Shade McClymont

Dr Shade McClymont

Advanced rural skills training – RACGP

AGPT registrars seeking Rural Generalist (RG) Fellowship are required to undertake ARST. The unique characteristics of rural and remote Australia offer diversity in terms of complex health presentations, and GPs with ARST can provide holistic specialist medical services (such as emergency medicine, mental health, anaesthesia and obstetrics) to their communities.

Options include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, anaesthetics, emergency medicine, palliative care, obstetrics and mental health.

AGPT Program Advanced Rural Skills Training

 

 

Advanced specialised training – ACRRM

Deepen your knowledge and skills in a procedural or non-procedural discipline expanding your professional scope and and clinical privileging in hospitals, access to additional Medical Benefits Scheme item numbers as well as contributing to and expanding the pool of medical services in rural and remote communities. Having advanced skills is an essential component of being a Rural Generalist.

ACRRM Advanced Specialised Training

 

Different AST training options are available depending on the Training Pathway being undertaken and the needs of the local community. Other specialities may also be available. AST positions will be advertised through the SA MET application process. See key dates and links below.

Contact us to discuss your career goals or for specific advice on advanced skill training in South Australia.

ACRRM College 2022 Positions Links to current opportunities
Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health ACRRM
RACGP
Link to external site
Academic Practice ACRRM Link to external site
Adult Internal Medicine ACRRM
RACGP
Riverland Academy Clinical Excellence
Limestone Coast Training Network
Link to external site
Anaesthetics (JCCA) ACRRM
RACGP
Limestone Coast Training Network
Northern and Eyre Training Network
CALHN / SALHN / NALHN TBA
Link to external site
Emergency Medicine ACRRM
RACGP
Riverland Academy Clinical Excellence
Limestone Coast Training Network
Northern and Eyre Training Network
Barossa Hillls Fleurieu LHN
Link to external site
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
(DRANZCOG)
ACRRM
RACGP
Limestone Coast Local Health Network

 Riverland Academy Clinical Excellence
Northern and Eyre Training Network
SALHN at FMC

Link to external site
Mental Health ACRRM
RACGP
Northern and Eyre Training Network Link to external site
Paediatrics ACRRM CALHN at W&CH
NALHN TBA
Link to external site
Palliative Care ACRRM
RACGP
NALHN TBA Link to external site
Population Health ACRRM Link to external site
Remote Medicine ACRRM Link to external site
Surgery ACRRM (2 years)
RACGP
Link to external site

The RGPSA is in the process of identifying and increasing the numbers and specialist areas of AST training positions available in rural and remote SA matched to communities local health needs.

Left to right: Dr Yee Min Kong, Dr Yee Ching 'Olivia' Ong

Left to right: Dr Yee Min Kong, Dr Yee Ching 'Olivia' Ong

Eligibility criteria

AST posts are open to applicants from the following medical practitioners:

  • Rural Generalist registrars on a recognised training pathway such as the:
    • Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPT)
    • Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)
    • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Independent pathway
  • Fellowed General Practitioners (FRACGP) obtaining advanced Skills Training to sub-specialise as a Rural Generalist. FRACGP applicants are required to have enrolled in the Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) prior to commencement in the Advanced Skills Training position.
  • Existing Rural Generalists (FACRRM or FARGP) who would like to undertake a second advanced skill to fill an identified community need. Please note that where positions are limited, priority may be given to trainees obtaining their first advanced skills Training post.

All applicants must declare if they are in receipt of other training or research grants which they may be simultaneously receiving during the Advanced Skills Training period.

How to apply

AST positions will be advertised on the SA Health Careers Website.

For more information about the applications process the RGCU can support you to plan your AST in line with your College requirements. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Key dates

Advanced skills applications open 7 June 2021
Advanced skills applications close 30 June 2021
Interviews August 2021
Offers commence 16 September 2021

Relevant links

SA Health Careers Link to external site
Advanced Skills Positions Link to external site
GPEx Link to external site

Express your interest

If you are interested in a rural clinical experience or would like to know more about rural generalist training in South Australia please contact us.

Training providers and colleges