ACRRM Independent Pathway

ACRRM Independent Pathway

Not sure what 3GA Program to join? Here’s a little bit about ACRRM Independent Pathway!

What is it? 

ACRRM Independent Pathway (IP) is a flexible training pathway created by experienced ACRRM fellows.

You will have the opportunity to work directly with ACRRM staff and educators to create a training plan personalised for you and your career goals. You will also get to pick where you want to work, providing it is within a MMM 2 – 7 and has a mentor that meets the supervisor requirements.  

Applications are open all year round, with four intakes a year, meaning you can start your journey to Fellowship whenever you’re ready.

ACRRM Independent Pathway is a four year training program that includes Core Generalist Training and Advanced Specialist Training, that is undertaken in regional, rural and remote general practices.  

What do I get?

  • A dedicated Training Officer individualised case management 
  • Personalised guidance from your Medical Educator 
  • A comprehensive and structured online and face-to-face education program
  • A flexible learning experience through self-guided and facilitated online courses
  • Recognition of Prior Learning 

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for ACRRM IP you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. 
  • Hold either general, specialist, provisional or area of need limited registration
  • Have 12 months of General Practice experience 

You will be required to live and work in a rural area (MMM 4 – 7) for a minimum of 12 months.

For the rest of your placement you will be required to stay in a MMM 2 – 7 area, whilst also meeting your 19AB requirements.

What are the costs? 

The ACRRM Independent Pathway costs at a minimum $29,494. There is a government subsidy available which covers most of the fees, however you will still be out of pocket for some of it. 

What are you paying for?

  • Application Fee: $1,425 once
  • Enrolment Fee: $495 once
  • Education Program Fee: $24,950 once
  • ACRRM Membership Fee: $430 annually
  • Training Support: $2,194.50 annually

Other associated fees:

  • Recognition of prior learning: $745 once
  • Assessment fees: $12,255
  • Transfer fee: $1,995

Non-Vocationally Registered Fellowship Support Program

The Non-Vocationally Registered Fellowship Support Program (Non-VR FSP) offers up to $15,000* of Commonwealth support to achieve Fellowship on the Independent Pathway.

To be eligible for this program you need to be registered with the Medical Board of Australia, to not hold specialist registration with a specialty of General Practice, have not accessed the Non-Vocationally registered Commonwealth funding via the RACGP’s Practice Experience Program (PEP), and must be currently working in Australia, or have an employment position to start work in Australia, if successfully selected.

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