Things to know about the WA Rural Generalist Program
You can undertake your training at any WAGPET accredited training facility. Applications are made through the college of your choice via their website.
- You've successfully completed a medical degree from an accredited university
- You hold medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia
- You’re a permanent resident or Australian citizen by close of applications.
Western Australian General Practice Education and Training (WAGPET) provides financial support to GP registrars working in designated rural and remote locations.
If you’re eligible, you’ll receive one support payment per semester. This payment is based on your training location, Modified Monash Model (MMM) classification, training term level, and training FTE weeks.
Your support payment is provided to assist you with some of the costs incurred by undertaking eligible training terms in rural training locations, although it is not intended to cover all costs associated with rural training.
You’re responsible for managing the financial commitment necessary to enable completion of your training such as, coordinating and funding your relocation requirements, attending workshops/exams, and costs of living.
It’s also your responsibility to secure accommodation for your training term. Some training facilities may lease accommodation to GP registrars, which should be discussed during your contract negotiations. However, training facilities are not obliged to pay rent for GP registrars.
Where a GP registrar withdraws or is removed from a training placement mid semester for any reason, the GP registrar will be required to return an equivalent full-time week proportion of the support payment they have received.