The following short films were produced to promote STP funded training positions located in regional and rural areas. These productions were funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Specialist Training Program (STP).
The College acknowledges the support of trainees, intensive care consultants, all media personnel and members of the College involved in the production of these films and appreciate them sharing their experiences with us to promote rural training in intensive care medicine.
Why Intensive Care Medicine? Why rural?
With over 1200 Fellows across the world to support you, take a look at what The College can offer. If you want 'a very unique case mix' with indigenous communities, more one-on-one with Supervisors and access to a 'breadth of procedures not available in the metro zone' then consider rural options. You may stay longer like many other trainees.
The STP Operational Framework applies to the entire Specialist Training Program funded under the Health Workforce Program fund.
Performance reports are due from units on following dates:
For more information on how rural loading and PICS funding can be used and find out more about college payment process, please view the College Rural Loading Guidelines document and PICS Management Guidelines document.
For a training post to be eligible for STP funding the post must be based in either:
STP is an Australian Government initiative funded under the Health Workforce Program fund. The College play a vital role by administering and managing intensive care medicine funding allocation under the program.
The Department of Health is responsible for the STP program policy and management of applications through the Expression of Interest (EOI) process for funding. An EOI lodged by a training setting may be determined by the Department as suitable for inclusion on the Reserve List following an assessment by the relevant jurisdiction, and assessment and recommendation by the College.
In order for a EOI to be rated suitable and form part of a college reserve list it must be supported by both the jurisdiction and college. There is no appeal process for the EOI.
The Department conducts EOI rounds at least every two years or as required, to identify additional training posts to add to the college’s STP reserve list. Any such round would be governed by principles and relevant processes outlined in the STP Operational Framework.
STP funding is paid to the training sites twice per year, at the end of each semester:
No - If the training site failed to recruit and place a suitable trainee (CICM trainee) for the funded post, the unit will not receive STP funding allocation (salary support / RL / PICS) for the period.
The training site must notify the College immediately if a STP funded training post is going to be vacant for 3 months or beyond, so the College can re-allocate STP funding to a training site on the STP Reserve List.
For more information on STP, visit Australian Government Department of Health Specialist Training Program.
For any specific questions in relation to STP at CICM please contact the STP Co-ordinator, Sumithra Abeygunasekera.