Primary Rural and Remote Training

Primary Rural and Remote Training (PRRT) comprises 24 months full-time or equivalent part-time experience in College-accredited rural or remote posts that include hospital, general practice, community and other posts.

PRRT can be undertaken at any stage following completion of Core Clinical Training (CCT). Advanced Specialised Training (AST) may precede, follow or be integrated with PRRT, provided that the post is accredited by the College. You may choose to complete your PRRT in one or several locations and both options have benefits.

Training in a single location will enable you to build a strong relationship with colleagues and your community. Training in several locations may provide you with a wider range of experiences. The experience must include:

  • a minimum of six months in community and primary care facilities
  • six months in hospital and emergency experience, and
  • a minimum of 12 months living and practising in a rural or remote setting.

For more detailed information, refer to our to policy which details learning outcomes, location information, options and flexibility, and your responsibilities. For more information download a copy of the Fellowship Training Handbook.