Non-Vocationally Registered Fellowship Support Program

5 Nov 2020

The Commonwealth requires non-vocationally registered (Non-VR) medical practitioners to participate in an approved Fellowship training program to maintain 100% Medicare billing. Medical practitioners have until 30 June 2023 to either achieve Fellowship or be undertaking Fellowship training, or their Medicare billing will be reduced to 80%. 

The Non-VR Fellowship Support Program (FSP) will provide a subsidy to assist medical practitioners to gain Fellowship and vocational registration as a specialist general practitioner. The Commonwealth will provide a contribution for participants’ training, with additional costs to be funded by participants. 

The Non-VR FSP will be administered by the RACGP through their Practice Experience Program (PEP) and by ACRRM through their Independent Pathway (IP). Non-VR medical practitioners interested in applying should refer to the relevant College’s website for information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.  

Further information about the RACGP PEP is available here.  

Further information about the ACRRM IP is available here.  

For more information, visit the Department of Health website here.