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Medcast courses eligible for grant funding under the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP)

04 July 2023 - Kate Clutton

We are thrilled to announce that Medcast's renowned Advanced Life Support, Paediatric Advanced Life Support and Emergencies in General Practice courses have been assessed and approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) as eligible for grant funding under the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP). This exciting development opens up new opportunities for rural healthcare practitioners to enhance their resuscitation and emergency skills through Medcast.

What is the RPGP?

The RPGP, initiated by the Australian Government's Department of Health, aims to support doctors in rural and remote areas by providing financial assistance for procedural training and upskilling. The program has 2 components: 

  1. Procedural: Rural procedural GPs practising in surgery, anaesthetics and/or obstetrics

  2. Emergency: Rural GPs practising emergency medicine (including mental health services)

Who is eligible?

The program supports procedural GPs, and eligible locum GPs, in rural and remote areas within the Modified Monash Model 3-7 regions. The other relevant eligibility criteria, including requirements to hold unsupervised clinical privileges, can be found in the Rural Procedural Grant Guidelines.

Medcast’s Eligible Courses

Medcast is a leading provider of high-quality medical education, and our courses have gained recognition for their comprehensive and practical approach to training healthcare professionals. The Medcast courses eligible for grant funding include:

* Please note for the two blended activities above, applications for the face to face and online portion will need to be submitted on separate claim forms.


Under the RPGP, eligible doctors can receive grants of $20,000 - $30,000 per year to support their training and professional development activities. The funding can be utilised for a variety of purposes, including course fees, travel expenses, accommodation, and resources necessary for completing the training.

To claim the RPGP grant funding for Medcast courses, interested healthcare professionals should follow these steps:

  1. Download and read the Guidelines.

  2. Familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria and requirements outlined on the website.

  3. Apply to register with RACGP, providing the necessary information and supporting documentation as specified.

  4. Once approved, you can enrol in the Medcast course of your choice.

  5. Keep track of all expenses related to the course and retain the relevant receipts.

  6. Complete the necessary claim forms provided by the RPGP, ensuring that all details are accurate and comprehensive.

  7. Submit the claim forms along with the supporting documents to the RPGP within the specified timeframe.

The inclusion of Medcast courses in the Rural Procedural Grants Program opens up tremendous opportunities for rural healthcare professionals to receive financial assistance for their training. By enhancing your resuscitation and emergency skills, practitioners can significantly contribute to improved patient outcomes in their communities. We encourage eligible doctors to take advantage of this funding opportunity to support professional development. 

Visit the RPGP website for more information and start your application today!


Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) - Department of Health, Australian Government

Rural Procedural Grants Program Guidelines

RACGP - Rural Procedural Grants - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Kate Clutton
Kate Clutton

Kate is a Director at Medcast, leading education projects and partnerships dedicated to improving healthcare through innovative education. She began her career as an Occupational Therapist and has a Masters in Public Health. Kate worked in healthcare advisory services at KPMG, where she delivered evaluation, clinical redesign, and change-management services to government and NGOs.

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