A list of all Health programs and initiatives.
2009/10 Annual Report Element 3— National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA IECD)
The 2009/10 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three—New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (NDMB) program of the National Partnership Agreement between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010.
2010/11 Annual Report Element 3— National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA IECD)
This 2010/11 Annual Report (the Report) describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three—New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (NDMB) program of the National Partnership between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011.
2011/12 Annual Report Element 3— National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA IECD)
The 2011/12 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three—New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (NDMB) program of the National Partnership Agreement between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012.
2012/13 Annual Report - Element 3 - National Partnership Agreement - Indigenous Early Childhood Development
This 2012/13 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three of the National Partnership from 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013.
2013/14 Annual Report Element 3 National Partnership Agreement Indigenous Early Childhood Development
This 2013/14 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three of the National Partnership from 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014.
Abbreviations and definitions
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship
This page provides information about scholarships that are specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (ATSIPSS) and Australian Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarships (ARIHS)
Aboriginal Males Shedding the Smokes
After Hours Other Medical Practitioners (AHOMPs) Program
The AHOMPs Program currently provides access to higher Medicare rebates to non-vocationally recognised (non-VR) medical practitioners providing after hours general practice services through an accredited general practice or an accredited Medical Deputising Service (MDS).
After hours primary health care
After hours primary health care is accessible and effective primary health care for people whose health condition cannot wait for treatment until regular primary health care services are next available. It should not be a substitute for primary health care that could otherwise occur 'in hours'.
Initiatives to minimise the harmful effects of alcohol consumption in Australian society.
Annual self-assessments of regulatory performance
This page contains the annual self-assessment reports of participating Health regulators under the Regulator Performance Framework.
Antimicrobial Resistance – Targeted Call for Research
Australian Capital Territory Speech Pathology Links
Australian General Practice Training programme (AGPT)
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) programme is a fully Commonwealth funded postgraduate vocational training programme for medical graduates wishing to pursue a career in general practice.
Australian Government Hearing Services Program
Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Programme (APCCP)
The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Programme supports general practices to improve clinical outcomes, help maintain good health for those with chronic and complex conditions, and improve access to Australian general practice by promoting a culture of quality improvement in primary health care.
Ban on the use of animal test data for cosmetics
This page contains information regarding the ban on the use of animal test data for cosmetics.
Better Access Telehealth Services for people in rural and remote areas
The Australian Government is improving mental health support for people who live in rural and regional Australia by investing in Better Access services via video conferencing.
Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative
The Better Access initiative provides better access to mental health practitioners through Medicare.
Biosimilar Awareness Initiative
The Initiative was announced in May 2015 as part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Access and Sustainability Package. The aim of the Initiative is to support awareness of, and confidence in, the use of biosimilar medicines for healthcare professionals and consumers.
BMP Scheme — Enrolment process for 2019
This page provides an enrolment process for the 2019 Bonded Medical Places Scheme.
BMP Scheme — Information booklet for 2019
This booklet provides information about the 2019 Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme including eligibility and obligations, frequently asked questions and contact details.
BMP Scheme — Sample deed of agreement 2019
This page provides a sample copy of the 2019 Bonded Medical Places Scheme Deed of Agreement.
Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme - Summary
The BMP Scheme is intended to provide more doctors for areas experiencing doctor shortages. Twenty five percent of all first year Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) in Australian medical schools are allocated to the Scheme. This is expected to increase to 28.5% by 2017.
Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme
The Government’s Bonded Programs aim to provide more Australian trained doctors where there are workforce shortages, particularly in rural and remote Australia.
Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme Letter offering MMM
This page contains a letter sent to the participants of the BMP Scheme
Bonded Medical Places commonly asked questions
This page contains commonly asked questions for the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme.
Bonded Medical Places Scheme 2015 or earlier
Information about the BMP Scheme for participants who joined in the Scheme in 2015 or earlier.
Bonded Medical Places Scheme 2016 – 2019
Information about the BMP Scheme for participants who joined between 2016 and 2018 and who are interested in joining in 2019.
Bonded Medical Places Scheme Return of Service Application Form - Part A and Part B
What programmes or services can you access to assist with speech, language or communication disorders? Find out more in the case studies below:
Case Study - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Case Study - Child with Learning Difficulties
This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - Child with learning difficulties
Case Study - People living in regional and remote areas
This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - People living in regional and remote areas
Case Study - The Elderly
This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - The Elderly
Case Study - Veterans
This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - Veterans
Case Study: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Australia’s participation internationally in the negotiation and implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and its associated instruments has helped to underpin our own world-leading tobacco control measures at home.
This program aims to reduce incidences and deaths from cervical cancer through a more organised approach to cervical screening.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
Promotes better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness.
CMI, Privacy and your personal information
Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notification
Commonwealth Medical Internships
This page contains Information on the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) initiative.
Commonwealth Medical Internships Programme Guidelines
This page contains Information on the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) Programme Guidelines
Commonwealth Speech Pathology Services
The Australian Government currently provides funding for a wide range of services and programs to assist in the treatment of speech, language and communication disorders including:
This page provides contact information for enquiries about the Indemnity Insurance Fund.
Dental Training Expanding Rural Placements (DTERP) Operational Framework
This page contains the Operational Framework for the Dental Training - Expanding Rural Placements program.
District of Workforce Shortage Factsheet
A District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) is a geographical area of Australia in which the population's need for healthcare has not been met.
Emergency Triage Education Kit
The Emergency Triage Education Kit (ETEK) provides a nationally consistent approach to the educational preparation of emergency clinicians for the triage role, and promotes the consistent application of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS).
Exceptional Claims Scheme (ECS) - frequently asked questions
This page answers questions on the ECS from the viewpoint of doctors.
Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation
Framework convention on tobacco control
A World Health Organization treaty to address the health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption worldwide.
General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP)
The General Practice Rural Incentives Program transitioned to the Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) – Doctor Stream on 1 January 2020.
General Practice Rural Incentives Program Guidelines
The General Practice Rural Incentives Program aims to encourage medical practitioners to practise in regional, rural and remote communities and to promote careers in rural medicine through the provision of financial incentives
GP Super Clinics Programme
Information about the establishment of GP Super Clinics around the nation.
Growing a smoke-free story
Growing the Smoke Free Generation
Guidelines for Applicants
Guidelines for Applicants - Financial Assistance to Australian Residents Requiring Medical Treatment Overseas. These guidelines are intended for distribution to prospective applicants to the Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) and their Australian treating specialist(s).
headspace (National Youth Mental Health Foundation)
Delivers improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australians aged 12-25.
High Cost Claims Scheme (HCCS) – frequently asked questions
This page answers questions on the HCCS from the viewpoint of doctors.
An Australian, State and Territory Government initiative, the Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates.
Immunoglobulin Review Pilot Process
Improving safety at 'hotspots'
A suicide hotspot is a specific site which is frequently used as a location for suicide and which provides either the means or an opportunity for suicide.
Incurred-But-Not-Reported (IBNR) Indemnity Scheme – frequently asked questions
This page answers questions about the IBNR Scheme from a doctor’s point of view.
Injury Prevention and Control was endorsed as a National Priority Area by the Australian Health Ministers in 1996 in recognition of the national burden of injury.
Innovation grants in areas of high need (2016-2018) – Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)
Targeted innovation grants aim to expand the evidence base in Indigenous tobacco control in areas of high need.
International Engagement - Our objectives
The objectives that frame Health’s international engagement are inter-linked – none can be achieved in isolation. Collectively, they position the Department to align domestic and international agendas, address shared challenges with valued partners, and provide Australian leadership where appropriate. Our objectives are:
This page outlines the focus of the department’s international engagement.
International Standards and Risk Assessments
This page contains content on the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda’s International Standards and Risk Assessments.
John Flynn Placement Program
The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) introduces medical students to life as a rural doctor by offering them the opportunity to spend eight weeks over four years in one small rural or remote community. Students work closely with rural health professionals and are linked to a local person or organisation in the community to assist with social and cultural experiences.
Junior Doctor Training Program Private Hospital Stream
This page contains information on the Junior Doctor Training Program – Private Hospital Stream (PHS) for 2020.
A mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative for children.
Lifetime Health Cover
Lifetime Health Cover is a Government initiative which was introduced on 1 July 2000, and designed to encourage people to take out hospital insurance earlier in life, and to maintain their cover over their lifetime.
Maternity Services and Stillbirth Prevention
This webpage provides information on the Australian Government initiatives that support Australia’s maternity services. This includes the National Strategic Approach to Maternity Services, the Pregnancy Care Guidelines, national maternal and perinatal data and the Pregnancy Birth and Baby service. Information about the Government’s stillbirth prevention and support initiatives are also included on this page.
Medical and professional indemnity
This section contains information about to the Australian Government’s Indemnity Insurance Fund.
Medical Benefits Reviews Task Group
The Australian Government announced in the 2009-10 Budget that it would fund the development of a new evidence-based framework for managing the MBS into the future (the MBS Quality Framework) and carry out parallel reviews of Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology.
Medical indemnity legislation
This page lists legislation affecting medical and professional indemnity (and all underpinned regulations and determinations).
Medical indemnity publications
This section provides links to publications related to the Australian Government’s support for medical and professional indemnity insurance through the Government’s Indemnity Insurance Fund.
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme 2015
The Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme is an Australian Government initiative designed to address doctor shortage outside metropolitan areas across Australia.
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme 2014
Scholarships for students who agree to practise in rural or remote areas of Australia upon completion of basic medical and postgraduate training.
Medical Student CMI Application Form
This page contains Information on the 2018 medical student application form for the Commonwealth Medical Internships
Medical Treatment Overseas Program
The Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) provides financial assistance for Australians with a life-threatening medical condition to receive proven life saving medical treatment overseas where effective treatment is not available in Australia.
Policies and initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of all men in Australia.
Mental Health Council of Australia
The peak national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector.
Mental health first aid training for front line community workers
Mental health first aid training for front line community workers is part of the 'Taking action to tackle suicide' package.
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
Provides a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program
Provides a non-MBS incentive payment to organisations which engage mental health nurses to assist in the provision of coordinated clinical care for people with severe mental disorders.
Mental Health Professionals Network
Supports collaboration in Australia's primary mental health sector by fostering local interdisciplinary networks of mental health professionals.
Mindframe National Media Initiative
The Mindframe National Media Initiative encourages responsible, accurate and sensitive media representation of mental illness and suicide, and advocates on behalf of community concerns relating to media depictions that stigmatise mental illness or promote self-harm.
A resource and professional development program to support Australian secondary schools in promoting and protecting the social and emotional wellbeing of members of school communities.
Multicultural mental health
The Department of Health is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) mental health consumers, their families and carers. Most Australians will be directly or indirectly touched by the impact of mental illness at some point in their lives and for people of culturally diverse backgrounds this can involve many extra challenges.
National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR)
National Coordinator - Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)
The TIS program is supported by the National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Professor Tom Calma, AO
National Eating Disorders Collaboration
The National Eating Disorders Collaboration brings together eating disorder stakeholders and experts in mental health, public health, health promotion, education, and research, as well as the media to help develop a nationally consistent approach to the prevention and management of eating disorders.
National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme
Summary for National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme
National External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program
Information on the program and how to claim a reimbursement.
National Health Call Centre Network
The establishment of the National Health Call Centre Network is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).
National Male and Women's Health
The Government has developed National Male and Women's Health Policies, to ensure that specific health needs of both men and women are addressed.
National mental health strategy
The National mental health strategy is a commitment by Australian governments to improve the lives of people with a mental illness.
National Palliative Care Projects
The Australian Government funds a range of national palliative care projects primarily focused on education, training, quality improvement and advance care planning.
National Perinatal Depression Initiative
The National Perinatal Depression Initiative aims to improve prevention and early detection of antenatal and postnatal depression and provide better support and treatment for expectant and new mothers experiencing depression. This initiative benefits women who are at risk of or experiencing depression during pregnancy or in the first year following childbirth.
National Psychostimulants Initiative
The National Psychostimulants Initiative (NPI) aimed to reduce harms and prevent harms associated with psychostimulant use in the Australian community.
National Rural Health Students' Network
Represents Rural Health Clubs, whose members are medical, nursing and allied health students at universities throughout Australia
National Rural Locum Program (NRLP)
The National Rural Locum Program was an element of the Rural Health Workforce Strategy to improve rural and remote health workforce shortages.
National Women's Health Policy
The Government’s National Women’s Health Policy 2010 aims to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, especially those at greatest risk for poor health.
National Women’s Health Strategy: 2020-2030
The National Women’s Health Strategy aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all women and girls in Australia.
National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace)
Known as headspace, the foundation delivers improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australians aged 12-25.
Needle and Syringe Program
The Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) supports increased education, counselling and referral services provided through community based programs; and diversification of NSPs to increase accessibility through pharmacies and other outlets and provide information and training support.
New Horizons: The review of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia
The Australian Government Department of Health commissioned a strategic, whole of system review of the drug and alcohol treatment services sector that was undertaken between July 2013 and July 2014.
New South Wales Speech Pathology Links
NSW health services offer a range of speech pathology services via local health districts:
Northern Territory Speech Pathology Links
Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)
The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) was a 2009-10 Budget measure that consolidates a range of existing nursing and allied health scholarship programs to improve the consistency of program design and delivery.
Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)
The 2009-10 budget will consolidate a number of scholarship programs into one scheme, the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Scheme (NAHSSS).
Opportunities to Reduce Regulation and Red Tape
Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program (OHTGYP) - Program Guidelines
This page contains the program guidelines for the Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program (OHTGYP)
Other supply arrangements outside the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) – the Life Saving Drugs Program
Overview of the Commonwealth Qualified Privilege Scheme
The Commonwealth Qualified Privilege Scheme encourages health professionals to undertake quality assurance activities in connection with the provision of certain health services.
Partners in Recovery: coordinated support and flexible funding for people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs (PIR)
PIR aims to support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs and their carers and families, by getting multiple sectors, services and supports they may come into contact with (and could benefit from) to work in a more collaborative, coordinated and integrated way.
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Growth Hormone Program
Information about the Growth Hormone Program
Pituitary Hormone Initiatives
This page contains information on the relation between human pituitary hormone treatment and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as Government's initiatives for the control and prevention of CJD.
Pituitary hormones initiatives
This page contains information on the relation between human pituitary hormone treatment and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as Government's initiatives for the control and prevention of CJD.
Plasma Fractionation Review
Australia’s plasma fractionation arrangements were reviewed in 2006, in line with commitments under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). The purpose of the review was to provide governments with a solid basis to make an informed decision on future arrangements. Further information about the review can be accessed from this page.
Pregnancy Care Guidelines
Support for women and their partners and families in making informed decisions about pregnancy-related issues.
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline
Free, confidential, professional information and counselling for women, their partners and families relating to issues of conception, pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care.
Premium Support Scheme (PSS) - frequently asked questions
This page provides an overview of the PSS and displays answers to questions on the PSS from the viewpoint of doctors.
Prevocational General Practice Placements Program
The Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP) is a prevocational training program that enhances junior doctors' understanding of primary health care and encourages them to take up general practice as a career.
Prevocational General Practice Placements Program
Encourages junior doctors to take up general practice as a career by funding placements in outer metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas, and other areas of medical service need.
Primary Health Care
Primary health care funding provides support to health organisations to provide primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy
The PHCRED Strategy builds the primary health care research capacity and evidence base, in order to improve health outcomes through better primary health care systems, services and practices.
Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
Primary Mental Health Care Services Activities Grant Programme Guidelines
These Guidelines provide an overview of the arrangements for the delivery of Primary Mental Health Care Services Activities.
Program Evaluation and Monitoring - Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program
The overall Program Evaluation is being used to assess the program’s appropriateness, effectiveness, impact, and efficiency, and to inform best practice learning and continuous program improvement.
Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma
The Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (PASTT) provides specialised support services to permanently resettled humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visa products living in the community who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties associated with surviving torture and trauma before coming to Australia.
Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
Provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake undergraduate health professional training.
Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) Pathology programme
Details of Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) Pathology programme and Australian Government's Support to this programme
Queensland Speech Pathology Links
Quitline Enhancements and Brief Intervention Training - Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)
Quitline enhancements and brief intervention training are aimed at supporting Quitlines, frontline health and community workers to better help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers to quit.
Recovery of Course-Funding Amount for 2015 and Previously
This page provides information about the recovery of course funding amount by year for the BMP Scheme for 2015 and previously.
Recovery of Course-Funding Amount for 2016 or Later
This page provides information about the recovery of course funding amount by year for the BMP Scheme for participants who joined in 2016 or later
Remote Vocational Training Scheme
Provides distance education and supervision for medical practitioners without postgraduate qualifications in remote communities.
Remuneration and claims system for approved pharmacists and approved hospital authorities supplying under the Remote Area Aboriginal Health Program
The Australian Government reimburses approved pharmacies and hospital authorities under the s100 Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services (RAAHS) Program for pharmaceutical benefits supplied to approved Aboriginal Health Services in remote locations.
Response - Roundtable Forum on Burns Prevention
Australian Government Response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing report.
Provides information to support use of the Response Ability multi-media packages in Australian universities and tertiary colleges, in the fields of education and journalism.
Review of the National Rural Locum Program - Final Report
This page contains information on the Review of the National Rural Locum Program - Final Report
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Program
The Government has funded the RFDS since the 1930’s to deliver the RFDS Program, which includes provision of emergency aeromedical evacuation services in rural and remote Australia.
Run Off-Cover Scheme (ROCS) - frequently asked questions
This page answers questions on the operation of ROCS from the viewpoint of doctors.
Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS)
The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) scheme provides scholarships to medical students from a rural background who have a demonstrated financial need and commitment to rural practice.
Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program
This sub-progam consolidates funding from a number of other programs into a single program to support medical specialists in rural and remote areas.
Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program
Supporting high quality rural health training is a way for the Australian Government to make a measurable impact on addressing the maldistribution of the rural health workforce.
Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP)
The Rural LAP consolidates three separate schemes, these schemes are: the Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS), the Rural Obstetric and Anaesthetic Locum Scheme (ROALS) and the Rural Locum Education Assistance Program (Rural LEAP).
Rural Other Medical Practitioners (ROMPs) Program
The ROMPS program provides access to higher Medicare rebates to non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners providing general practice services in eligible rural and remote areas.
Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (RPSS)
Scholarships to assist students from rural and remote areas to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at university.
Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program
The Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program comprises various initiatives, including undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and an emergency locum scheme, designed to recruit, train and retain pharmacists in rural and remote areas.
Rural Procedural Grants Program
The Rural Procedural Grants Program commenced in 2004, it supports procedural GPs in rural and remote areas to attend relevant training, which is focused on both skills maintenance and upskilling.
Smoking Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity 'SNAP'
South Australia Speech Pathology Links
Specialist College Presidents and CEOs Contact Details
This page shows specialist college presidents and CEOs contact details.
Specialist Training Program
The Specialist Training Program (STP) seeks to extend vocational training for specialist registrars into settings outside traditional metropolitan teaching hospitals, including regional, rural and remote and private facilities. The program aims to improve the quality of the future specialist workforce by providing registrars with exposure to a broader range of healthcare settings. STP also aims to have a positive influence on future workforce distribution.
Specialist Training Program (STP)
The Specialist Training Program provides support to enable medical specialist trainees to rotate through an expanded range of settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals.
Specialist Training Program Colleges Websites
This page shows specialist college websites.
Speech, Language and Communication Disorders, Difficulties and Speech Pathology Services
This landing page is a digital starting point for concerned individuals, parents and carers to locate services and support for people with different types of speech, language and communication difficulties. Services are provided by the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments, peak bodies and private organisations.
Stronger Rural Health Strategy - Medicare Benefits Schedule updates - Q&As
As part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy announced in the 2018-19 Budget, the Government is reforming Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item fee arrangements for non-vocationally recognised general practitioners (non-VR GPs).
Support for Day to Day Living in the Community
The "Support for Day to Day Living in the Community (D2DL): a structured activity program" provides funding to improve the quality of life for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. The initiative recognises that meaningful activity and social connectedness are important factors that can contribute to people's recovery.
Supporting Leave for Living Organ Donor Programme
Supporting Living Organ Donors Program
Information about support for living organ donors
Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - Contacts
For queries on the TIS program.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - National Statistics
Tackling Indigenous Smoking National Statistics outlines recent data on smoking and its impacts for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - Regional Tobacco Control Grants (2015-2018)
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking Regional Tobacco Control Grants are aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a variety of population health activities to reduce tobacco use.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - Useful Links
A sample of information and evidence on Indigenous and non-Indigenous tobacco control.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking programme is a targeted activity funded by the Australian Government to reduce smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking Innovation Grant Project
Tasmania Speech Pathology Links
Teleweb (the Telephone Counselling, Self Help and Web-based Support Programmes measure) provides evidence-based telephone and online mental health programmes for individuals with common mental health disorders and those in psychosocial crisis.
The Balaang and Binjilaang Aboriginal Women Tobacco Intervention Project
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years.
The Food Regulation Secretariat
The Health Ministerial Advisory Council (Health MAC) - ended 31 March 2016
The Indemnity Insurance Fund schemes
This section provides an overview of the Indemnity Insurance Fund schemes which include the Medical Indemnity Programs for eligible private medical practitioners and the professional indemnity schemes for eligible midwives in private practice.
The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme
The Australian Government Department of Health is committed to the delivery of high quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate essential health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The National Best Practice Unit (NBPU) for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)
The NBPU supports the implementation and ongoing delivery of the TIS program nationally.
The Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP)
The Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) was introduced in 2012 and provides incentive payments to practices to support an expanded and enhanced role for nurses working in general practice.
The Regulator Performance Framework
The Government introduced the Regulator Performance Framework (the Framework) to improve regulatory performance and reduce unnecessary regulatory costs that inhibit productivity.
The Regulatory Reform Unit at Health
The Study of Patient Pathways in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment
The Patient Pathways study was commissioned to analyse patient journeys through the drug and alcohol treatment service system.
The Top End Smoke-Free Spaces Project
Policy and programs to improve the health of all Australians by eliminating or reducing their exposure to tobacco in all its forms.
This page provides useful links for the Australian Government’s medical indemnity package.
Victoria Speech Pathology Links
Visiting Optometrists Scheme
The Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) supports optometrists to deliver outreach optometric services to remote and very remote locations, and rural communities with an identified need for optometric services.
Western Australia Speech Pathology Links
Speech Pathology and supporting services information can be found at the following websites:
What are Speech and Language Disorders and Difficulties? Why is it Important to Seek Help?
Which biosimilar medicines are available in Australia?
Policies to improve the health and wellbeing of women and girls in Australia