Project Funding

The Tasmanian Project is a Commonwealth initiative with the aim of supporting specialist fellowship training undertaken and completed in Tasmania and the retention of specialist doctors in the Tasmanian public health system.

The College administers 3 Tasmanian Project pathology posts, and receives some support funding to coordinate statewide education opportunities.

Rural Support Loading (RSL) provides funding a range of funding based on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Areas (ASGS-RA) status. The funding is made available to supplement the additional costs incurred by STP trainees located in regional and remote Australia. Remoteness Area status can be determined by visiting the DoctorConnect website.

The College administers an annual application process for funding. For how RSL funding can be spent and what the payment process is, view the College RSL Guidelines.

The aim of the PICS allowance is to support delivery of the Program in private sector settings. The Private Infrastructure and Clinical supervision (PICS) Program provides additional funding for STP posts.

The Program was managed for all posts by the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) until 2017. From 2018 the College has been administering PICS payments for eligible STP training positions, in accordance with the PICS allowance guidelines.

The STP through the Department of Health designed and developed an online portal where Colleges can submit progress reports electronically and elect to receive Recipient Created Tax Invoices (RCTI) which provides a more streamlined and efficient payment process between the Department and the Colleges. The main purpose of the portal is to provide the Department with the most up to date and accurate information on STP funded training posts. The STP Portal was used for reporting by the RCPA for the first time in August 2018. The College enters post data from the progress reports submitted by each STP training setting.

Please visit the Department of Health website for more information about the STP and the STP new position process.

If you wish to participate in the 2022 new STP post process, please complete the following steps:

  1. Register an account on the Account Registration - 2022 STP New Post Process page. Once your account registration is submitted an email will be sent with a password setup from
    Please make sure you check your spam/junk folders if your email hasn’t arrived within 30 minutes after submission. If you don’t receive your password after 1 hour after submission, please contact
  2. Use your log on details (email and password created) to register your Application – 2022 STP New Post Process to complete this process. On successful submission of an application, you will be emailed a receipt.
    Please check your spam/junk folders if your email hasn’t arrived within 30 minutes after submission from
    Please contact if you have further questions about registering for the STP new post process.

All queries regarding RCPA STP new position process can be directed to

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