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Additional Assistance Scheme (AAS)

What it does

The AAS (also known as the Fellowship Support Scheme) provides case management and funding for eligible Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs) and Australian trained doctors who are working towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Participating doctors take part in courses and training to help them achieve Fellowship.

Only participants in the 5 Year OTD Scheme and / or Rural Locum Relief Program can be eligible for assistance under the AAS.

What it achieves

The scheme helps to strengthen the workforce in rural and remote Australia.

Want more info?

Rural Health Workforce Australia
Call (03) 9860 4700
or Go to RHWA website>
or Contact the Rural Workforce Agency in your state or territory:
Northern TerritoryNT Medicare Local(08) 8950 4800
QueenslandHealth Workforce Queensland(07) 3105 7800
WARural Health West(08) 6389 4500
SARural Doctors Workforce Agency(08) 8234 8277
NSWNSW Rural Doctors Network(02) 4924 8000
VictoriaRural Workforce Agency Victoria(03) 9349 7800
TasmaniaHealth Recruitment Plus(03) 6334 2355