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HECS Reimbursement Scheme
The HECS Reimbursement Scheme reimburses a proportion of a medical student’s standard Commonwealth Supported (CSP) HECS-HELP debt for every year they train or provide medical services in eligible rural and remote communities.
Under the scheme, doctors can reduce the period for reimbursement of the cost of their medical studies from 5 years to 2 years, depending on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) location of their training or practice.
Reimbursements are scaled as follows:
No. of years to receive reimbursement for a standard HECS-HELP place
The scaling of HECS-HELP reimbursement payments was introduced as an initiative of the Rural Health Workforce Strategy. The scheme offers the greatest rewards to doctors who are willing to train or provide medical services in the most remote areas.
How to applyGet an application form
or call The Department of Human Services on 1800 010 550.
More informationHECS Reimbursement Scheme - FAQs
HECS Reimbursement Scheme - Guidelines