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.

Page last updated: 13 January 2019

The Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program supports health students to undertake rural training through a network of rural clinical schools, university departments of rural health, dental faculties offering extended rural placements, and the Northern Territory Medical Program (Flinders University). The program also supports 26 regional training hubs tasked with building medical training pathways within a region and guiding students and trainees through these. The aim of the RHMT Program is to improve the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Australia. There are 21 universities currently participating in the program across Australia.

In 2019, the Department of Health commissioned an independent evaluation of the RHMT program to be completed by mid-2020.

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program 2019 – 2020 Framework

PDF version: Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training RHMT Program Framework 2019-2020 (PDF 516 KB)
Word version: Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training RHMT Program Framework 2019-2020 (Word 26 KB)

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program – 2019 2020 Evaluation

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program – 2019-2020 Evaluation

Participating Universities

PDF version: Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program - Participating universities (PDF 276 KB)
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Regional Training Hubs

Regional Training Hubs

More Information

For more information email enquiries@health.gov.au