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).

Page last updated: 17 May 2016

Rural LAP enables eligible health professionals to access continuing professional development or to take leave for recreation purposes. It supports health workforce in rural locations, as well as enhancing the rural and remote health workforce capacity. The Rural LAP also benefits urban health professionals wishing to experience rural or remote practice by undertaking a locum placement or for GPs to undertake additional training so that they undertake locum work in non-urban Australia.

More information is available on Rural LAP website

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