Different Pathways


Expanding Opportunities for
General Registration GPs in Australia:

Breaking Down 19AA Legislative Restrictions

Are you a General Registration GP in Australia who has completed the RACGP PEP via the Standard Pathway and holds Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency? If so, you’re in luck! There’s a pathway that exempts you from certain legislative restrictions, significantly expanding your work options.

Let’s dive into the details:

Understanding 19AA Legislative Restrictions

Firstly, it’s essential to grasp the context of the 19AA legislative restrictions. These regulations limit where certain medical practitioners, including General Registration GPs, can work based on factors like location and visa status. For many, these restrictions have posed challenges in finding suitable employment opportunities, particularly in metropolitan areas.

The PEP Advantage

However, if you’re on the path to obtaining fellowship with RACGP through the Practice Experience Program (PEP), you’re in a unique position. Completing the PEP via the Standard Pathway grants you exemptions from some of these restrictions, opening up a world of possibilities.

Expanded Work Opportunities

Under this exemption, you’re eligible to work in Approved Medical Deputising Services (AMDS) and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) clinics in Modified Monash Model (MMM) 1 locations. These clinics do not need to be classified as District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) for that area, as Aboriginal health services automatically receive a DWS status.

Breaking Down the Requirements

For AMDS roles, there’s a slight additional requirement. You’ll also need to work concurrently at a daytime clinic in MMM 2-7 locations. This condition ensures that healthcare services are provided across various settings, benefiting both practitioners and patients.

Simplifying the Process

To take advantage of these expanded opportunities, all you need to do is apply for a change in circumstances via your PEP portal. The RACGP Approved Placement PEP team will conduct a full review for practice and placement approval, streamlining the process for you.

The Metropolitan Advantage

This exemption paves the way for General Registration GPs to work in metro areas closer to the city, whereo there’s often high demand for healthcare services. By removing barriers to entry, more practitioners can contribute their skills and expertise to meet the needs of diverse communities.

The exemption from 19AA legislative restrictions for General Registration GPs completing the RACGP PEP via the Standard Pathway is a game-changer. It not only expands job opportunities but also fosters a more inclusive and accessible healthcare system across Australia. So if you’re on this journey, rest assured that the doors are wide open for you to make a meaningful impact in the medical field.



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