PMCV will administer the Rural Generalist Advanced Skills Match on behalf of the Victorian Rural Generalist Program and the Victorian Department of Health.

Rural Generalist Advanced (RGA) training provides doctors working in rural and regional Victoria with access to training in the additional skills required to meet the medical service needs of their rural communities. Successful completion of at least 12-months training in an advanced skill is a mandatory requirement of Rural Generalist training.

The Victorian Rural Generalist Program have developed Rural Generalist Advanced Post Guidelines for 2024, please find this document within the Reading Material section.

For more information about the positions available including the position descriptions, go to the VRGP website.

Key Dates

Match Applications Open

3 June 2024

Match Applications Close

19 June 2024

Video Interviews

21 June to 23 June

Health Service Assessment and Selection Period

1 July to 19 July

Results Published

1 August 2024

This is a brief overview of the Eligibility Criteria, detailed information can be found within the Match Rules

Be on a recognised Training Program

1. Rural Generalist* registrars on, or awaiting acceptance on to, a recognised training pathway such as:

  • Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPT) or College led training pathways
  • Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Independent Pathway (IP) or Rural Generalist Training Scheme (RGTS)

2. Fellowed General Practitioners (FRACGP) obtaining advanced skills to become a Rural Generalist.

3. Existing Rural Generalists (FACRRM, or FRACGP with FARGP) who wish to undertake a second advanced skill to fill an identified community need.

     RACGP candidates must enrol in FARGP prior to commencement of the RGA position.

Be registered with the VRGP

Candidates must have registered with VRGP. The time of registration may impact on the priority group allocated.

Have full General Medical Registration

All candidates must have full General medical registration in Australia at the time of application.

RACGP applicants – Meet requirements of Hospital Based Experience

Candidates training towards FRACGP will need to provide evidence that they will satisfy all the requirements of hospital-based training before commencement in the RGA position.

Declare any Grants and Funding

All candidates must declare if they are in receipt of other training or research grants which they may be simultaneously receiving during the RGA training period.

Additional Criteria

Candidates may be required to confirm with PMCV via the registration process, and later by providing to Health Services, mandatory workforce details such as:

  • BBS or equivalent qualification
  • Current and satisfactory Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • Evidence of an active Medicare provider and prescriber number

*A Rural Generalist registrar is considered a registrar training towards a FACRRM and/or the FRACGP plus FARGP (not FRACGP in isolation). RACGP PEP Program trainees are not eligible as they are unable to enrol in the FARGP.

Reading Materials


FAQs will be added throughout the Match process