GP and Primary Care Useful Links

Diabetes monitoring at the Devonport Community and Health Services CentreThe following links are useful tools to access relevant information, education and resources for Tasmanian General Practitioners:

Credentialling and Defining Scope of Practice

To work in a Tasmanian Health Service rural hospital, and / or one of the tertiary Tasmania hospitals, General Practitioners need to be credentialled and have their scope of practice determined by the THS Credentialing Committee.  The process of determining scope of practice includes, but is not limited to, analysis of credentials, AHPRA registration requirements and facility capabilities.

Specialist GPs are credentialed by the committee to work in Tasmanian Health facilities as independent practitioners.

GP Registrars working in District Hospitals also need to go through a credentialing process and are credentialed by the local Executive Director of Medical Services. They are not expected to have Fellowship or ongoing CPD, however they are expected to present evidence of current ALS2 or equivalent certification. GP Registrars are expected to continue to work under supervision as per training requirements. This supervision may be off site if appropriate to level of training and facility requirements.

Applications for credentialing must be made through EQUIFAX eCredentialling which  is a secure online portal for health practitioners to create and manage their own online career profile. To process an application, a Specialist GP  will need provide  their CV, medical degree, Fellowship, evidence of current College CPD, and evidence of current ALS2 or equivalent certification for those working in Tier 1 District Hospitals with emergency facilities as depicted in Schedule 2 of the Rural Medical Practitioners  (Public Sector) Agreement 2017).

To find out more about the Tasmanian state-wide eCredential system contact:

Doctor Connect

The Department of Health and Ageing Doctor Connect aims to provide a range of information to doctors about incentives available to work in regional, rural and remote Australia. It also provides a starting point for overseas trained doctors and potential employers.

HR+ Tasmania

HR+ Tasmania provides a tailored recruitment service to GP practices and doctors seeking to work in General Practice in Tasmania.

Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

The Remote Vocational Training Scheme is a vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout Australia. The training provided meets the requirements for Fellowship of both ACRRM and RACGP.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

The The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is Australia's largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners.

The College's mission is to improve health and wellbeing for all Australians by supporting general practitioners, registrars and medical students by assessing doctors' skills and knowledge, supplying ongoing professional development activities, developing resources and guidelines, helping general practitioners with issues that affect their practice and development standards that general practices use as part of the accreditation process.

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is one of two colleges in Australia that are responsible for setting and arbitrating standards for the medical speciality of general practice.

The College is responsible for setting professional standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development. It also plays an important role in supporting medical students and junior doctors considering a career in rural practice.

General Practice Training Tasmania (GPTT)

General Practice Training Tasmania offers interesting training possibilities combined with an excellent lifestyle in a beautiful state. It is known for its high quality, well organised program, including unique educational experiences.