To be eligible for an SRSA grant you must live and work in a regional, rural or remote area (classified asĀ Modified Monash Model 2-7) and be part of a (non-GP) Australian/Australasian specialist medical college as a:

  • Fellow
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander trainee
  • Specialist International Medical Graduate under assessment

You can apply for up to $10,000 per CPD activity. You can apply for up to three CPD activities each round, but can only be awarded funding for one. For this reason, we ask you to rank your activities in order of preference.

Yes, although you can only be awarded a grant for one activity. For this reason, if you are applying for multiple activities we ask you to rank them in order of your preference.

From Grant Round 7 onwards, CPD activities can be completed in Australia or New Zealand. New Zealand-based activities must be run or supported by Australian/Australasian specialist medical college.

For all previous rounds, CPD activities can be completed in Australia only.


However, in-person or blended CPD activities may be prioritised over fully online courses. This is because of the extra networking and peer support opportunities that they provide.

You can apply for all forms of CPD that align with college requirements and can be completed within the grant round timeframe (15 months).

For example, clinical placements, mentoring, peer review, workshops, courses, conferences and meetings.

To increase your chance of being awarded a grant:

  • Make the benefits of the CPD activity to you and the community/ies you serve clear
  • Make the ways you will translate your learnings into practice clear
  • Apply for more active learning, such as clinical placement, peer review or practical workshops

Applications usually exceed available funds. If you miss out, please re-apply during the next round.

You will be reimbursed after you have completed your CPD activity.

We will ask you to send us your receipts and complete a short evaluation survey. Once this is done, we will reimburse you for your expenses into your nominated bank account.


This is very important as we can only reimburse you for expenses if you have a receipt or other proof of purchase.