RDGP Education Program

RDGP coordinate professional networking and education through the implementation of an annual education calendar; enabling medical professionals to maintain their continuing professional education points.

A multidisciplinary approach is undertaken to ensure education is relevant to GPs, Nurses, Allied Health and other health professionals.

RDGP are accredited to attract GP continuing professional education points through the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

RDGP undertake a triennial education needs assessment of RDGP membership which informs topics and presenter selection. Expert presenters and visiting medical specialists are attracted from across the country to provide education and networking opportunities.

To view our education calendar, please click here. Some events listed on the calendar are identified as tentative dates, once these events are confirmed an event invitation and registration information will be uploaded to the event on the website.



RDGP Regional Education Committee

The education calendar is tailored to local needs and overseen by the Regional Education Committee. The Regional Education Committee is a volunteer committee that prioritises the local education needs and oversees the integrity of the RDGP education program.

Local representatives include:

  • Dr Andrew Searles (Chair)
  • Dr David Rosenthal
  • Dr Raphael Torome
  • Dr Ian Gartley
  • Sharlene Milich (RN)
  • Jenny Fieldhouse (Practice Manager)
  • Trish Vogel (CEO RiverDocs ED)
  • Leah Williams (Physiotherapist)



Financial Support & Grants 




On-Line Learning

Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online training – (RACGP)
(Active Learning Module) RACGP

Cost: Free for RACGP members, $179 for non-members

To enrol: Please call 1800 284 789 or click here for the website.


Mental Health Disorders Training for Rural Practitioners (ACRRM)

Cost: $615 for ACRRM members, $836 for non-members

Date: Throughout 2017

To enrol: Please call 1800 223 226 or click here for the website


Chronic Disease Management- Please click here for more information


If you are an ACRRM member the following modules are available free:

Module 1 – CDSM Models   Chronic Disease Self-management (cdsm) – Module 1

Module 2 – Patient Self-Management Chronic Disease Self-management (cdsm) – Module 2

Module 3 – Tools and Standards Chronic Disease Self-management (cdsm) – Module 3

Module 4 – Lifestyle and Risk Modification Chronic Disease Self-management (cdsm) – Module 4

Module 5 – State and National Management Programs Chronic Disease Self-management (cdsm) – Module 5

Module 6 – Cultural Awareness Chronic Disease Self-management (cdsm) – Module 6


Ombudsman SA: Information Sharing Guidelines

Introduction to Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting Safety and Wellbeing is a brief 15 minute overview of the ISG, useful for general staff induction and for those staff who may need to know about the ISG but will not necessarily be called on to apply it in their work.

Information Sharing Guidelines for Promoting Safety and Wellbeing Induction for Staff and Supervisors targets front line staff, supervisors and policy makers who need to have a very detailed knowledge of the ISG because they will apply the ISG in their daily work or supervise those who do. This course is highly interactive and has a number of assessment activities and takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete.



External Education Opportunities

Click on the links below to view education courses available around Australia from a number of providers:

RACGP: Please click here

SAPMEA: Please click here

ACRRM: Please click here

CSAPHN: Please click here

RDWA: Please click here

AAPM: Please click here

APNA: Please click here

AMPHEaT: Please click here