Rural Intern Training Allowance
The Rural Intern Training Allowance (RITA) is a new Allowance established under the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement. This new Allowance complements the existing CPE/Professional Development Allowance. It will provide financial support to assist intern pharmacists from rural and remote areas to access compulsory intern training program activities. The Allowance will be awarded to intern pharmacists only.
RITA will provide funding for at least 200 rural interns per financial year for a maximum of $1,500 per intern to enable them to defray travel and accommodation costs associated with undertaking compulsory intern training workshops, training days and examinations.
RITA is open to those who meet the following eligibility criteria. Applicants must:
- be an Australian citizen, or permanent resident of Australia (certified copy of; passport photo page, Australian birth certificate, Australian citizenship certificate);
- be an intern pharmacist;
- reside and work in a rural or remote area of Australia; and
- provide evidence to validate claims, eg proof of attendance and receipts.
How to apply for RITA:
Applications for this Allowance are submitted online. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.
For a copy of the 5CPA General Terms and Conditions, please click here
For examples of people who can certify documents, click here
For further information, please contact the Rural Pharmacy Workforce Team on (02) 6270 1888 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement