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RESP Programs

RESP has been SA’s rural GPs’ centrepiece emergency skills education program for almost 20 years, having been developed specifically for SA’s rural GPs, with their education needs at its heart.

Continuous evolution and expansion of RESP has ensured it remains at the forefront of clinical emergency education for rural GPs, GP obstetricians and GP anaesthetists in SA.

This year, between September 2021 and June 2022, we will be running 12 RESP courses - eight RESP critical care and four procedural - two RESP Obstetrics and two RESP Anaesthetics.  

Eligible rural GPs and rural GP registrars will be able to apply for a RESP place through two open application rounds.  One round will be run in September for courses through to January 2022, and the second round will open in November 2021 for the February to June 2022 courses.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm Thursday 30 September

Check the Program Guidelines for the eligibility and applicant priority processes.

RESP now comprises five key programs:

You can read more about any of these programs using the links.

SA’s regional Local Health Networks, through the Rural Support Service (RSS), fund RDWA to provide the RESP programs to rural GPs. 

Our education partner, LearnEM delivers the RESP from their facility at Hindmarsh. 

Learn EM’s highly-skilled multi-disciplinary education teams consistently deliver great training and education to rural GPs and GP proceduralists.

More than 2,000 GP participants have consistently rated their satisfaction with RESP’s educational content and delivery methods at higher than 9 out of 10 (average 93%.)


RESP Critical Care, Paediatrics, High Risk Emergencies, Obstetrics and Anaesthetics courses are all accredited professional development activities – PDP accredited activity (2020-22) Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and CPD accredited activity, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (40 points).

RESP Program Dates

Critical Care
Critical Care
Critical Care

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 October 2021
Sunday 24 October 2021
Friday 12 & Saturday 13 November 2021
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 November 2021
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 December 2021
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 January 2022



For more information about these RESP Programs please contact:

PH 08 8234 8277
E resp@ruraldoc.com.au