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RESP Programs

The Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) is offered at different times throughout the year for eligible rural GPs and GP Registrars.

RESP is funded by SA’s regional LHNs to ensure access for GPs and GP registrars to high quality rural emergency skills training.  Courses include RESP Critical Care, Paediatrics, RESP Anaesthetics, RESP Obstetrics and RESP Foetal Surveillance Education Program

To see if you are eligible to apply for a funded place, please read the Program Guidelines.


You can apply for courses that are open in the table below by using the Apply tab.  Please contact us if you would like more information resp@ruraldoc.com.au .

RESP Critical Care

Applications will open in late 2023 for courses in 2024.

RESP Paediatrics

Applications will open in late 2023 for courses in 2024.

RESP Obstetrics

Applications will open in early 2024.

Foetal Surveillance Education

Applications will open in early 2024.

RESP Anaesthetics

Applications will open in late 2023 for courses in 2024.



LearnEM delivers the RESP workshops from their facility at Hindmarsh. Travel and accommodation subsidy is available for eligible applicants.


RESP Critical Care, Paediatrics, High Risk Emergencies, Obstetrics and Anaesthetics courses are all accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. RESP Critical Care is accredited for 13.5 hrs Educational Activity and 18 hrs Reviewing Performance. RESP Obstetrics is accredited for 11 hrs Educational Activity and 14.5 hrs Reviewing Performance. Accreditation hours for RESP Anaesthetics and Paediatrics is currently being confirmed.

You may also be eligible for the Rural Procedural Grants Program https://www.health.gov.au/our-work/rpgp


For more information about these RESP Programs please contact:
Andrea Brown, Manager Future Workforce
PH 08 8234 8277
E resp@ruraldoc.com.au