AST is similar to Registrar training for other disciplines. It is usually undertaken in a provincial hospital and remunerated at PHO level.
In some instances, AST can be undertaken rurally; Indigenous Health AST is often undertaken during rural placement, however, regardless of AST location, a Trainee should be at PHO level unless otherwise negotiated.
After training is complete, you may be offered a Senior Medical Officer (Provisional Fellow) appointment, if employed in a hospital setting. For more detailed information, read the
Rural Generalist Medical Officers Positions Guide