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Exemption from accredited mental health training


To apply, GPs must:

  1. Complete the application for exemption from MHST and/or FPS ST.
  2. Attach evidence of formal mental health training and education. This includes copies of certificates of completion and/or academic transcripts.
  3. Provide evidence of MH/FPS CPD in the past 5 years if formal training was completed more than 5 years ago.
  4. Provide a current resume that includes your training history.
  5. Provide a letter of reference from a professional.
  6. Send all of the above to

The GPMHSC Committee will review your application for exemption. The GPMHSC Secretariat will notify applicants the outcome within 10 business days following the GPMHSC Committee meeting. If your application is successful, the GPMHSC will forward relevant details to Medicare Australia.

View GPMHSC Committee meeting dates.

Medicare Australia will mail you a letter (usually within 2–4 weeks after it receives notification from the GPMHSC) confirming your status.

For more information on applying for an exemption from MHST and/or FPS ST, please download the Mental health training standards 2023–25: a guide for general practitioners.


GPMHSC-Mental-health-training-standards-2023-25_A-guide-for-GPs.pdf Application for exemption from MHST and or FPS ST