The Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Program is an Australian Government initiative to support health care professionals in rural and remote Australia through education and training opportunities. The Program commenced in 2010 as a consolidation of previous training initiatives for rural health professionals, including the Support Scheme for Rural Specialists (SSRS).
RHCE is split into two streams. Stream One (this website) is managed by the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges, and supports medical specialists with the exception of general practitioners. Stream Two is managed by the National Rural Health Alliance, and supports general practitioners, nurses, allied health workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
RHCE Stream One works to support, sustain and expand a high quality and appropriate specialist workforce for rural and remote Australia, with the ultimate aim of ensuring high quality and accessible specialist care for all Australians no matter where they live.