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Bonded Scholars

Bonded Scholars

Reforms to the Bonded Medical Program from 1 January 2020

The Bonded Medical Program aims to provide more Australian trained doctors where there are workforce shortages, particularly in rural and remote Australia.

There are two schemes under the Bonded Medical Program; the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) scheme and the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) scheme.

A new Bonded Medical Program commenced on 1 January 2020, with existing participants able to opt into the new arrangements.

To support the new arrangements for the Bonded Medical Program, the Australian Government Department of Health has developed an innovative IT system, the Bonded Return of Service System (BRoSS).

Key features of the reforms are:
  • A consistent three-year Return of Service Obligation (RoSO). BMP participants who have a 12 month RoSO will keep this under the new arrangements;

  • More options and flexibility so it is easier for participants to complete their RoSO;

  • Replacement of the individual contract/deed of agreement with a statutory scheme;

  • A program-specific online web portal (BRoSS) and mobile phone application to allow participants to self-manage their RoSO; and

  • Support to all bonded participants through the Rural Workforce Agencies.

For further information on the new arrangements is available below:

Further information about the reforms can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website. Our teams are committed to supporting you. If you are a:

Bonded Student – please contact our Future Workforce Team at futureworkforce@healthworkforce.com.au

Our Future Workforce Team can inform you of events and programs to expose the options of working in Remote and Rural Queensland.

Bonded Scholar/Doctor – please contact our Health Workforce Solutions Team at hws@healthworkforce.com.au

Our Health Workforce Solutions Team will provide you with tailored recruitment assistance, guidance, and support.

For all other opportunities within Queensland please follow this link.