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Becoming a GP in Australia

Vocational Training Pathway

This handbook outlines the training, assessment and administrative requirements all registrars must complete to be admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Requirements for the Vocational Training Pathway

Registrars undertaking vocational training must:

  1. Complete training in either an Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program or the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS), both of which are recognised by the RACGP. When all requirements are satisfactorily completed the, Regional Training Provider (RTP) certifies Completion of Training (COT).
  2. Successfully complete training in the early management of trauma and advanced life support (ALS)
  3. Demonstrate they are competent to deliver unsupervised general practice anywhere in Australia by successful completion of the College exams

Vocational training

Two organisations coordinate the selection of medical practitioners into general practice training in Australia; AGPT, and RVTS. Regional training providers (RTPs) deliver the training program.

Registrars apply to GPET for entry to the program. Please see AGPT or RVTS for further information.

Paediatrics terms

The RAGCP Board of Censors have approved a policy relating to paediatric terms for AGPT registrars. Please see the RACGP Paediatric Term Requirements policy attached below.

The College exams

The exams may be attempted prior to the completion of training in line with the eligibility criteria as set out in the Registrar Handbook.

For all information regarding the Exams, please see the exam handbook.

RPL policy

The RAGCP Board of Censors have approved a policy relating to principles and application process relating the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for AGPT registrars. Please see the RACGP RPL Policy attached below.

Downloads

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Registrar Handbook 2014.1 (pdf 49KB)

This handbook outlines the training, assessment and administrative requirements all registrars must complete to be admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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Exam handbook (pdf 646KB)

College Exam Venue Allocation, Assessment Methods Assessment Performance Reporting Enrolment Procedures Rules and their observances for the conduct of RACGP examinations

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Recognition of prior learning policy (pdf 44KB)

This policy describes the requirements and guidelines for the application and assessment of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) registrars undertaking the Vocational Training Pathway of the RACGP

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Paediatric Term Requirements Policy (pdf 55KB)

This policy describes the paediatrics competencies and some ways of structuring training to accommodate those in general practice (GP) training for Registrars on the Vocational Training Pathway to Fellowship of the RACGP.

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Registrar handbook companion document: ALS requirements (pdf 41KB)

This companion document clarifies the processes associated with certification of competency in management of trauma and ALS.

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