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:
- 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).
- Successfully complete training in the early management of trauma and advanced life support (ALS)
- Demonstrate they are competent to deliver unsupervised general practice anywhere in Australia by successful completion of the College exams
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.
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.
Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Skill requirements
Registrars must complete training in the early management of trauma and advanced life support (ALS) skills as a requirement of vocational training and admission to RACGP Fellowship.
For full ALS requirements for registrars see here.
After attaining Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP), Fellows must demonstrate maintenance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills each triennium to meet ongoing RACGP Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) requirements, which commence upon acquiring RACGP Fellowship.
For full continuing professional requirements of RACGP Fellows including CPR skill, maintenance, see page 40 of RACGP QI&CPD Program 201416 triennium handbook here.
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.
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.