Vocational Training Standards
The RACGP is responsible for developing and maintaining the standards of general practice in Australia.
The RACGP Vocational Training Standards set out the quality measure for providers of
general practice training, training posts that provide the invaluable learning environments and experiences for registrars, and the supervisors who mentor, train, assess and support them.
The new Vocational Training Standards are introduced into a number of RTPs willing to be early implementers during 2013. With a focus on outcomes rather than the means by which they are reached, the new standards offer RTPs far greater flexibility to meet the standards in ways that are most appropriate to their setting and operations.
If you would like to be one of the early implementers of the new standards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . The new standards and the draft User’s Guide is available here
RACGP Curriculum for Australian General Practice
In 2010 the new curriculum was launched and in 2013 the first round of exam candidates will be assessed against it. The curriculum is a dynamic document that addresses the essential learning needs of vocational general practitioners at every stage of their learning life. The curriculum supports medical educators provide candidates with a solid foundation of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes.
For ease of access, the curriculum can be downloaded to computers, tablets and phones. Please see the curriculum site.
RTP accreditation is currently undertaken against GPET, RACGP and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) standards. The Bi-College RTP accreditation project is underway to streamline this process. The aim of the Bi-College RTP accreditation project is to develop an RTP accreditation framework for a Bi-College Led model. The model leverages the best features in the existing accreditation framework with improvements embedded to reduce administrative tasks, improve site visits and information gathering, improve data sharing and reporting timeline and increased focus on quality improvement and feedback loop.