RACGP Vocational Training Standards
Following a process of collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders and members of College committees, the RACGP VT Standards and the accompanying documentation were endorsed by the RACGP Council in August 2013.
The outcomes-based standards:
- reflect the latest international thinking in setting and maintaining standards
- enable flexibility for RTPs and doctors in training
- are context driven and open the door to innovation and quality improvement
- embed a focus on outcomes attainment during vocational training
- promote an enhanced focus on continuous quality improvement in registrar training.
The RACGP VT Standards are the standards against which RTPs will be measured during Bi-College RTP Accreditation, annual reporting and conditions or recommendations monitoring. In collaboration with the RACGP they will be used to create new benchmarks for excellence in general practice training.
While the RACGP VT Standards have incorporated the best of the 2005 Standards, there have been some very important improvements. RTPs have more freedom to decide how to manage the training program under the RACGP VT Standards however, they will still need to seek the guidance of and permission from the RACGP in a few key areas such as models of supervision and training post accreditation.
Models of Supervision
The RACGP VT Standards allow for increased flexibility in how supervision is offered to doctors in training – especially those in rural and remote areas.
Under the standards, models of supervision need to be approved by the RACGP.
Approved models of supervision are available to enable RTPs to select a model that may be relevant to their situation. Models may be adapted but the RTP will need to make an application to the RACGP to have the model approved.
As more models are approved, they will be uploaded to this site.