Fellowship Support Program (FSP)


Applications for the 2025.1 cohort open 10am AEST 22 July - 13 August 2024.

Fellowship Support Program (FSP)


Applications for the 2025.1 cohort open 10am AEST 22 July - 13 August 2024.

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Last updated 19 June 2024

What is the Fellowship Support Program (FSP)?

The Fellowship Support Program (FSP) is a self-funded education and training program to support non-vocationally registered doctors on their journey to Fellowship. It includes self-directed learning, in-practice learning, and workplace-based assessments (WBAs) for feedback and progress monitoring. Registrars work in accredited training practices under supervision.

  • Self-funded
  • Two intakes per year
  • Two components:
    • Education
      • Entry and selection
      • Education and training = 24-month program (four terms of 26 weeks)
    • Post-Education
      • Exam preparation
      • Fellowship assessments

FSP Application handbook
The handbook includes lots of useful information about the program, a step-by-step guide on how to apply and an eligibility checklist.

  Download a copy


Key Dates

Applications open 10am AEST Monday 22 July 2024
Applications close 11.59pm AEST Tuesday 13 August 2024
Eligibility outcomes finalised By 5pm AEST Thursday 12 September 2024
Program commencement Monday 6 January 2025


FSP Information Webinars

At these webinars we'll provide an overview of the FSP and the 2025.1 application and eligibility process. You can also ask our expert panel questions.

Date Time Registration
Wednesday 26 June 2024 7.30pm AEST Register here
Thursday 25 July 2024 7.30pm AEST Register here


FSP Application Explainer Videos
Our FSP explainer video series breaks down the program, eligibility criteria and how to apply.  






 

Need some help?

If you have any questions, please contact us on becomeagp@racgp.org.au. Our friendly team is on standby to help.

For more detailed information see FSP fees.  
 

Description Cost
Year 1 (cost per term, the registrar must secure a supervisor) $10,000 AUD/per term
Year 2 (cost per term, the registrar must secure a supervisor) $6,000 AUD/per term
RACGP Membership fee (Registrar) 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024 (pro-rata) $573 AUD per year

Registrars accepted into the program are invoiced up front, before each term, unless alternative payment arrangements are made with the College prior.

  • Workplace-based assessments and learning activities to inform training and progress towards Fellowship.
  • Regular case-review and supervision by accredited supervisors.
  • Individualised support from a Program Officer and Medical Educator.
  • Small group learning opportunities.
  • Access to the RACGP curriculum-based education modules and focused exam preparation resources.
  • Find more information in the FSP Training site and supervisor handbook

What does the post-education fee cover?

The post-education fee covers:

  • Program administration and IT infrastructure
  • Management of Medicare provider numbers
  • Monitoring exam eligibility and progress.

What is not covered by the fee:

  • attendance at optional paid exam preparation courses and workshops
  • travel, accommodation, and additional expenses that you may incur in the course of training
  • General Practice Experience Assessments
  • enrolment in Fellowship exams
  • application for RACGP Fellowship
  • remediation, if required.

Is the change training site/location fee specific to the post-education phase?

Yes. Rather than apply an increase to the annual fee for all applicants in post-education, a fee specifically for those who need to change practices after their education program period has been made to cover the administration costs of this process.

  • Please refer to the 'Fellowship exams' and 'Fellowship' sections in the Registrar Handbook for detailed information.

Your FSP FAQs


Our list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) addresses several topics that potential applicants are likely to ask.

FSP fees


The FSP is self-funded by participants. Review the breakdown of FSP fees.

FSP Resources and Handbooks


To help you understand and be prepared for specific stages of the FSP, please refer to the FSP resources.

FSP policies


The FSP is governed by specific RACGP policies. Please read these to understand what’s required of you during the educational phase and post-education phase of the program.

Medicare provider number


All FSP registrars are required to have an RACGP FSP Medicare provider number whilst on the program.

We’re here to help

If you have any queries, you can call us on 1800 472 247 or email becomeagp@racgp.org.au.