Curricula classifications relate to the assessment of curricula and does not reflect the outcome of your comparability assessment.
Comparability assessments are based on a number of criteria, the outcome of which is determined after RACGP medical assessors have reviewed your complete application.
If your curriculum has been assessed as Substantially Comparable or Partially Comparable, your specialist general practice qualification is considered to have a recognised curriculum.
Curricula classification will be reviewed every five years or upon release of new curricula.
PEP Specialist Stream eligibility requirements
Specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs) must undertake a comparability assessment to determine eligibility to apply for entry into the PEP Specialist Stream Program.
Please read the Practice Experience Program – Specialist Stream Comparability Policy and review the list of comparability assessment criteria before you apply for a comparability assessment here.
There are three parts to the application process for assessing your eligibility to enter the Program:
Part A – Comparability assessment
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a specialist general practice qualification with a recognised curriculum and provide evidence of the training route completed and assessments undertaken
- Assessment type - completed a summative assessment comprising both theoretical and practical components equivalent to those utilised within the RACGP examinations.
- Recency of practice - your experience within both the last 12 months and last four years must meet the requirements of the Practice Experience Program – Specialist Stream Assessment of Recency Policy
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - completion of 50 hours CPD in the last 12 months
- Continuity of practice - explain any gaps in clinical practice of longer than three months
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for the PEP Specialist Stream, you may consider the Fellowship Support Program (FSP) to support your journey to the FRACGP. Please refer to the Fellowship Pathways Policy Framework for further information.
Applicants who receive a comparability outcome categorisation of Substantially Comparable or Partially Comparable will proceed to Part B.
Part B – Job offer approval application
- Your job must meet the minimum part-time requirement of 14.5 hours over 2 days
- Your job must be in comprehensive general practice in an approved practice location
These definitions are found in the Assessment of General Practice Experience Policy
Applicants with an approved job offer will proceed to Part C.
Part C – Right to work application
Applicants must provide evidence of the following:
- Visa details including evidence of visa type
- Health workforce certificate
- Australian medical registration
Curricula assessed as Substantially Comparable
|Master of Specialisation in General Medicine, University of Liège
|Certification in the College of Family Physicians
|Fellow of Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
|Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners
|Membership of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia
|Specialist in Family Medicine
|Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
|Specialist in Family and Community Medicine
|Certificate of Specific Training for General Practice
|Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Curricula assessed as Partially Comparable
|Master in Family Medicine, National University of Malaysia
|Certificate of Specific Training for General Practice
|Diplomate of Family and Community Medicine
|Saudi Board in Family Medicine
|Master of Medicine in Family Medicine
|Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa – FCFP(SA)
|MD Family Medicine
(Family Medicine Specialist Board certification required)
|Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners International -South Asia
|Certification of the American Board of Family Medicine
Curricula assessed as Not Comparable
|Diploma of General Practitioner
|General Medicine specialist
|Master of Family Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven
|Master of General Practice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
|Primary Care Specialist, Federal University of Parana
|Master Degree of Family Medicine
|Certification of Further Education in the Area of General Practice
|Membership in Family Medicine (MGCP Family Medicine)
|Arab Board of Health Specializations in Family Medicine
|Diplomate of National Board for the Practice of Family Medicine
|Post graduate diploma in Family Medicine, Christian Medical College
|Masters of Family Medicine
|General Practice Specialty Qualification
|Doctor of Medicine in General Practice and Emergency Medicine, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Services
|Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in Family Medicine
|Member of the West African College of Physicians (Family Medicine)
|Specialist General Practice Qualification
|Specialization Program in Family Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College
|Specialist in General Practice and Family Medicine
|Doctor of Medicine (General Practice)
|Master of Family Medicine
|Postgraduate Training Diploma - General Practitioner
|Family Medicine Specialist
|Board Certified Family Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
Curricula not listed
If you hold the International Conjoint Fellowship of the RACGP (ICFRACGP) and you wish to apply for the PEP Specialist Stream, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
If your curriculum is not listed, your training curriculum has not been assessed against the RACGP Curriculum. Your curriculum must be assessed before you can apply for a comparability assessment.
To have your curriculum assessed, you must provide the following:
- An official copy of your specialist general practice college/training organisation/Medical Board training curriculum
- An official letter from your Training Organisation confirming:
- this is their curriculum;
- curriculum year;
- the specialist general practice qualification it leads to; and
- the year you obtained this qualification.
To support your curriculum comparison application, please also provide an official document from the college, training organisation or Medical Board that outlines their good medical practice guidelines and ethics.
If any of these documents are not in English, you must provide a copy of the original and an official English translation.
Please complete the interactive application form, print, sign and return all documents to the RACGP scanned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum assessments take up to 10 weeks to assess. Assessors will review your specialist colleges’ curriculum against the RACGP curriculum.