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Essential FARGP and ARST Curriculum Information

Welcome to the Essential FARGP Information page, which includes downloads for our Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST) curriculums and other important documents. If you are considering another ARST post not listed such as dermatology or sexual health you can submit an application to the Rural Censor at to have a post approved, for the purposes of the FARGP. This application should demonstrate the theoretical and clinical components with details of the learning outcomes, assessment criteria and discipline appropriate supervision.

Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) 

The RACGP Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP)  has been designed to build participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to medical emergencies. Completion of the CEMP Advanced course meets one of the requirements of the FARGP emergency medicine module. Course details, dates and enrolment forms can be found at this link

FARGP timeframe policy

FARGP candidates are given a maximum timeframe of 4 years (FTE) to complete the FARGP requirements 

To assist registrars in completing the FARGP requirements during their GP training, a further 12 months (FTE) from the RACGP Fellow date to complete the non-clinical requirements as a registrar is permitted. After this time registrars will be withdrawn from the FARGP and will need to re-enroll in the FARGP practising GP pathway. 

A FARGP candidate will be withdrawn from RACGP Rural should they: 

  • Fail to complete the FARGP requirements within 12-months (FTE) of their RACGP Fellow date (registrars only) or; 
  • Fail to complete the FARGP requirements within 4-years (FTE) of their enrolment date, without requesting a special circumstances extension RACGP Rural. 

FARGP withdrawal policy

This policy relates to any activities undertaken as part of the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP). 

If the request to withdraw is received within 7 days following confirmation of enrolment and prior to the first login to the FARGP Online Learning Platform, the candidate will be eligible to apply for a refund of the program fee less a $300 withdrawal administration fee. 

If the request to withdraw is received more than 7 days following confirmation of enrolment or after the first login to the FARGP Online Learning Platform, the withdrawal fee will be the entire program fee. 

Requests for withdrawal should be submitted in writing to: Manager, RACGP Rural via

The RACGP Academic Misconduct Policy also applies to all areas of the FARGP.

FARGP feedback

RACGP Rural works daily with members across Australia to assist them to meet their continuing professional development requirements. The RACGP Rural team collaborates with general practitioners to ensure education programs are designed and delivered by GPs and reflect the challenges of working in rural Australia. Feedback from GPs enrolled in the program, or from GPs interested in taking part, is always welcome. Feedback can be sent to the RACGP Rural Manager via Members or stakeholders wishing to raise opportunities or issues with the Rural Education Committee can address their feedback to Rural Education Committee Chair and send it to


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