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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) curricula and other important documents. If you are considering another ARST post not listed such as population health or sexual health you can submit an application to the Rural Censor at fargp@racgp.org.au 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.

Please note that if you wish to submit applications for exemption prior to enrolment, this process may incur an administrative fee. This fee will be deducted from the enrolment fee, upon enrolment.

Downloads

Guideline

"Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) guidelines" is currently being updated and will be available in January 2018. Please email enquires to fargp@racgp.org.au

Practising GP – RPL Pathway

RPL FARGP Enrolment Form For Practising GPs
RPL FARGP Evidence Checklist

Registrar Pathway

FARGP Enrolment Form For General Practice Registrars

Advanced Rural Skills Training – Curricula

 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health ARST Curriculum

Adult Internal Medicine

Adult Internal Medicine ARST Curriculum Statement
Adult Internal Medicine ARST Curriculum Overview

 
Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia ARST Curriculum

ARST Forms

ARST Exemption Form
ARST Notification Form For Registrars

 
Child Health

Child Health ARST Curriculum

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine ARST Curriculum

 
Mental Health

Mental Health ARST Curriculum
Mental Health for Practising GPs - RPL Form

Mental Health General Practice Registrars Logbook
 
Mental Health For Practising GP ARST Curriculum Logbook

Small Town Rural General Practice (STRGP)

Small Town Rural General Practice ARST Curriculum
Small Town Rural General Practice ARST Accreditation Guidelines

 
Obstetrics

DRANZCOG Curriculum
DRANZCOG Handbook

Palliative Care

Palliative Care ARST Curriculum

 
Surgery

Surgery ARST Curriculum

 

Community – Based Project

Exemption form rural general practice community project
Guidelines for a rural general practice community-focused project

Other

Order Form For A Replacement FARGP Certificate

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 fargp@racgp.org.au.

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 rural@racgp.org.au. 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 rural@racgp.org.au.