Supervisor professional development


Review your GP supervisor professional development requirements and learn about requirements for new supervisors.

 

Supervisor professional development


Review your GP supervisor professional development requirements and learn about requirements for new supervisors.

 

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Professional development requirements for current supervisors

There are no mandated minimum requirement of supervisor professional development (PD) in 2023 for currently accredited supervisors. 

National supervisor PD expectations for accredited supervisors from 2024, are yet to be determined. Supervisors will be involved in these decisions.  



Our 2023 focus 

The focus of PD in 2023 for established supervisor will be familiarisation with our approach to GP training and our platforms. 
  • We will provide resources and education to support you with in-practice teaching, registrar workplace-based assessments, and completing reporting requirements. 
  • We will contact you frequently and where possible will visit your practice. 
  • We will establish local supervisor peer support meetings to build relationships between supervisors and our program staff. 
  • We will offer and support a range of supervisor PD activities similar to those offered by RTOs. These will include online learning modules, webinars, and regional workshops. 
  • If you are currently accredited, we will recognise your previously completed PD. 


Professional development requirements for new supervisors 

From 2023 new supervisors will be required to complete a Foundations of GP Supervision course before being accredited as a supervisor. 

Foundations of GP Supervision 

  • consists of eight modules 
  • can be completed entirely online or by a combination of online and face-to-face workshops 
  • will take one to two days to complete. 

New primary supervisors 

  • will complete the first seven modules before their registrar commences 
  • will complete a final module designed to reinforce learning from the earlier modules, 6-12 months after the registrar commences. 

New secondary supervisors  

  • will be required to complete three modules prior to commencement. 

Training support

General Practitioner Training Support Line:
1800 472 247
agpt.support@racgp.org.au