Practice Experience Program Specialist (PEP SP) Participant Handbook - Partially Comparable Stream

Training program

Educational activities

Training program

Educational activities

Educational activities comprise mandatory and optional tasks to be completed during your training program. They have been designed to assist your transitioning to the Australian general practice context.

During your training program, you must complete three self-directed online modules covering the following topics:

  • Australian general practice skills,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and
  • Doctor’s health.

You will receive links to these modules once you have signed the program agreement and paid the program fees.

You may start completing the modules before you start work in your approved practice. We anticipate it will take you around 25 to 30 hours in total to complete all three modules.


Completing the three core modules is one of the FRACGP eligibility requirements.

Throughout your training program, you’ll be invited to attend monthly small group learning (SGL) sessions facilitated by an ME. Although these sessions are not mandatory, we encourage you to attend as they will assist in furthering your understanding of the Australian general practice context.

SGL sessions are semi-structured and tailored to the group’s learning needs. Topics covered could include:

  • Orientation to the program,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health,
  • General practice systems,
  • Clinical reasoning,
  • Preventative health care.

All sessions will be run via videoconferencing and last 1 to 1.5 hours each. Attendance will be generally capped at 20 participants so the sessions can be as interactive as possible. We will provide you with a calendar of SGL sessions and enrolment details when you commence your program.