Policy Update Notice - Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience Policy

8 July 2024

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has updated the Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience Policy.

The policy will come into immediate effect, superseding the previous corresponding policies as of Monday, 8 July 2024

What has changed?

Affected clause



7. RPLE for FSP registrars

Change to RPLE eligibility rule for FSP registrars.

From 2024.2:

  • FSP registrars will only be able to apply for RPLE for time spent on AGPT or RVTS.
  • Mandatory evidence will be required in their application to substantiate that their previous training time was completed to a satisfactory standard.
  • Only experience undertaken in the past 5 years prior to commencement of training will be considered.

Make RPLE application process more robust and educationally sound for FSP registrars.

When do these changes take place?
The changes take place 8 July 2024.

Where can I view the documents?
The new documents can be accessed below:

Program handbooks and guides can be accessed via the RACGP website.

What if I have questions?
If you have any enquiries relating to the updated handbook, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au