Fellowship Support Program (FSP)

Supporting GPs in Training on the General Practice Experience Pathway to prepare for Fellowship.

Fellowship Support Program (FSP)

Supporting GPs in Training on the General Practice Experience Pathway to prepare for Fellowship.

What is the Fellowship Support Program (FSP)?

The FSP is a new education and training program to support doctors on the General Practice Experience (GPE) Pathway when the Department of Health subsidy for the Practice Experience Program (PEP) ends in June 2023.
  • Self-funded
  • 24-month program (four semesters) 
  • Two intakes per year
  • Applications for the first intake will open on Monday 4 July 2022 (until Friday 15 July 2022), with eligible applicants completing the entry assessment in October 2022.
  • First intake commences on 23 January 2023
  • Access to A1 Medicare rebates if working on an RACGP FSP issued Provider Number whilst in the education and training component and whilst sitting exams.
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizenship, or Temporary or Permanent resident.
  •  General or limited medical registration (Level 2 supervision and above, at the point of application, only) enabling full scope of practice.
  • Must be employed or have an employment offer in comprehensive general practice in an MMM 2-7 location at the time of application.
  • Must work in a training location that complies with the General Practice Fellowship Program Placement Guidelines if a Provider Number under the FSP is required.
  • Eligible applicants will be required to enrol in the FSP entry assessment.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of one exam semester remaining to complete all Fellowship examinations, as per the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy

For more detailed information see FSP fees.  
 

Description Cost
FSP entry assessment – Candidate Assessment Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT-FSP) $725 AUD
Year 1 (cost per semester) With own Supervisor: $10,000 AUD/per semester
With remote Supervision: $13,000 AUD/per semester
Year 2 (cost per semester) With own Supervisor: $6,000 AUD/per semester
With remote Supervision: $8,000 AUD/per semester
RACGP Membership fee (Registrar) 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 (pro-rata) $474 AUD
  • Workplace-based assessments and learning activities to inform training and progress towards Fellowship.
  • Regular case-review and supervision by accredited supervisors.
  • Individualised support from a Program Training Advisor and Medical Educator Mentor.
  • Small and large group learning opportunities.
  • Access to the RACGP curriculum-based education modules and focused exam preparation resources.
  • Existing exam candidacy will be suspended until you satisfactorily complete the education and training requirements of the program.

Your FSP FAQs

Our list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) addresses several topics that potential applicants are likely to ask.

FSP fees

The FSP is self-funded by participants and the cost can vary depending on your access to and level of supervision. Review the breakdown of FSP fees.

FSP Application Handbook

To help you better understand the application and selection process, we’ve developed an FSP Application Handbook.

We’re here to help

If you have any queries, you can call us on 1800 472 247 or email fspadmin@racgp.org.au.

Please be mindful that we are still in the approval process for some stages of this program and when we can release more information, we will. You can register your interest if you’d like to be kept up to date with newly released information.