Yes, it's required that FSP participants will work in a practice that is accredited against the RACGP Standards for General Practices (5th edition). If your practice is not currently general practice accredited to these standards, the practice must agree to take steps to undertake accreditation and show evidence of progression towards compliance within six months. If your practice is unable to demonstrate significant progression towards accreditation after this time, we will work with you to find an alternative placement.
To be accredited as a training site the practice must also meet the RACGP Accreditation Standards - guide to implementation for Training Sites and Supervisors, which flow from the RACGP Training Standards 3rd edition.
Some sites may already be accredited for the AGPT program in which case your practice will be considered as an accredited training site.
Supervisors must meet the RACGP Accreditation Standards - guide to implementation for Training Sites and Supervisors, which includes Supervisors being vocationally registered and no conditions on Ahpra registration. Supervisors will be required to complete professional development modules within six months.
If you are working in a practice that has not previously been accredited for GP training, the RACGP will support you and your practice to achieve the required standard.