Program length


The education component of the FSP is two years (four terms) and this timeframe is to give registrars the best possible opportunity to gain the experience required, and the time to adequately prepare for the exams.

The post-education component of the FSP is up to three years (36 months), during which you should commence sitting exams as soon as you have met all exam eligibility criteria.


Registrars from the cohort 2024.2 (commencing July 2024), and onwards, will generally not be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE), which would reduce the program time, unless they have previously voluntarily withdrawn from Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) or the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS). If you have previously voluntarily withdrawn from these programs, you will need to discuss your individual circumstances with a member of the team.

If you commenced the FSP in July 2023 or January 2024 you may still be eligible for RPLE. Please refer to the Registrar handbook for further information.