Applying for the FSP

Applying for the FSP

Application process

Refer to the FSP key dates dropdown on our homepage.

Yes, the FSP has two intakes a year, one at the start of the year and the second mid-year.

Yes. The FSP is self-funded and participants will have to pay program fees before the start of each term. See fee information.

Download the FSP Application handbook and review the eligibility checklist to see what you can do to prepare.

If you have any questions about the application process, you can contact

There are four stages to the application process for the FSP:

  1. Eligibility
  2. Application
  3. Application outcome
  4. Accept your place in the Fellowship Support Program.
See our FSP Application handbook for more information.

You'll have to submit a new application for every intake. You can't continue with an incomplete application from a previous intake.

If you are currently enrolled in another general practice training program, you can apply for the FSP, but you need to provide a statutory declaration of your intention to resign if accepted into the FSP and acceptance of this from the current vocational training program.

The statutory declaration is requested/can be uploaded in Section K of the application.

The RACGP aims to offer all eligible applicants a place.  However, if we need to prioritise places for an unusually large number of eligible applicants, we will make offers to candidates in the following order:

  1. Vulnerable candidates including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
  2. Applicants working in Aboriginal Medical Services
  3. Rural applicants (Precedence based on MMM status, MM7 – MM3 descending) 
  4. Applicants with approved Extenuating and Unforeseen Circumstances to work in MM1
  5. MM2 applicants.


Where you can work

You can be approved to work at a Modified Monash Model (MMM) 1 location for the FSP, but this is only under extenuating and unforeseen circumstances.

The RACGP Fellowship Provider Number is attached to your approved training site for the program. If you've been approved for a Modified Monash Model (MMM) 1 location via extenuating and unforeseen circumstances, you'll need to apply for an RACGP FSP provider number.

An AMDS job isn't suitable for the education and training provided on the FSP. It is expected that all FSP registrars work in comprehensive general practice as outlined in the RACGP's Comprehensive Australian general practice guide. If your only place of work is in an AMDS, you will be ineligible to apply for the FSP. Extended hours practices may be considered.

If you're employed in an AMDS with an ongoing provider number and you have a job offer in comprehensive general practice meeting all the other requirements of the FSP, you can continue working at both practices. However, you won't be able to extend your AMDS provider number through FSP.


Part-time general practice must comprise:
  • a minimum of 14.5-hour working week, over a minimum of two days per week
  • a minimum of 10.5 hours in face-to-face, rostered patient consultation time, undertaking general practice activities.

​​Work periods of less than three consecutive hours, or of less than four calendar weeks in any one practice, will not be considered.


Citizenship and Medical Registration


No, however it is important to note that your visa requirements will still need to be met, including the right to work and deliver general practice services in Australia.


Yes, you must hold registration under the general, provisional (supervision level 2 and above via competent authority pathway or via standard pathway with AMC Certificate) or limited (supervision level 2 and above) categories only.

You can apply for the FSP if you have limited registration, however you cannot be working under level 1 supervision.



Yes, you can apply for the FSP if you are enrolled in an upcoming exam. If the exam is before the commencement of your first term, you can sit that exam.

Your exam candidacy will be paused during your time in the program. It will resume when you have satisfactorily completed all educational components of the program. It's important to note that your candidacy will resume, not be renewed.


Fellowship requirements


You've been offered a place on the FSP

From application, until three months after commencement of training, there is a freeze period in which you cannot apply to change training sites. Requests will only be accepted when there is extenuating or unforeseen circumstances.

After this time, the RACGP will process requests for changes in all circumstances per the existing timelines.

We recognise there are times where there is a need change training sites, however minimising changes during the commencement period will ensure the beginning of your training is as smooth as possible. It will also result in you receiving your Medicare provider number on time. You'll find more information in the FSP Registrar Handbook.

Please contact if you have further questions.

If you accept your place on the FSP and pay the first term invoice, but then find out you’ve passed the CCE, you’ll be refunded your payment as per the withdrawal fee terms mentioned on our FSP Fees webpage.