Selection/Eligibility/Intake process and timing


 

  • Applications for the 2023 FSP intake will open in July 2022.
  • The exact start date for FSP 2023 will be announced by June 2022.

 

  • You will be asked to supply key contact and professional details. Some of these details will include evidence of your primary medical degree, current Australian Medical Registration, name, location, and accreditation status of current (or intended) practice.
  • Application requirements will be outlined in the FSP Application Handbook, due for release by June 2022.

 

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

  1. Step 1 – Eligibility and Approved Placement:
    1. Eligibility will include a review of medical qualifications and registration status, exam candidacy, location, and classification of practice.
  2. Step 2 – Assessment:
    1. Candidates will have to complete a situational judgement and knowledge test in October 2022. More details about this assessment will be available in the Application Handbook, due for release by June 2022.
  3. Step 3 – Provider Number applications, program agreement and fees:
    1. Candidates who are successful in the entrance assessment will be provided with the opportunity to apply for a new Medicare Provider Number (if eligible). This Medicare Provider Number will allow participants to charge consultations at an A1 level. In conjunction with a Provider Number application, candidates will have to sign their program agreements and pay a fee for their first semester in the program. A semester is equivalent to six calendar months. As the FSP is not subsidised by the Department of Health, participants will have to pay program fees at the start of each semester. The exact fee for the FSP will be confirmed by June 2022.

 

Yes, the RACGP is proposing that the FSP includes two intakes a year, one at the start of the year and the second mid-year. The exact start dates for these two intake groups will be confirmed by June 2022.

 

No, however it is important to note that your visa requirements will still need to be met.

 

Yes, it is expected that you hold Australian general or limited medical registration without conditions, restrictions, reprimands, limitations, or undertakings that limit scope of practice.

 

Not necessarily. You can also apply to the FSP if you have limited registration, however you cannot be working under Level 1 supervision.

 

 

Yes. As the FSP is not subsidised by the Department of Health, participants will have to pay program fees at the start of each semester. A semester is equivalent to six calendar months. The exact fee for the FSP will be confirmed by June 2022.

 

No, it is expected that a participants’ training site offers comprehensive general practice as outlined in the RACGP’s Comprehensive Australian General Practice Guidance Document. If your place of work is in an after-hours service, you will be ineligible to apply.

 

You can apply to this program; however you will not have access to an RACGP Medicare Provider Number unless you are required to work in that area due to extenuating circumstances (approval for which is at the discretion of the RACGP).

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