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Recognition of prior learning and experience (RPLE) is relevant training and/or experience that can potentially meet some of your education and training requirements. We recognise that you may start general practice training with many years of relevant general practice experience. So, we’ll support you to apply for RPLE which, if approved, can reduce your total program time.
RPLE is available as credit for a total of six months of the FSP, shortening your program time from 24 months to 18 months (ie a maximum of 26 calendar weeks). Your determined program length remains the same whether you are working part time or full time in general practice. However, if you are working part time, it may take you longer to meet exam and Fellowship eligibility requirements (see Fellowship Exams policy and Requirements for Fellowship).
Although you don’t apply for RPLE until after you’ve commenced your training, it’s worthwhile considering and discussing with your ME during your orientation session, because it can take a large amount of time to gather the required evidence. The general practice experience component of RPLE is determined by a general practice experience (GPE) assessment. GPE assessments are also used to determine exam and Fellowship eligibility.
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