FSP Registrar Handbook





Addenda Addenda on a registrar’s medical registration may include restrictions, conditions, limitations, reprimands, supervision requirements, tribunal outcomes, suspensions, undertakings and/or any other remarks or changes. Refer to the AHPRA website for more information.
Additional rural skills training (ARST) A training term of 52 calendar weeks (FTE) in an accredited training post that provides the appropriate depth and breadth of experience necessary to meet the requirements of the particular ARST curriculum.
AHPRA medical registration Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), which allows the registrant to practise medicine. Refer to the AHPRA website for more information.
Candidacy The three-year period during which a registrar can attempt Fellowship exams.
Candidate The medical practitioner eligible to sit RACGP Fellowship exams.
Clinical competence Demonstrated ability to consistently perform relevant clinical tasks to the standard prescribed in the Progressive capability profile of the general practitioner.
Commencement of training The day on which the registrar begins the FSP.
Comprehensive Australian general practice As defined in the Comprehensive Australian general practice guidance document.
Conflict of interest A situation in which it is reasonable to conclude that an individual’s or group of individuals’ personal interests directly conflict with the best interests of the registrar or where individuals’ actions may be influenced by their personal interests rather than education and training outcomes. A conflict of interest includes, but is not limited to, when:
  1. close personal friends or family members are involved,
  2. an individual or their close friends or family members may make financial gain or gain some other form of advantage, and
  3. an individual is bound by prior agreements or allegiances to other individuals or agencies that require them to act in the interests of that person or agency or to take a particular position on an issue.
 Refer to the Conflict of Interest Policy for more information.
Core emergency medicine training A mandatory component (minimum of six months) of rural generalist training that is designed to strengthen rural general practice training by providing registrars with the skills and confidence to manage emergency situations in rural and remote environments.
Dual Fellowship Fellowship with both the RACGP and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
Education and training requirements  The mandatory components of the FSP.
Exam semester A period of time during which all three Fellowship exams are delivered.
Extended skills training A 26-calendar week (FTE) term that gives a registrar the opportunity to extend their skills in community general practice or pursue an area of interest relevant to general practice.
Extenuating and unforeseen circumstances A circumstance that is outside of the registrar’s control, can reasonably be considered to have been unforeseen, and can be shown to have a direct and significant impact on them. The RACGP considers extenuating and unforeseen circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Fellowship Admittance to either:
  1. Fellowship of the RACGP (FRACGP), or
  2. FRACGP and Rural Generalist Fellowship (FRACGP-RG).
Fellowship exams The exams run by the RACGP that assess competency for unsupervised general practice anywhere in Australia. They include:
  • Applied Knowledge Test (AKT)
  • Key Feature Problem (KFP) test
  • Clinical Competency Exam (CCE).
Financial RACGP member An RACGP member who has:
  • met the membership category requirements
  • had their complete membership application form accepted
  • paid their current membership fee in full.
Full-time equivalent (FTE) The RACGP determines FTE to mean 38 hours per week spent in training, which includes all practice time, and education and training program activities.
General practice training terms Referred to as GPT1, GPT2 and GPT3, and GPT4.
In-practice education Education that takes place in community general practice under supervision.
Member A Fellow, Member, Associate, GP in training, Affiliate, Honorary Fellow or Honorary Member of the RACGP. Refer to the RACGP Constitution for more information.
Modified Monash Model 

The Modified Monash Model (2019) (MMM) is a classification system that categorises metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size.

The MMM classification for any given area can be found by using the locator tool on the DoctorConnect website

National team The team overseeing the overall governance and coordination of the training program that provides high-level educational leadership and resourcing, and supports generic activities to enable efficient and effective training delivery in the regions and local areas with a national consistency.
Notifiable conduct Refer to the definition in the AHPRA Guidelines for mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners.
Original decision A decision that is the subject of a dispute, reconsideration or appeal.
Out-of-practice education Education that occurs outside of regular clinical practice, including workshops, self-directed learning, peer learning and exam preparation.
Primary supervisor The medical practitioner who has ultimate responsibility for a registrar and manages their supervision by the supervisory team to ensure safe patient care. A primary supervisor provides formal and informal teaching, feedback and assessment.
Program team The training coordinator and medical educator assigned to a registrar.
Program time The length of time required to complete the AGPT.
Provider number A Medicare provider number is given to eligible health professionals who are recognised for Medicare services, and allows them to claim, bill, refer or request Medicare services, A registrar must apply for a unique provider number prior to starting in a general practice placement.
Rural Generalist Fellowship Admittance to RACGP Rural Generalist Fellowship.
Regional team The team that manages a training region and provides support with specialised resources and expertise. Activities of the regional team include larger group educational workshops requiring special resourcing, co-ordination of workplace-based assessment and small group learning activities, oversight of key stakeholder support and engagement, and regional advocacy.
Registrar A medical practitioner enrolled in the FSP.
Registrar liaison officer (RLO) A registrar who is available to other registrars in their region to provide confidential advice, information and support.
Remediation The process by which a registrar receives additional support in order to address performance concerns.
Remediation term An additional term of program time in which the registrar receives additional support in order to address performance concerns.
Safety The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk or injury. Educational safety is defined as a learning environment that values support, respectful communication, bidirectional feedback, reflection and the acquisition of new skills. It meets the learner’s current level of competency and learning needs and facilitates growth and learning.
Secondary supervisor The medical practitioner contributing to a registrar’s supervision and education under the guidance of the primary supervisor. They may temporarily take on the duties and responsibilities of the primary supervisor when they are absent.
Significant family relation  Anyone with whom the registrar has close familial relations, for example, a parent, sibling, spouse/partner/de facto/fiancé(e), child, grandparent, or community member.
Special circumstances for international medical graduates These are circumstances determined on a case-by-case basis by the RACGP and may include providing additional learning support or the opportunity to develop communication skills.
Supervisor An accredited GP who works in an accredited training practice and takes responsibility for the education and training needs of the registrar while in the practice.
Suspension of candidacy An exam semester during which the candidate is neither required nor permitted to attempt Fellowship exams. There are two types of suspension:
  • Standard – A single suspension granted automatically and available to any candidate once during their candidacy.
  • Non-standard – A suspension granted to the candidate on the provision of evidence of extenuating and unforeseen circumstances.
Training region An area in which the RACGP delivers general practice training.
Training site A health service accredited by the RACGP where the registrar may undertake their general practice training.
Unsanctioned withdrawal Withdrawal from an exam that isn’t approved by the RACGP in writing.
Wellbeing The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. Educational wellbeing is ensured when the registrar feels engaged, safe and supported in the learning environment.
Workplace-based assessments Observation and assessment of a registrar’s practice to track progression through training. Types of assessment include:
  • early assessment for safety and learning (EASL)
  • clinical case analysis
  • multi-source feedback
  • mini-clinical evaluation exercise
  • clinical audit
  • external clinical teaching visit
  • mid and end-term appraisals.