Fellowship Support Program Registrar handbook

Training site requirements

      1. Training site requirements

Training site requirements

Your training site is reviewed during your eligibility assessment at the application stage, as well as any time you want to change locations, or if an audit is requested.

It's expected that all FSP registrars work in comprehensive general practice as outlined in the RACGP's Comprehensive Australian General Practice Gudiance Document. After-hours work is usually not considered comprehensive.

The after-hours period is defined as:

  • after 6.00 pm and before 8.00 am on weekdays
  • before 8.00 am and from 12.00 pm onwards on Saturday
  • all day Sunday and public holidays.

Please note that the General Practice Fellowship Program Placement Guidelines are revised regularly, in addition to revisions to the Commonwealth Government's distribution priority areas (DPA) and Modified Monash (MM) classifications. FSP registars' training site location must remain an approved location as per the guidelines for the entirety of their program. A change in training site location may be necessary if the DPAs or MM classifications change.


You can apply to work in up to two independent practices, or three branch practices on the FSP.

Rural Generalist Fellowship registrars

If you're a registrar working towards Rural Generalist (RG) Fellowship, at least 52 weeks of your general practice training must be completed in an MM 3-7 location, either in one continuous block or in two six-month terms.

Your rural general practice training must include:

  • a diversity of patient presentations: age, gender, socioeconomic status and cultural and linguistic background
  • ideally, at least two different supervisors and two different general practice management systems.
Rural general practice training should also give you at least one of the following experiences:
  • providing emergency/trauma services at the local hospital or similar healthcare facility
  • providing care with limited access to local specialists, including hospitals with salaried medical specialists and inpatient-outpatient allied health services
  • providing after-hours services according to community needs.

It's your choice to obtain RG Fellowship. It isn't mandatory.