FSP Training Site and Supervisor Handbook

For supervisors


For supervisors

A supervisor is pivotal to the workplace-based education of general practice registrars. Fundamental to a supervisor’s work is ensuring the registrar’s patients are being safely managed. Beyond this, a supervisor provides education and support to the registrar. A supervisor’s core tasks include:

  • orientating a registrar to the practice
  • supervising the registrar’s initial consultations
  • developing and monitoring a clinical supervision plan
  • providing ‘as needed’ supervision
  • developing an in-practice teaching plan
  • providing regular uninterrupted teaching sessions
  • giving regular feedback
  • completing required assessments
  • coordinating the supervisory team (primary supervisor)
  • supporting and advocating for the registrar with the training site and the RACGP
  • evaluating the education and supervision provided.