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FSP Training Site and Supervisor Handbook

Overview of the FSP program

Education program

Education program

Workplace-based learning in community general practice under supervision is the core of general practice training. A tailored teaching and supervision plan is developed for each registrar based on their learning needs and the context of the practice.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is a core unit of the RACGP Curriculum and syllabus in which all registrars are expected to develop competence. Completion of a Cultural Awareness Module is mandatory in the first training term.

In-practice teaching

Most teaching activities relate to the registrar’s daily case load, such as one-on-one clinical case discussions and mentoring.

Other activities might include direct observation, case-based teaching, patient scenario discussions, joint consultations, formal teaching on specific topics, review of recorded consultations, demonstration of and participation in clinical procedures, random case analyses, small group discussions and cultural education.

Out-of-practice education

Registrars participate in out-of-practice education, including workshops, self-directed learning, peer learning and exam preparation.


To be admitted to Fellowship of the RACGP (both FRACGP and FRACGP-RG), a registrar must:

  • meet training program requirements
  • meet administrative requirements
  • meet professional and ethical requirements
  • pass the three RACGP Fellowship exams.

Registrars can only sit the three RACGP Fellowship exams after they have completed the education and training component of the FSP and met other exam eligibility requirements. Once a registrar enrols in and sits their first exam, they have a three-year candidacy period (six exam semesters) in which to attempt all three exams.