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ACEM Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
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RPL Recognition of Prior Learning
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Registrar A medical practitioner who is enrolled in the Vocational Training Pathway
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
4.1 Application process
4.1.1 Registrars must submit their application to their vocational training provider for assessment. The application must include a portfolio as detailed in 4.3 of this document. As part of their application, Registrars may include up to seven weeks of leave per year pro-rata, which may include any combination of personal leave, sick or carers leave and educational leave.
4.1.2 The Registrar’s vocational training provider will assess the application, if deemed appropriate the LME will approve the application. The vocational training provider will then forward the application to the relevant RACGP Censor for approval.
4.1.3 The RACGP Censor will make a final assessment and confirm the decision in writing to the vocational training provider and the Registrar (via the training provider).
4.2.1 Registrars must submit their application for RPL within the timelines specified by their vocational training provider.
From 1 January 2018:
4.3.1 All applications for RPL must include assessment by the vocational training provider attached to the Registrar’s application. The application must be accompanied by a portfolio which provides sufficient evidence that the learning outcomes for the posts being applied for have been met, including evidence that:
Documentation should be provided for each discipline (even if they are undertaken in the same hospital). It is the Registrar’s responsibility to obtain the required documentation.
4.3.2 The portfolio must include the following evidence sources:
4.3.3 In exceptional circumstances when the above evidences sources cannot be provided, Registrars may provide an explanation of why that evidence is not available and submit an alternate selection (more than one) of the following evidence sources to support their application:
4.3.4 For hospital or community posts undertaken more than five years prior to the application for RPL, Registrars must also provide the evidence sources below:
4.3.5 Emergency Medicine experience
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