Become a student member today for free and be part of the RACGP community
2021.2 KFP and AKT enrolments close 5.00 pm Wednesday 12 May 2021.
Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
RACGP offer courses and events to further develop the knowledge you need to develop your GP career
Discover a world of educational opportunities to support your lifelong learning
Become a provider with the CPD Program and be recognised for the quality education and training you offer GPs
The Diabetes Handbook provides the general practice team with updated guidance and recommendations for managing type 2 diabetes
Stay up-to-date with the latest information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Coronavirus is an evolving international health concern. Stay informed with the latest information.
Download the Standards for general practice (5th edition) - a benchmark for quality care and risk management in Australian general practices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for general practitioners
Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
Video consultations can provide convenient and accessible healthcare delivery
Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
Read all of the RACGP position statements on various healthcare topics
Join our RACGP Facebook groups
The RACGP will grant Academic Registrars leave from the Academic Post (AP) Program only in the case of extenuating and unforeseen circumstances and Category 1 leave as provided for under the AGPT Program Leave Policy, and as per the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
This guidance document details the process for applying for leave and the subsequent obligations.
AP means Academic Post.
AR means Academic Registrar.
Extenuating Circumstances mean circumstances which were unforeseen, outside a registrar’s control, and which can be shown to have a direct and significant impact on the registrar’s ability to complete the AP Program requirements.
Category 1 leave has the meaning given in the AGPT Program Leave Policy, and includes parental, sick and carers leave granted pursuant to the participant’s workplace entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
Leave from the Academic Post program means any variation to the registrar time commitment to the post which necessitates an amendment to funding agreements between the RACGP and RTO, and RTO and University
RACGP – RTO funding agreement means the legal document that stipulates the funding the RACGP agrees to supply to the RTO for administering the AP and the obligations of all parties including due dates for progress reports and financial reconciliation.
RTO – University funding agreement means the legal document that stipulates the funding the RTO agrees to supply to the University to cover the salary and on-costs for the AR and the obligations of all parties.
3.1 Application Process
3.1.1 ARs must complete all required sections of the Application for Leave from the Academic Post Program application form and provide supporting evidence as detailed in 3.2 of this document
3.1.2 ARs requesting leave for a period up to four weeks will upon discussions with their University supervisor and ME, negotiate the new completion date of their academic post, if required.
3.1.3 ARs requesting leave for a period of four weeks or greater will be expected to extend the end date of the post by the equivalent time taken as leave.
3.1.4 The RACGP will assess your application to determine whether you have met the leave requirements and confirm the decision in writing
3.2.1 ARs must provide evidence to support their request including the proposed date of commencement and end of leave, the proposed extension to the end date of the post (if required), and a written plan for ensuring that mandatory University activities missed during leave are undertaken prior to completion of the post.
3.2.3 ARs must provide a plan for management of their teaching and research obligations.
3.2.4 ARs must provide a letter of support from their Medical Educator (ME)
3.2.5 ARs must provide a letter of support from their university supervisor.
ARs must notify RACGP if they intend to return from leave before the scheduled leave end date and provide letters of support from their ME and university supervisor.
Application for leave under this guidance must be made to the RACGP as soon as the registrar is aware of the need, to ensure sufficient planning for research and teaching activities.
The RACGP will advise ARs of the outcome of their application within two weeks of submission of a completed application.
1800 626 901
Academic Posts Leave Application Form (DOC 175 KB)