AGPT registrar training handbook

Let’s get you started

How much RPLE can I apply for?

        1. How much RPLE can I apply for?

How much RPLE can I apply for?

You can apply for RPLE for up to 52 weeks (FTE) of hospital experience, taking into consideration the limits below.

  • For clinical hospital terms completed after your intern year, you can apply for credit of between 12 and 52 weeks (FTE). You may apply for a maximum credit of 26 weeks in any one discipline of medicine, except for emergency medicine. For more information, go to RPLE for emergency medicine experience.

    If granted, this credit will reduce your time in the hospital training term.

  • For extensive hospital experience that is of adequate breadth, variety and recency, you can apply for credit of up to 26 weeks (FTE).

    If granted, this credit will reduce your time in the extended skills training term.

  • You may also use a combination of the two options above, up to a combined limit of 52 weeks (FTE).

Your RPLE application may include up to seven weeks of approved leave per 52-week period pro rata (e.g. an application for 52 weeks of RPLE can include 7 weeks of leave / an application for 26 weeks of RPLE can include 3.5 weeks of leave). Your leave may include a combination of recreational/annual leave, personal leave, sick or carers leave and educational leave. If your application includes more than 5 weeks of documented leave it is important to consider other leave you may have taken that is not clearly noted in your supporting documentation

To be considered for RPLE, clinical hospital terms must be at least four weeks (FTE) in duration.

IMPORTANT

RPLE can contribute to a maximum of 52 calendar weeks FTE to the two calendar years of training required for Fellowship exam eligibility. Please refer to Overview of Fellowship exams for more information.

Advertising