AGPT registrar training handbook

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What is RPLE?

        1. What is RPLE?

What is RPLE?

Recognition of prior learning and experience (RPLE) is relevant training and/or experience that can potentially meet some of your education and training requirements. We recognise that you may start general practice training with many years of relevant hospital experience. So, we’ll support you to apply for RPLE which, if approved, can reduce your total program time.

RPLE is available as credit for different components of the AGPT program, including hospital training terms, the extended skills training term and additional rural skills training (ARST). RPLE can’t be used as credit for general practice placements (GPT1, 2 or 3).

Although you don’t apply for RPLE until you’ve commenced your core vocational training, it’s worthwhile considering and discussing with your ME whether you’re eligible to apply before you start, because it can take a large amount of time to gather the required evidence. If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, you may not be eligible to apply for RPLE. Please discuss this with your training team.