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Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
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2022 RACGP curriculum and syllabus
for Australian general practice
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Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook
Part 1: RACGP National entry assessment
Last revised: 11 Jul 2023
The RACGP aims to ensure equity throughout the educational assessment processes.
Special arrangements may be granted to accommodate candidates likely to be disadvantaged in the test by circumstances that are:
If you wish to apply for special arrangement, you must submit a completed Special arrangements application form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 business days before the scheduled test date, as per the Assessments Special Arrangements Policy.
Please note that:
The following circumstances may require special arrangements in the delivery of the CAAKT:
The following circumstances are generally not considered grounds for special arrangements:
If you’ve applied, or are considering applying, for special arrangements, you’re welcome to contact the RACGP via email at email@example.com to discuss your specific requirements prior to the test date.
Applications for special arrangements must be accompanied by supporting documentation. Supporting documents must be from appropriate professionals, provided that the person issuing or signing the document is not a family member, close associate or colleague of the candidate, or a candidate in the same test.
Where statutory declarations are required, they must be signed and witnessed by an approved witness as listed on the Attorney-General’s Department website.
The sections below outline the type of supporting documentation required according to your specific circumstances. Please note that you may be required to provide further information or documentation, as determined by the RACGP.
Applications for special arrangements on medical grounds must be accompanied by a medical certificate on the RACGP template from the treating medical practitioner with the following details:
Applications for special arrangements on the basis of pregnancy must be accompanied by a medical certificate on the RACGP template from the treating medical practitioner confirming the stage of pregnancy at the date of the CAAKT.
If you expect to be breastfeeding at the time of your test, you’re encouraged to submit a Special arrangements application form with your enrolment or before enrolments close.
Applications for special arrangements for breastfeeding parents must include a statutory declaration detailing either the expected date of delivery or the birth date of the child.
You may be granted permission to breastfeed/express for up to 30 minutes during the test; however, there will be no extension to the time allocated for completing the CAAKT.
The RACGP will ensure a separate room is provided and equipped with appropriate seating for breastfeeding/expressing. A care provider may be permitted to care for the child in a designated area within the test venue if appropriate; however, they must remain outside the breastfeeding/expressing room while you are using it.
If you require time for special prayers or observances, you may be granted breaks during the test. The duration of the break will be determined by the RACGP on a case-by-case basis; however, there will be no extension to the time allocated for completing the CAAKT.
Applications for special arrangements on religious grounds must include a statutory declaration from an authoritative member of your religious community to:
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