AGPT practice and supervisor handbook

For supervisors

Coordinate the supervisory team

Last revised: 27 Mar 2024

Coordinate the supervisory team

Supervision of a registrar is commonly shared by the designated supervisor with at least one other supervisor. This exposes the registrar to different clinical practice and teaching styles and provides cover if the designated supervisor is absent. Other members of the practice team, such as reception and administrative staff, cultural educators, nurses and other allied health workers, may also contribute to education. Therefore, we refer to the ‘supervisory team’.

Coordinating the supervisory team is the designated supervisor’s task. Activities the supervisory team will need to consider together include:
  • orientating the registrar to the training site
  • developing a clinical supervision plan
  • developing a teaching plan
  • performing assessments.

In larger practices, the supervisory team may need to meet to clarify roles. Some practices maintain a shared log of teaching activities and assessments.

The practice should prepare for a new registrar well in advance of the start of term. The RACGP has useful resources to help you prepare.