Policy Update Notice: Training Program Policies


19 December 2022

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has amended the Accreditation Policy, Dispute, Reconsideration and Appeals Policy, Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience Policy and the Training Program Requirements Policy. These amendments will come into effect on the start date of the first term of the Training Program in 2023.

Policy

Change

Rationale

Accreditation Policy

Clause 4.2 has been amended to clarify Training Sites must be fully or interim accredited for training for AGPT and FSP registrars.

Previously the scope of accredited required was not clear. This amendment clarifies Training Sites must be accredited for training to allow a registrar to train at the site.

The definition for Registrar has been amended to include FSP Registrars.

Previously, FSP Registrar was not included in the definition.

Links have been updated throughout where referenced documents have become available

Previously, some links where not included.

Dispute, Reconsideration and Appeals Policy

Sub clause to 5.1.i has been added make an exception to the standard 10 business days for disputes related to involuntary withdrawal– meaning Registrar will get 20 business days to dispute in the case of involuntary withdrawal.

There was inconsistency between the Withdrawal Policy and this policy relating to the time allowed for a dispute of an involuntary withdrawal. Therefore, this clause has been added to ensure consistency between policies.

Links have been updated throughout where referenced documents have become available.

Previously, some links where not included.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience Policy

Clause 8 related to RPLE for Rural Generalist Fellowship has been updated.

Previously, it was not clear the recency required for the Rural Generalist Fellowship requirements. This has now been clarified and a clause added to outline additional evidence required to remonstrate maintained of knowledge and skills, if the requirement was completed more than 5 calendar years prior to the RPLE application.

It has also been clarified for ARST and Core-Emergency Medicine training recency of practice must be demonstrated.

The definition for Registrar has been amended to include FSP Registrars.

Previously, FSP Registrar was not included in the definition.

Definition of Accredited Hospital included.

Previously accredited hospital was undefined and has been defined to provide clarity.

Links have been updated throughout where referenced documents have become available.

Previously, some links where not included.

Training Program Requirements Policy

Clause 2.1.ii has been amended to clarify the scope.

The change is to reflect the policy applies to Post-Fellowship GP’s training towards or seeking RPLE for the RACGP Rural Generalist Fellowship.

Clause 4.3.vii.1 has been amended to clarify the Program Time requirements for those working towards Fellowship of the RACGP.

Previously it was unclear the Program Time requirements for those who are not training towards Dual Fellowship or the RACGP Rural Generalist Fellowship.

Updated clause 4.3.vii.a.2 to state dual pathway registrars not training towards have 5 years rather than 4 years as previously published.

This was made in error and there will be no change the training time caps as published in current policies.

Added clause 4.3.ix to include the Program Time requirements for post-Fellowship GP’s undertaking RACGP Rural Generalist Training.

 

Previously, the Program Time requirements had not been published in the policy, though it had always been the case. It has now been included for clarity.

 

Removed (MMM 1) from clause 4.4.iii

 

The reference to MMM 1 in the clause could be misleading to what is allowable to meet the training location requirements. Not all inner metropolitan areas are MMM 1, some may be MMM 2 and may not contribute to the training location requirements. Training teams will be able to provide support to Registrars support to identify if their training location will meet the requirements.

Clause 4.4.iv.c has been broadened and changed to RACGP as being responsible for rural pathway transfers.

 

This clause has been changed to ensure consistency in RACGP policies. Detail about specific responsibilities will be defined elsewhere.

The definition for Registrar has been amended to include FSP Registrars.

Previously, FSP Registrar was not included in the definition.

Links have been updated throughout where referenced documents have become available.

Previously, some links where not included.

Minor amendments to wording have been made to clauses 4.3.i, 4.4.c and 4.4.vi.a.

These changes have been made to improve clarity and consistency, there are no changes to the intention of the policy.

When do these changes take place?
These amendments will come into effect on the start date of the first term of the Training Program in 2023.

Where can I view the documents?
The updated documents can be accessed through the links below:

All training program policies can be accessed via the RACGP website.

What if I have questions?
If you have any enquiries relating to the updated policies, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au

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