The RACGP education policies and standards outline the regulatory requirements for the delivery of RACGP education and aim to maintain a high standard of general practice education in Australia. They are designed to ensure high-quality, effective education and safe clinical practice. They also give direction to education providers by detailing the RACGP’s expectations for the delivery of education.
The education policies and standards align with the guiding principles and with the policies, standards and requirements of the AMC and MBA that relate to the RACGP. As well as being directive, they are also measures of performance for the purposes of accreditation and promoting quality, and for resolving disputes in judging the adequacy of education delivery and engagement.
The education policies and standards are informed by the capability profile and support the delivery of the curriculum and syllabus.
The education policies and guides assist internal and external educational stakeholders in the application of the education policies. Policies provide the high-level principles and requirements with procedural information delivered in handbooks and guides tailored to specific cohorts.
RACGP Standards for general practice training
The RACGP Standards for general practice training (the Standards) define the requirements for any general practice training program from selection and entry to achievement of fellowship. They are the benchmark for all providers involved in training. The Standards are outcomes-based and reflect best practice in training. Their purpose is to ensure high quality and safe general practice education and training that meets the needs of registrars, supervisors, medical educators, regulators, and the community. The Standards detail high level training outcomes, requirements for achieving these outcomes and guidance statements.
Continuing professional development (CPD) Standards
The CPD Standards provide the basis for setting and maintaining the quality of the CPD program of the RACGP CPD home. There are two components:
RACGP CPD activity standards. These standards inform the development of CPD activities for the RACGP CPD home under the MBA’s professional performance framework. CPD activities are undertaken to meet the MBA CPD registration standards.
RACGP CPD provider standards. These standards inform the organisational and CPD activity requirements of CPD providers in the RACGP CPD home. They are also the basis for accreditation of CPD providers by the RACGP CPD home. RACGP CPD providers also need to ensure that all CPD-approved activities meet the RACGP CPD activity standards.