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Practice Experience Program (PEP)

Your pathway to Fellowship

 

About the Practice Experience Program
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The Commonwealth has introduced new rules for non-VR doctors who want to work in Australia.

From January 2022, it will be compulsory for non-VR doctors who don’t have a specialist qualification to complete an approved program to be eligible to sit the RACGP Fellowship exams.

The RACGP’s Practice Experience Program (PEP) Standard Stream is a self-directed education program designed to support non-vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors on their journey to RACGP Fellowship. The PEP is designed for non-VR GPs working in MMM2 to MMM7 areas and funded under the Australian Government's Stronger Rural Health Strategy. This program is delivered in partnership with the Training Organisations (TOs).

The PEP is structured in terms. Each term is six months and the program duration can range from two to five terms. The completion of a minimum of five online learning units will be expected per term. Unit activities are largely practice-based. Participants also receive the support of a mentor from their allocated training organisation.

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Steps to applying

 
  • Hold current Australian medical registration – please note that this registration can be general, provisional or limited (area of need) so long as practice location requirements, to allow access to a Medicare Provider number under PEP, are met
  • Have a job or a job offer delivering comprehensive general practice services in a Modified Monash Model (MMM) 2–7 area*
  • Pass the Practice Experience Program Entry Assessment (PEPEA)

*You can check the MMM area of your job using the Health Workforce Locator on the DoctorConnect website.


Applications for the PEP standard stream are currently closed. The next application window will be 14 April 2020 until 4 May 2020.

 


The outcome of the application is delivered via email three weeks after applications close. If you are deemed eligible to progress, we will send you an invitation to enrol into the PEPEA.


You must pass the PEPEA to be eligible to enter the program.

The structure of the program

image-1.jpgLearning units

The learning units provide the main online education support. Participants will be provided with a personalised learning program outlining which learning units on the areas of Australian general practice they need to focus on.

image-2.jpgWorkplace based assessment

During each term (i.e. six months), the participant will be assessed at the workplace by a medical educator (ME) assessor in order to determine their progress in the program. See the WBA competencies.

image-3.jpgBenefits

- provider number with access to full A1 Medicare rebates
- ME mentoring throughout the program
- expert support from an established training organisation
- Australian Commonwealth government co-funding

How long does it take?

12-months.jpgTwo PEP terms (12 months)

Charles has an overseas GP qualification. He was
assessed as having four and a half years of
international GP experience. Since arriving in

Australia six years ago, he has been working in
after-hours medical deputising.

1-2.jpgThree PEP terms (1.5 years)

Julia obtained her GP qualification in her own
country. Since arriving in Australia three years ago,
she has worked full-time in the same practice, 
providing comprehensive GP services.

2-5-fw-1.pngFive PEP terms (2.5 years)

David has been working in a skin
cancer clinic for the past seven years, performing
minor surgical procedures. While medically trained,
he does not have a qualification in the speciality of
general practice but he is up-to-date with his CPD requirements. In order to fulfil the requirements for Fellowship, he may need to spend five terms in PEP.
During that time, he will need to spend at least six
months in a comprehensive Australian general practice.

Further information

 

PEP Application dates

PEPEA dates

Program commencement*

30 September – 18 October 2019

Saturday 11 January 2020

April 2020 – PEP 2020.2

13 January – 31 January 2020

Friday 3 April 2020

July 2020 – PEP 2020.3

14 April – 4 May 2020

Saturday 4 July 2020

October 2020 – PEP 2020.4

6 July – 24 July 2020

Friday 18 September 2020

January 2021 – PEP 2021.1


 


Program fees and charges – Standard Stream


The PEP is co-funded by the Commonwealth Government under the Australian Government's Stronger Rural Health Strategy for Doctors based in MMM2 to MMM7 areas.

The PEP Standard Stream fees are summarised below:

PEP Standard Stream

Cost

PEP Entry Assessment (PEPEA) $725.00
Co-funded Term Fee (6 months) $2,000.00
RACGP Membership fee (Registrar) $490.00


If you are not eligible for funding under the PEP program, you will be required to pay the full-fee. This amount will be added to the above table soon.

After completion of the PEP program, you will encounter fees related to the RACGP Fellowship Exams. See the RACGP Fees and exam dates for more specific information.


The Practice Experience Program (PEP), is a self-directed education program designed to support non-vocationally registered (non-VR) doctors on their journey to RACGP Fellowship.

The PEP aims to provide targeted educational support for non-VR doctors (primarily international medical graduates (IMGs) to help them deliver quality general practice care to their patients.

From January 2022 it will be compulsory that all RACGP Fellowship exam candidates to complete either the Australian General Practice Training program (AGPT) or the PEP in order to be eligible to obtain FRACGP.


The PEP is an RACGP initiative that will be delivered in partnership with Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) and Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS).


Several opportunities will be open during 2019 for applicants to start the program in 2020, please see About the PEP or the Pathway to Fellowship (application information) for specific details. Please note participants starting the PEP in 2020 will need to undertake the PEPEA. 


You can only be in one fellowship program at a time. If you decide to accept your place on the PEP, you must have withdrawn from the AGPT or RVTS before starting on the PEP.

If you are looking at transferring from AGPT or RVTS, the RACGP will be able to facilitate a provider number for your time on the PEP, however, please be aware it could take up to 12 weeks (or longer) for the new provider number to become active.

You can also apply for the PEP if you have completed one of these programs (AGPT or RVTS)


No. You would need to withdraw before you can apply for the PEP, as you cannot be participating in more than one pathway to Fellowship. You will be given the opportunity to consider the offer of a place on the PEP and your individual program requirements, including pathway duration before you accept your place.


Yes, you may apply for the PEP while remaining on the RLRP. Please note from 1 January 2019; the RACGP will facilitate the provision of provider numbers to those GPs whose provider numbers expire after that date. Please read FAQs for those ‘Eligible for the PEP’ and find the breakdown regarding “Provider numbers, 3GA status and Medicare Rebates” for more information on provider numbers.


The PEP is not recommended for current SRP/SPP candidates, due to the conditions of your registration under the Medical Board of Australia’s Specialist Pathway. This pathway has conditions that require that you obtain Fellowship within a limited time of starting work in Australia, depending on your categorisation. You cannot sit RACGP Fellowship exams until you have completed your allocated PEP program time, which means that you may run out of time on your registration before you are able to complete all requirements.


Anyone who has been on a non-VR Fellowship Support Program attracting government funding (either the ACRRM Independent Pathway from 1/1/19 or the RACGP PEP) is not eligible for funding under the other program. You can be on both pathways, however you can only accept funding from one or the other and can only hold a provider number with one or the other. If you left the ACRRM Independent Pathway prior to 1/1/19, you are eligible to join PEP (assuming other eligibility requirements are met).


Yes. The PEP is a Commonwealth supported program funded under the Stronger Rural Health Strategy. Please note you will need to meet eligibility requirements to be considered for the program and that meeting these requirements does not guarantee you a place in the PEP.


Yes. The PEP is a Commonwealth supported program funded under the Stronger Rural Health Program. Please note you will need to meet eligibility requirements to be considered for the program and that meeting these requirements does not guarantee you a place in the PEP.


You do not need to be an Australian citizen to apply for the PEP. Please note you will need to meet eligibility requirements to be considered for the program and that meeting these requirements does not guarantee you a place in the PEP.


The PEP is Commonwealth Government supported, which will result in a reduced cost to participants. The co-payment amount that each participant will be required to pay will be $2,000 per six-month term. Please be advised if you withdraw from the program after having been formally accepted (in writing via a Program Agreement and subject to invoice payment) you will not be eligible for government funding should you wish to join the program in another intake. There will be a significant price rise to $4650 per term for the October 2020 PEP intake, so now is the best time for you to apply and pave the way to your career as a specialist GP.

Participants are also required to pay a one-off fee for the Practice Experience Program Entry Assessment (PEPEA). This fee is $725.


Yes, you are able to apply for the PEP. However, applicants who already hold vocational registration as a specialist General Practitioner will not be able to access government funding for the program. Therefore, the applicant will be required to fund the program themselves. Please contact pepadmin@racgp.org.au for further details.


Yes, all applicants and participants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Appear on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Register of Practitioners as a medical practitioner by the date of commencement of the first term of PEP; and
  2. Hold registration under the general, limited (area of need) or provisional registration categories.
  3. Hold registration without any registration conditions, undertakings, or notations that limit scope of practice as determined by PEP Medical Educators (PEP MEs), by the date of commencement of the first term of PEP.


No, doctors on limited area of need or provisional categories of medical registration may be eligible for PEP, as long as practice location requirements, to allow access to a Medicare Provider number under PEP, are met.


You will carry your exam passes with you into the PEP, in line with clause 6 of the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy. Existing pass results obtained before 2019.1 remain valid in accord with the exam candidate handbook that was in place at the time of the first pass – usually three years. If you enter the PEP, exam expiry will be frozen for the duration of your program; you will then have the remainder of the three years after you complete your program to pass any remaining exam segments.

If you have no passes before entering PEP, you will have three years from the point of becoming eligible to pass all three segments, in line with clause 5.1.ii of the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy.

Please note that you are not able to enrol in any exams until you have completed your program time satisfactorily.


Yes, you can. Provided you meet the PEP eligibility requirements, holding exam passes does not affect whether you can enter the PEP.


All candidates who already hold exam passes will carry them into the PEP. Exams passed before 2019.1 remain valid in accord with the exam candidate handbook that was in place at the time of the first pass – usually three years. After three years, those passes will expire and you will begin a new exam candidacy under the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy.

For those who have passed exam segments after 2019.1, your exam candidacy will be paused while you are in PEP and your passes will remain valid for the rest of your candidacy; if you enter the PEP, exam expiry will be frozen for the duration of your program; you will then have the remainder of the three years after you complete your program to pass any remaining exam segments.

If you have no passes before entering PEP, you will have three years from the point of your first exam attempt to pass all three segments, in line with clause 5.1.ii of the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy.

Please note that you are not able to enrol in any exams until you have completed your allocated program time.


If the above FAQs have not answered your question/s, please contact us at pepadmin@racgp.org.au


The PEPEA is a test which comprises clinical applied knowledge questions and Situational Judgement Test (SJT) questions. There are 100 questions on the PEPEA.

It is a requirement to pass the PEPEA before progressing into the next step of the program.


The information provided in the PEP application is used to assess eligibility for both the PEPEA and the PEP. The application must be submitted during the application period and all requests for further information must be addressed.

Eligible candidates will be advised via email with instructions about how to enrol in and pay for the PEPEA.


Situational Judgement Test (SJT) questions aim to assess candidate’s judgement in a range of professional scenarios, often with a focus on ethical, moral, legal issues and professionalism. These questions seek to assess your reasoning in these scenarios.


When enrolments open, eligible candidates will receive a link to access the PEPEA enrolment page where they will be able to enrol and pay the assessment fee. After payment has been confirmed, candidates are redirected to enrol to their preferred assessment location. Candidates are strongly advised to schedule their PEPEA as soon as possible to secure a placement in their preferred location. Candidates can elect to undertake their assessment in any state or territory, subject to availability, when they book online. Any associated travel costs are the responsibility of the candidate.


Please refer to About the PEP for a list of dates when you can sit the PEPEA.


The PEPEA will be held in the following locations:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Melbourne
  • Hobart
  • Canberra
  • Perth


The PEP entry assessment, is a similar exam to the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) candidate assessment and applied knowledge test (CAAKT). Although the standard is set at different levels, both assessments test situational knowledge and applied knowledge, therefore candidates seeking advice on PEP entry assessment preparation will benefit from referring to CAAKT documentation.


Your PEPEA pass will be valid for 12 months from the date results are released. If you do not start the PEP in that time, you may need to attempt the PEPEA again.


Applicants cannot sit consecutive PEPEAs. You will not be able to sit the PEPEA immediately following an unsuccessful attempt, but may enrol in the one following that.


The Initial Core Skills Analysis (ICSA) assesses your level of competence and confidence against each of the core skills of general practice.

There are a series of steps involved in undertaking an ICSA:

  • Provide records of any previous Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) activities
  • Undertake a set of timed, online multiple choice questionnaires (MCQs). This IS NOT intended to be an exam. The MCQs will help to determine your level of clinical knowledge and confidence and therefore which PEP learning units you may need to undertake. There will be a total of 150 questions, delivered in 5 timed blocks of 30 questions. You will also be asked to rate your level of confidence in each of your answers
  • Watch a set of online, simulated GP consultations and answer questions on the scenarios presented. This will help to provide insight into your clinical reasoning and communication skills
  • Complete an online self-reflection questionnaire. This will provide an opportunity for you to express your views on your own learning goals.


Upon completion of your ICSA your results will be assessed by an RACGP Medical Educator (ME) and your learning program subsequently created. After this, you will be sent your Program Agreement via email which includes your outlined learning program. Prior to signing your Program Agreement you are required to become a member of the RACGP. You need to pay your invoice for term 1 and return via email your signed Program Agreement to secure your place in the program.


Based on the results of your ICSA and your application documentation, RACGP medical educators will determine the length and content of your personalised learning program.

There are around 40 online self-directed learning units, each mapped against the curriculum and each one covering various combinations of the core skills of general practice. Each unit is the equivalent of about 30 hours of work. Some are longer or shorter; however, the five units that you will complete each six-month period are unlikely to exceed 150 hours in total.

Because you will be working in practice, the unit activities are largely practice-based. This has the dual benefit of enabling you to put new knowledge and skills into practice while spreading the workload between the workplace and home. You can expect to spend between one and two hours a day on the units.

In general terms:

  • 1 term (FTE) = 6 months
  • Minimum time spent in the PEP = 12 months (2 terms)
  • Maximum time spent in the PEP = 2.5 years (5 terms)
  • Each term = 5 learning units
  • 1 Learning Unit = approximately 30 hours (please note this may vary).

You will be provided with a Learning Program Agreement to review and sign. This will detail your program, its length and the costs involved and also include a Code of Conduct.

Once the RACGP has received your signed Learning Program Agreement you are officially a participant of the PEP. Following this, you will be assigned to an RTO / RVTS based on your geolocation and RTO / RVTS capacity.


If the above FAQs have not answered your question/s, please contact us at pepadmin@racgp.org.au


Your learning units are allocated based on your results from the ICSA, your previous experience, your reflections, previous CPD and your practice. Your learning units are allocated based on your results from the ICSA, your previous experience, your reflections, previous CPD and your practice.

During the first term (six months), you will complete the following mandatory learning units:

  • Core Skills - due to the number of learning outcomes and amount of content, this unit is in four parts:
    • The Australian healthcare system and context of Australian general practice
    • Ethics and legalities of practice in Australia
    • Safety (patient, personal and practice)
    • Emergencies in practice
  • Clinical Skills in the general practice Context – Part 1
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Communication and consulting skills – Part 1
  • Doctor’s health

In the following six months (term 2), you are required to complete:

  • Clinical skills in the general practice context – Part 2
  • Communication and consulting skills – Part 2

If you work in rural or remote areas, you may also need to complete:

  • Rural health

You will receive feedback on some (but not all) of the tasks in the units.

In term 2 and all subsequent terms, you need to complete five learning units per term. You will be able to select these units according to your learning needs, following a discussion with a medical educator (ME) at your RTO or RVTS during term 1. You will have some guidance from your ICSA results where certain units will be recommended by the PEP MEs based on the information supplied and your results. 

If you have extra experience in an area (e.g. a Diploma of Child Health) and wish this to be recognised in the recommendations of units, you can supply this information with your ICSA assessment. You will need to provide sufficient evidence that you have achieved the learning outcomes and competencies expected at the completion of that unit.

Please refer to Table 1 in the participant’s guide for a full list of the learning units.


Workplace-based assessments (WBAs) are assessments of your performance as a general practitioner (GP). The assessments are conducted by different assessors at various times during your program participation.

Direct observation of your consultations with patients in your practice forms a key part of the program.

There are a range of assessment tools that are used, each with a different focus. A key component of the WBA is your reflection on your own performance and your use of this to continually plan your learning.

These assessments are not exams; but are instead the methods and tools used to evaluate progress and educational needs. There is no pass or fail decision made as a result of the assessments, and there is no specific study or preparation required.

You will get the most out of this part of the program by actively participating in the process. Think about all the evidence being collected as being pixels in the ‘picture’ of your competence. Each piece of information collected about you can provide valuable feedback on your progress towards achieving Fellowship of the RACGP.


Workplace-based assessment (WBA) is designed to support your professional development, provide feedback on your progress and help you identify any areas for improvement.

In order to provide you with feedback, the medical educator needs to make an assessment of your competence or performance. It is only if you know where you are, that you can work out what you need to do next on the route to your destination (Fellowship of the RACGP, in this instance).


The RACGP Curriculum provides a clear outline of the competencies required of a GP at the point of Fellowship. This spans across 13 Core Skills described within 5 Domains.

For assessment purposes, a number of focus areas have been described and mapped to the core skills of the RACGP Curriculum for Australian General Practice. Each has a specific focus describing not only the consultation but also areas such as professionalism and general practice systems. The aim is to ensure that you consider the breadth of general practice as described in the curriculum. The focus is on essential skills that enable you as a GP to deal competently with myriad presentations. This is a shift in emphasis away from assessment of knowledge and towards areas such as patient-centred communication and management, clinical decision making and therapeutic reasoning.

The required standard for all assessment is set at the point of Fellowship and this is therefore the level that you are aiming for.

The WBA competencies are described in the PEP participant guide. Take some time to familiarise yourself with this. This guide can be found on the PEP resources website.


You are assessed by yourself, medical educators, colleagues and patients. This ensures that you gather evidence of your competence from multiple sources and multiple perspectives.


The WBA assessment program provides a number of ways to gather evidence of your competence.

  1. Direct observation of consultations – The Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)
  2. Clinical case analysis – Case-based discussion and random case analysis
  3. Multisource feedback (MSF) – colleague and patient assessment
  4. Clinical examination and procedural skills logbook – used for self-reflection on your learning needs.
  5. The learning unit assessable task
  6. Your learning plan


You will receive feedback as part of the WBA. This can be provided verbally after an assessment and/or in written form as part of an assessment report. The ratings on any assessment form are not used for any other purpose than to indicate your progress towards Fellowship. Any rating is thus also a form of feedback.

As individuals we are all inaccurate in assessing our own performance. Feedback from an observer allows us to uncover some of our “unknowns” which can help our learning.


The PEP is a self-directed learning program, and you will need to commit your own personal time and effort to ensure satisfactory progression during your participation in the program.

However, in addition to the online learning units, your assigned RTO / RVTS will provide you with the following support during your participation:

  • Medical educator mentoring and support to provide feedback and assistance on developing your learning plan as well as monitoring your progress and performance throughout the duration of each term
  • Longitudinal assessment and feedback, delivered in the workplace and designed to help you improve your performance as a general practitioner and to help prepare you for the Fellowship exams
  • Program administrative support to assist with coordination of training program activities and workplace-based assessment and help you to stay on track throughout the program.


We have built an online portal where you will find everything you need related to the PEP.

To access the PEP portal you will need to login to the RACGP website. You can use the same RACGP login credentials you use regularly.

If you have forgotten your password, follow the ‘forgotten password’ link on the login page to reset it.

Once you have logged in, the PEP portal can be accessed from the drop-down menu on the top right corner of the RACGP website. Your PEP portal user guide can be accessed by selecting the Help button on the top menu.

For technical support and other PEP portal enquiries, please email pepsupport@racgp.org.au or call 03 8699 0580.

For PEP enquiries please email pepadmin@racgp.org.au or call 1800 472 247.

For membership enquiries, please contact 1800 472 247.


You do not have to defer your place, and may commence your program with a period of leave, provided that your leave request meets all other leave requirements outlined in the Leave and Extensions Policy.


You are not required to apply for every period of leave; however, if you are likely to take 5 weeks leave or more cumulatively over any 12-month period, you must complete the Change in Circumstances form which can be located once logging into the PEP portal, and clicking on 'My Account'.


You will need to apply via a Change in Circumstances form which can be located once logging into the PEP portal, and clicking on 'My Account'. Please note that you will not automatically be granted a transfer, all transfers must be approved by RACGP before they take place.


As per the Progression Policy, you have three months to start suitable employment. During this time, you are expected to work on your learning units to the best of your ability. If you are not able to do this, you may apply for leave. If you are unable to start your new employment within three months, you can choose to either apply for leave/further leave or withdraw from the Program. Applying for leave does not guarantee that it will be approved.


If the above FAQs have not answered your question/s, please contact us at pepadmin@racgp.org.au


Once you have completed the allocated program time and provided you have met the exam eligibility requirements outlined in Practice Experience Program Exam Eligibility Policy you can sit the exams. Participants may enrol in examinations prior to completion of Program time, but must have completed allocated Program time by the time that they sit the exams.


No, you cannot sit exams while still in the Program. You can enrol in exams (if you are eligible) while still on the Program but must have completed your program time or withdrawn from PEP to sit the exams.


In line with the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy, you will have six semesters across three years to finish the exams. This three-year candidacy begins when you become eligible for exams. If you have enough time in general practice at or before the completion of your Program time to be exam eligible, your period of exam candidacy begins in the first exam semester after completing or withdrawing from PEP. You should, therefore, ensure you enrol in the first exam for which you are eligible – enrolments may fall before the completion of allocated Program time.

For example, if you finish PEP at the end of 2019 and meet the requirements of clause 5 of the Exam Eligibility Policy, your exam candidacy will begin with the 2020.1 exams; you must, therefore, enrol in late 2019 before you have completed your time in the Program.


If the above FAQs have not answered your question/s, please contact us at pepadmin@racgp.org.au


Applications for an Approved Placement – RACGP Fellowship Program (Practice Experience Program) Provider Numbers will not be accessible to PEP Standard stream participants working in MMM1 locations (unless exceptional circumstances apply or After Hours Medical Deputising Service). The PEP can be undertaken in MMM1 locations if participants have an ongoing provider number issued by another 3GA (workforce) program. The RACGP advises PEP participants to retain their current provider number until such time as we can organise an RACGP Fellowship Program provider number for you.


Applications for an Approved Placement – RACGP Fellowship Program (Practice Experience Program) Provider Numbers are available for those that meet the following requirements:

  1. An approved PEP Practice position accepted by RACGP Medical Educators (adequate scope of practice and meeting at least minimum part time requirements re: weekly hours)
  2. If applicable, the practice location meets the participant’s obligations under section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act, 1973.


International medical graduates who are subject to section 19AB will need to ensure that their practice location is in a Distribution Priority Area in order to be eligible for a Medicare Provider Number (MPN).

PEP participants cannot move to another practice and maintain their PEP provider number unless the destination practice is DPA.


The Modified Monash Model is a new classification system that better categorises metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. You can find the classification of your location by using the Modified Monash Model locator.


If your current provider number was issued outside of the RACGP Fellowship Program (Practice Experience Program) and is due to expire and you are not eligible for an extension under that current program please contact PEPApprovedPlacement@racgp.org.au for further information after reviewing the following:

  • Change in practice location request application (if wanting to change practices)
  • RACGP Fellowship Program Placement Guidelines


For doctors who are participating on the PEP at an AMDS location, The Department of Health will issue a s19AB(3) exemption which is limited to their participation on the PEP at the requested location, in the after-hours period only.

The 19AB Guidelines define after-hours as 6pm to 8am on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.


This letter is issued directly from the Department of Human Services/Medicare which outlines your specific provider number, address, exemption/s and placement start and end date.


All PEP participants must submit their provider number application form directly to the RACGP. Medicare will not be able to process provider number application forms sent directly to them.


Please be aware provider number applications can take up to 12 weeks to be processed, by the RACGP, Department of Health and Medicare, for any queries please contact PEPApprovedPlacement@racgp.org.au


Please be aware provider number applications can take up to 12 weeks to be processed, by the RACGP, Department of Health and Medicare, for any queries please contact PEPApprovedPlacement@racgp.org.au


Participants will be able to access 2 provider numbers for regular practices, and 3 for branch practices.


It is expected that all PEP participants will hold an RACGP Fellowship Program provider number whilst they are participating in the program.


International medical graduates who are subject to section 19AB will need to ensure that their practice location is in a distribution priority area (DPA) in order to be eligible for a MPN.

PEP participants cannot move to another practice and maintain their PEP provider number unless their destination practice is DPA.


If the above FAQs have not answered your question/s, please contact us at pepapprovedplacement@racgp.org.au


Contact us

Should you have further questions, please contact our Members Services Centre on 1800 472 247 or contact the PEP team at pepadmin@racgp.org.au