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:
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.