Workplace-based assessments


The workplace-based assessment program forms part of your RACGP training program and involves observation and assessment of your practice in your own workplace via a range of formats. It allows us to track your progression through training, ensuring you receive the support that you need to gain the clinical competencies and skills relevant to your stage of training and to progress to Fellowship.

Several different people are involved in supporting your education and workplace-based assessment, including:

  • your supervisor(s)
  • your medical educator (ME)
  • external clinical teaching visitors
  • your training coordinator.

You’ll receive feedback following each of your assessments to allow you to reflect on your progress and plan additional learning opportunities with the support of your supervisor, ME or training coordinator.

It’s important that you schedule time for assessment, feedback and personal reflection.
 

Types of assessment tools

The different assessment tools for the Rural Generalist Fellowship are outlined below:
 


For case-based discussions (CBD), you’ll be asked to select a recent clinical case to present to the assessor, including providing clinical notes, relevant investigations or results, and details of referrals or preventive healthcare plans. You’ll present cases that you’ve been primarily responsible for and that represent a medium level of complexity, where clinical reasoning may be complicated by uncertainty and/or where decision-making requires consideration of multiple issues.

You might highlight aspects of the case for discussion, depending on your self-identified learning needs. Sometimes an assessor may request a case with a specific area of focus, particularly if it’s been identified that you need support in that area.


In random case analysis (RCA), the assessor will randomly select a case from your consultation records to discuss. They’ll ask you to think about the case from different perspectives and discuss these through the lens of the RACGP Curriculum and syllabus, in particular, the five domains of general practice. The development of your clinical reasoning will be explored by considering how a case changes when one of four contextual influences changes – the doctor, the patient, the problem and the system.

RCA is helpful to ensure you explore cases you may not usually see in your day-to-day practice.
 

A mini–CEX is an assessment that involves observation of you performing a consultation. This style of assessment can either focus on a particular competency area, such as professionalism, or specific clinical skills; it may be managed as a general observation. Once completed, your assessor can immediately discuss the consultation with you, providing feedback and ideas for further development, if necessary.

The Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) assesses the candidate’s ability to safely and appropriately carry out procedures. You will need to complete DOPS for highlighted procedures.

 


Additional Rural Skills Training

Below are the Additional Rural Skills Training (ARST) workplace-based assessment (WBA) template forms.

When link is clicked, the document will automatically be downloaded to your computer.

Names of WBAs

  • Mini-CEX – mini clinical evaluation exercise
  • CBD – case based discussion
  • RCA – random case analysis
  • DOPS – direct observation of procedural skills

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health ARST

Curriculum

Visit curriculum page

Logbook

Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report

CBD

Download CBD Assessment template

Mini–CEX

Download Mini-CEX Assessment template

RCA

Download RCA Assessment template

 

Adult internal medicine ARST

Curriculum

Visit curriculum page

Logbook

Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report

CBD

Download CBD Assessment template

DOPS

Download Mini-CEX Assessment template

RCA

Download RCA Assessment template

 

Child health ARST

Curriculum

Visit curriculum page

Logbook

Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download report

CBD

Download CBD Assessment template

Mini–CEX

Download Mini-CEX Assessment template

RCA

Download RCA Assessment template

 

Mental health ARST

Curriculum

Visit curriculum page

Logbook

Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report

CBD

Download CBD Assessment template

Mini–CEX

Download Mini-CEX Assessment template

RCA

Download RCA Assessment template

 

Palliative care ARST

Curriculum

Visit curriculum page

Logbook

Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report

CBD

Download CBD Assessment template

Mini–CEX

Download Mini-CEX Assessment template

RCA

Download RCA Assessment template

 

Surgery ARST

Curriculum

Visit curriculum page

Logbook

Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report

CBD

Download CBD Assessment template

DOPS

Download DOPS Assessment template

RCA

Download RCA Assessment template

Small Town Rural General Practice

Curriculum Download curriculum document

Optional project

 

Logbook

Download log book

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report

CBD

Download CBD Assessment template

Mini-CEX

Download RCA Assessment template


Core Emergency Medicine Training (Core EMT)

Below are the Core Emergency Medicine Training (Core EMT) workplace-based assessment (WBA) template forms.

When link is clicked, the document will automatically be downloaded to your computer.

Names of WBAs:

  • Mini-CEX – mini clinical evaluation exercise
  • RCA – random case analysis
  • DOPS – direct observation of procedural skills
 

Core EMT

Curriculum

Visit curriculum page

Logbook

Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report

DOPS

Download DOPS Assessment template

Mini–CEX

Download Mini-CEX Assessment template

RCA

Download RCA Assessment template

 

Resources

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