June 2019

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Online mental health training for GPs

RACGP Rural has designed the Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST) model to provide a clear, viable mental health skill acquisition pathway without having to leave your practice.

The training package will provide you with focused psychological strategies skills derived from cognitive behavioural therapy as part of a treatment plan for common mental health problems.

The FPS ST comprises 21 hours of online learning, practical use of skills and active group discussion, all accessible through the RACGP’s gplearning platform.

Modules 1, 2 and 3 are each accredited for 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points. Module 4 is accredited for two Category 2 QI&CPD points. 

The FPS ST is also accredited by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration and enables GPs access to Medicare items for providing psychological treatment services.

Registration for the fourth intake is open now for training commencement on Wednesday 28 August 2019.

Register for the August 2019 intake now.

AGPT Program 2020 – Preparing for the Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test

The Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) is the national assessment that eligible applicants need to the sit as part of the selection process for entry into the AGPT Program. 

The CAAKT is made up of 20 Knowledge Test (KT) questions and 50 Situational Judgement Test (SJT) questions. Candidates must obtain a minimum standard to proceed to the next stage of the selection process. The questions in the CAAKT are partly derived using competency indicators from the RACGP Competency profile of the general practitioner at the point of Fellowship

Sample questions are available to help you prepare for the assessment.  

The CAAKT is open to candidates from Thursday to Saturday 27–29 June 2019.

In order to sit the CAAKT, candidates must have completed the application and selection, and been deemed eligible by the Department of Health. 

Membership renewals

Save when you renew by 30 June

Receive a pay-on-time membership discount when you renew your RACGP membership by Sunday 30 June 2019.

As an RACGP member, you belong to Australia’s largest general practice community of more than 40,000 members. Renew now to enjoy the member benefits, have access to a number of collaborative spaces and participate in educational activities.
Discover your member benefits or renew now.

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