Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL

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Date Updated: 2024-05-14

What is a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

As a GP, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can help you reduce your program time or reduce the academic requirements you need to accomplish in a Fellowship program. This is because RPL assesses the skills and experience you’ve gained from your previous education, training, or employment, so you can see if the formal qualifications in Australia apply to you or if you have already done them in the past.

ACRRM Fellowship Programs

You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during your training program orientation for AGPT, RVTS, IP, or RGTS. The maximum amount of RPL is 2 years and it will be based on your experience, alignment with the ACRRM curriculum, and your individual training plan

RACGP Fellowship Programs

There are different criteria for each of the programs in the RPL policy.

For AGPT:

  • 12 calendar weeks FTE – 52 calendar weeks FTE of clinical Hospital Rotations completed after Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY2+)  of which a maximum of 26 calendar weeks FTE can be in any one discipline,
  • Up to 26 calendar weeks FTE of Extended Skills Training
  • Up to 52 calendar weeks FTE of a combination of Hospital Rotations and Extended Skills Training

For RVTS:

  • 12 weeks FTE – of 52 weeks FTE of Hospital Rotations completed after Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY2+), of which a maximum of 26 calendar weeks FTE can be in any one discipline,
  • Up to 26 weeks FTE of prior general practice experience, or
  • Up to 52 weeks FTE of a combination of Hospital Rotations and general practice experience

For FSP, RPL will not be offered from the 2024.2 intake (registrars commencing July 2024) and onwards, except for those who have previously voluntarily withdrawn from AGPT or RVTS. If so, you can apply for a maximum of 26 calendar weeks to reduce your program time.

How do I get an RPL in Australia?

If you feel confident that you have the supporting documents, you can contact a Registered Training Organizations (RTO) to begin your skills assessment. Once the requirements are met and the assessor is satisfied that you meet Australian standards, you will be issued an RPL certificate.

With the RPL certificate, you can apply for RPL to help you reduce your program time or reduce the academic requirements you need to accomplish in a Fellowship program.

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