Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - ACRRM
In recognition that doctors applying to GP training may have relevant hospital training experience prior to joining GP training, ACRRM offers opportunities to reduce training time through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Applied for ACRRM AGPT 2021 final intake?
About Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Registrars may be able to reduce their ACRRM AGPT training time by up to 24 months through an application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
GP Synergy will provide support and advice to registrars in preparing their RPL application, however the decision to grant RPL cannot be guaranteed as it rests with the ACRRM Censor.
Important points about RPL
Recency of practice for Core Generalist paediatrics, anaesthetics and O&G is five years.
Recency of practice for Core Generalist secondary care, emergency care and rural and remote practice is two years.
Recency of practice for Advanced Specialised disciplines is two years.
The primary care minimum training program requirement cannot be credited through RPL
RPL applications are encouraged to be made as early in training as possible. RPL applications are required to be submitted with a training plan developed by you and GP Synergy.
You are encouraged to start collecting the relevant paperwork for RPL as early as possible as the RPL application requires evidence such as:
- Verification of employment
- Confirmation of satisfactory performance in clinical work (i.e. JMO end of term assessment forms)
- Certified copies of original certificates for medical qualifications and courses
- Copy of CV
- Submission of a training plan (developed in collaboration with GP Synergy)
Additional documentation may also be required. See the ACRRM RPL Policy for more information.
Overseas experience may be considered for RPL. Please contact ACRRM for more information.
RPL requirements are determined and assessed by the ACRRM Censor who will consider:
- Authenticity - the applicant has demonstrated the level of competency outcomes that are being claimed.
- Currency - the competency outcomes are still valid and performable.
- Quality - the competency has reached the acceptable level.
- Relevance - the competency is applicable to the relevant area of training and curriculum.
- Transferability - the competency outcome can be applied outside the specific context in which it was gained.
- Comparability - the assessment mechanisms adopted ensure that the prior learning is comparable to training.
We can provide you with preliminary advice based on current ACRRM policies. We are unable to guarentee RPL will be granted as approval rests with the ACRRM Censor.