Recognition of prior learning
In recognition and acknowledgement that doctors applying to GP training may have many years of relevant hospital training experience prior to joining GP training, both the RACGP and ACRRM will consider accrediting some training retrospectively through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Doctors following the RACGP fellowship pathway can apply for up to twelve (12) months of RPL.
RPL will generally only be considered for hospital-based terms, which can include extended skills in hospital term training.
Applications for RPL can be made after acceptance into the training program. There are cut-off times for applying for RPL so it is important to start this process early.
RPL is generally only accepted for training undertaken in Australian or New Zealand hospitals.
The decision to grant RPL rests with the RACGP Censor.
Please see the RACGP RPL Policy for more information.
Doctors following the ACRRM fellowship pathway can apply for up to 24 months RPL. ACRRM will review RPL for any term including:
- Core Clinical Training (CCT)
- Primary Rural and Remote Training (PRRT)
- Advanced Specialised Training (AST)
Maximum RPL per term types apply. Please see the ACRRM Fellowship Handbook for more information.