We understand that recognition of prior learning and experience (RPLE) is an important consideration for many of you in your general practice training journey. To be eligible for RPLE, you must have completed two calendar years (FTE) of comprehensive Australian general practice experience within the last four calendar years, assessed as per the Assessment of General Practice Experience Policy.
In addition, you must be deemed to be progressing 'at expected standard' within your first six-month FSP training program progress report. This includes completion of your EASL components, attendance and participation in small group learning, and results of your workplace-based assessments.
There is no 'formal' application for RPLE. Instead, at the end of your first six months on the FSP, the Progress Review Committee will review your GPE assessment and your progress to that date, to decide if you will be offered RPLE. Please note that accepting RPLE is optional; you may choose to decline the offer of RPLE and complete a two-year FSP program.
RPLE is available as credit for a total of six months of the FSP, shortening your program time from 24 months to 18 months (i.e., a maximum of 26 calendar weeks). Your determined program length remains the same whether you are working part-time or full-time in general practice. However, if you are working part-time, it may take you longer to meet exam and Fellowship eligibility requirements (see Fellowship Exams policy and Requirements for Fellowship).
Please note - To apply for a GPE assessment, please click the link below. You must submit your GPE application at the earliest, to be eligible for RPLE.