What does a supervisor do?
A supervisor supports a trainee during their Physician training at the RACP by helping to plan and facilitate learning opportunities and providing comprehensive and timely feedback on progress and achievement.
Each supervisor has specific responsibilities depending on their role. In larger institutions, a trainee may have a number of supervisors. In smaller institutions, a trainee may have a single supervisor who has various supervisory roles.
Find out more about supervisor roles and responsibilities.
Basic and Advanced Training supervisors
In larger institutions, a trainee may have a number of supervisors. In smaller institutions, a trainee may have a single supervisor who has various supervisory roles.
Information for Trainees
How do I nominate my supervisors?
Trainees nominate their supervisors on their annual training application form.
Find out more about applying for Basic Training.
Find out more about applying for Advanced Training.
What do I do if my supervisor changes?
If your supervisor changes in your training year, email email@example.com to update your records. If your Supervisor is not listed with the RACP as a supervisor they can submit
If your training rotation details change, you will need to download and complete the Basic Training Amendment form (.doc 188KB).
If your supervisor changes in your training year, you will need to download and complete the:
Send your completed form to:
Australia: 145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
New Zealand: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Supervisor Comments for Reports
If you require additional supervisor to sign off a report, you will need to download and complete the Supplementary Supervisors Comment Page (.doc 83KB)
Information for supervisors
How do I become a supervisor?
Learn more about becoming a supervisor for Basic or Advanced Training.
Monitoring trainee performance
Monitor trainee work-based performance online using the relevant training portal:
Find out more information about work-based assessments and examinations.
Approving Basic Trainee applications (DPEs)
Directors of Physician Education (DPEs) need to approve Basic Trainee applications.
View and approve applications for Basic Training using the:
Supervision Support Strategy
Supervision is fundamental to training at the RACP, and we have created a Supervision Support Strategy to improve education and support for supervisors.
The strategy aims to:
- Provide a structured and accessible training program for supervisors to support them in their various roles and responsibilities
- Develop a supervisor policy which defines the values that underpin educational supervision at the College
- Develop a way to attract and recruit more supervisors
- Develop a rewards and recognition policy to support, further encourage and engage supervisors
- Conduct research on areas related to supervision and evaluate the outcomes of the Supervisor Support Strategy
As part of the Supervision Support Strategy, the RACP developed the Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP) and supervisor workshops to support supervisors.
Learn more about the Supervisor Professional Development Program.
Supervisor workshops provide supervisors with the training and support they need to supervise Basic or Advanced Trainees.
Find out more about supervisor workshops and see the supervisor workshops schedule to register for a supervisor workshop in your area.
Phone: +61 02 8076 6300