Education policy

The College Education Committee reviews all education policies every three to five years. If you cannot find a relevant policy, refer to your training program handbook for further information.

Find out more about education policies in development or being revised (member login required)

If you have an education policy inquiry contact the Education Policy Executive Officer or the Contact Officer list on the policy document.

Training

Academic Integrity in Training policy

This policy sets out the meaning of academic integrity in the context of RACP training. The policy defines the principles that underpin the RACP approach to academic integrity and the roles and responsibilities of the relevant parties.

College members are expected to adhere to the Academic Integrity in Training Process (PDF 171KB) in cases of suspected academic misconduct. 

Download the Academic Integrity in Training policy (PDF 239KB)

Accreditation of training settings policy

This policy defines the aims, principles, process and criteria for the accreditation of training settings for trainees.

Download the Accreditation of training settings policy (PDF 98KB)

Download the Standards for accreditation of training settings (PDF 22KB)

Assessment policy

This policy sets out the principles that define how assessments and assessment programs are planned, implemented and evaluated at the RACP in order to ensure the quality of assessment processes related to RACP training. It requires ​committees responsible for assessments and programs of assessment to demonstrate progress towards the Standards for RACP Assessment Programs. Committee preparation and staged implementation is ​currently underway.

Download the Assessment policy (PDF 49KB)

Download the Standards for RACP Assessment Programs (PDF 627KB)

Educational Leadership and Supervision policy 

This new policy will provide a framework for supervisory practice, including principles and standards for supervision. The RACP Framework for Educational Leadership and Supervision provides educational leaders and supervisors with increased clarity around their leadership roles and responsibilities, and recognition of their professionalism, skills, knowledge, competence and experience. It introduces new supervisor role structure and descriptions, as well as supervisor standards, selection process, training requirements and evaluation guidance. 

The policy and framework ​are currently being communicated to all impacted stakeholders. Implementation will commence from December 2018.

Download the Educational Leadership and supervision policy (PDF 107KB)

Download the RACP Framework for Educational Leadership and Supervision (PDF 3.5MB)

Flexible Training policy

This policy outlines the flexible training options available for RACP trainees (including Fellows in training) enrolled in Division, Faculty and Chapter training programs. The policy details how to apply for flexible training arrangements, requirements for meeting the standards of training, provisions for part-time training, interruptions during a training program and interruption between programs.

Download the Flexible Training policy (PDF 195KB) 

Download Flexible Training policy - 'At a Glance' (PDF 172KB)

Download the Trainee and Supervisor Guide - Progression through Training and Flexible Training policies (PDF 328KB) 

Progression through Training policy

This policy sets out provisions for the completion of training requirements, time limits to complete training programs, prospective approval and certification of training, leave during training, failure to progress in training and exceptional circumstances.

Download the Progression through Training Policy (PDF ​189KB) 

Download Progression through Training 'At a Glance' (PDF 175KB)

Download the Trainee and Supervisor Guide Progression through Training and Flexible Training policies (PDF 328KB) 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy 

This policy outlines the requirements for the formal recognition of experience obtained prior to entry to an RACP training program. It defines who may apply for RPL and what categories of learning may be eligible. It describes the principles to be addressed when making an application for RPL and in assessing applications for RPL, as well as possible outcomes after assessment of an application.

Download the Recognition of Prior Learning policy version 2 (PDF 127KB) 

Download the Recognition of Prior Learning policy version 2 FAQs (PDF 397KB)

Download the Recognition of Prior Learning policy version 2 Guide for Applicants (PDF 459KB) 

Download the Recognition of Prior Learning Application form (.doc 166KB) 

Download the Recognition of Prior Learning Sample Learning Portfolio (PDF 3MB)

Selection into ​Training policy 

This policy sets out the principles which underpin selection into RACP training programs. It outlines criteria for eligibility and selection into RACP training programs, and standards for the process of selection into training at RACP accredited training settings.

The Selection into training policy has been approved by the College Education Committee with the staged implementation of the policy ​currently underway.

Download the ​Selection into ​Training ​policy (PDF 381KB)

Special consideration for assessment policy

This policy sets out the process of considering the particular circumstances affecting a trainee and the special provisions or arrangements available to alleviate the impact of those circumstances. Special consideration does not excuse a trainee from meeting a requirement, or performance standard for examinations or work-based assessments.

Download the Special consideration for assessment policy (PDF 201KB) (current)

Download the Special consideration for assessment policy (PDF 523KB) (to be implemented ​1 January 2018 for work-based assessments and 1 March 2018 for examinations)

Trainee in Difficulty Support (TIDS) policy

This policy outlines principles for the trainee, the supervisor and the College to use when a trainee is in difficulty, including the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.

Download the Trainee in Difficulty Support (TIDS) policy (PDF 268KB)

Download the Trainee in Difficulty Support process (PDF 409KB) 

Download the Interactive Training Support Pathway (PDF 496KB)

Download the Trainee in Difficulty Support policy FAQs (PDF 472KB) 

Post-training

RACP policy on assessment of Overseas Trained Physicians and Paediatricians (OTPs)

This policy defines a framework to determine if the training, qualifications and experience of an OTP are comparable to an Australian-trained Physician (in Australia) or a New Zealand-trained Physician (in New Zealand) in order to determine their eligibility for medical registration and eligibility for Fellowship of the RACP. The policy details the assessment process and possible outcomes for applicants, including specialist recognition in Australia and vocational registration in New Zealand.

Download the Assessment of Overseas Trained Physicians and Paediatricians (OTPs) policy (PDF 120KB)

RACP policy on Continuing professional development (CPD) participation

This policy defines the CPD participation requirements for RACP Fellows and Non-Fellows and outlines the RACP’s responsibilities in relation to providing and administering CPD programs.

Download the RACP policy on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) participation (PDF 145KB)

Participation by Fellows in preparatory courses for assessment policy

This policy defines the obligations of Fellows in relation to participation in preparatory courses (commercial and non-commercial) or training sessions for centrally administered College assessments.

Download the Participation by Fellows in preparatory courses for assessment policy (PDF 87KB)

Recognition in a subspecialty of Adult Medicine or Paediatrics and Child Health without completion of the relevant Advanced Training program policy

The policy provides an assessment framework for FRACP Fellows to be recognised in a specialty other than that in which they trained. Recognition depends on the basis of learning (either certified or experiential), acquired competence and professional development in that specialty over a substantial period of professional practice. The policy also provides an avenue for individuals who gained Fellowship of the RACP before SACs/JSACs/STCs were established to be recognised in a specialty.

Download the Recognition in a subspecialty of Adult Medicine or Paediatrics and Child Health without completion of the relevant Advanced Training program policy (PDF 110KB)

Appeals

Reconsideration review and appeals process by-law

This policy defines the process for trainees and Fellows to appeal College decisions that directly affect their education. This process provides an internal grievance mechanism to ensure all College members receive fair and consistent treatment.

Download the Reconsideration, review and appeals process by-law (PDF 186KB)

Read the Reconsideration Review or Appeal FAQs

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