Recognition of Prior Learning

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Recognition of Prior Learning is the formal recognition of experience obtained prior to entry in an RACP training program.

Trainees can apply to have previous experience considered towards Basic Training through RPL. View the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (PDF 102KB)

Who can apply for RPL?

To apply for RPL you must be:

  • A current trainee or Fellow enrolled in an RACP training program in Australia or New Zealand
  • An International Medical Graduate who is enrolled in an RACP training program

The policy does not apply to Overseas Trained Physicians who wish to join the RACP through the specialist recognition pathway.

See if you are eligible to apply for Basic Training.

See if you are eligible to apply for Advanced Training.

When do I apply?

Apply within 3 months of the start date of your first training rotation with the RACP to be eligible for RPL.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the RPL application form (​​doc 1.​1MB)
  2. Email your completed RPL form and supporting documents to:

RPL resources

Contact us

Contact us for further information.


Phone: +61 02 9256 5444

New Zealand

Phone: +64 04 472 6713

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