Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 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

Applying 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 Basic Training and Advanced Training for eligibility criteria.

Trainee should apply within three months of the start date of your first training rotation with the RACP to be eligible for RPL.

How to apply

  1. Complete the RPL application form
  2. Email your completed RPL form and supporting documents to:

RPL resources

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