What’s new in 2017?
WAGPET is committed to providing excellence in general practice training delivery. We are transforming our organisation in 2017 to ensure the highest level of support to every registrar and supervisor.
We’ve developed a new education and assessment framework. The new framework ensures the highest standard of training aligned to the ACRRM and RACGP requirements. The framework is supported by our innovative education and assessment tool, GP365.
GP365 is an online integrated learning and assessment program for GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT2 registrars. It is seamlessly integrated with other WAGPET online learning modules to support all education and assessment needs.
WAGPET has a single point of contact for you, called a Program Training Advisor. Your Program Training Advisor will assist you and the registrar(s) you support every day to meet their AGPT requirements.
Visit our contact page to meet your WAGPET team.
Our Program Training Advisors have been meeting the registrars, supervisors and practices they support. Here are the answers to questions commonly asked during those visits about what’s new in 2017.
Education framework and program delivery in 2017 FAQs
- What is the education requirement for my part-time GPT/PRRT1 registrar?
GP registrars are required to complete their GP365 education in the first 12 months regardless of whether they are working full or part-time. This is to ensure all GP registrars in the first 12 months have the equivalent levels of education to support safe, quality practice.
- What are the education payments for my part-time GPT/PRRT2 registrar?
As GP registrars are required to complete their first 12 months of general practice education regardless of whether they are working full or part-time, your GPT/PRRT2 GP registrar will have already completed their GP365 education requirement. While no teaching payment is applicable, WAGPET provides a Practice Support Payment to contribute to the costs incurred with hosting the GP registrar.
- Does the supervisor still need to complete teaching logs?
No, but the principle supervisor must submit their teaching hours as well as the GP registrars consulting numbers via the Portal every four weeks.
- What data will I need to enter into the Portal from 2017?
To meet the requirements of our accreditation, WAGPET requires the GP registrar consulting numbers and profile as well as the hours of teaching they have received. WAGPET will no longer collect education topics information via the Portal from 2017.
- What are the consulting hour requirements for my full-time GP registrar?
Your full time GP registrar should be working 38 hours per week. Booked consulting hours vary depending on the term level, GPT1/PRRT1 is 31 hours, GPT2/PRRT2 is 33 hours and GPT3/PRRT3 is 35 hours. The remainder of their time is made up with other ordinary activities. Please refer to the Training Facility Handbook for more information and the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars.
- What are the consulting hour requirements for my part-time GP registrar?
Your part-time GP registrar should be working 19 hours per week. Booked consulting hours vary depending on the term level, GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT2 are 16 hours and GPT3/PRRT3 is 18 hours. The remainder of their time is made up with other ordinary activities. Please refer to the Training Facility Handbook for more information and the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars.
- Will the Practice Manager have their own login to GP365?
Yes. The Practice Manager will have their own unique login which is the standard Portal log in. Their login will be linked to nominated GP registrars but their view is limited to administration items.
- Are mini release days grouped?
Mini release sessions are grouped in order to manage the total number of GP registrars training across WA in the most efficient way. This may mean that you will have to plan to have multiple GP registrars away for mini releases at any one time.
- What is the in-practice teaching requirement for part-time GP registrars?
GP registrars are required to do the same level of education over their first 12 months of training regardless of the employment status. As a result, both full and part-time GP registrars should receive one hour of formal teaching and two hours of corridor teaching in their first six months and they should receive one hour of formal teaching and 30 minutes of corridor teaching in their second six months.
- How long are GP registrars GP365 logins valid for?
GP365 login are valid for the duration of the GP registrars' training and not just the first 12 months.