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Becoming a Training Facility

What is an Accredited Training Facility?

An accredited training facility is a practice and GP supervisor that are able and willing to provide GP registrars with the level of supervision, teaching and educational experience to support their progress through the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program.

Training facilities are accredited via WAGPET with either ACRRM or the RACGP depending on the location and range of experiences they can offer the GP registrar.

Training Facility Accreditation Process

If you are interested in becoming an accredited training facility, please fill in the new training facility accreditation enquiry form.

What do we need to become accredited?

To be an accredited training facility, you will need to demonstrate you have the following attributes, and can meet and maintain respective college requirements:

  1. A supportive learning environment.
  2. GP supervision suitable for the various levels of GP registrar training - a minimum of one full-time GP (principal supervisor) must be on-site. Teaching experience is desirable to be accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Supervisors have no less than five years full-time experience in rural or remote practice with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  3. All supervisors must meet the minimum ACRRM and/or RACGP requirements.
  4. All GP supervisors must have full, unconditional registration with AHPRA.
  5. A commitment to ongoing up-skilling through education.
  6. Accreditation with either Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) or GPA Accreditation.
  7. The training facility must offer a wide range of clinical learning opportunities.

College Accreditation Requirements

Practices can choose to be accredited by one or both of the colleges to train GP registrars.

ACRRM Accreditation

Rural practices and GPs who meet the ACRRM Standards for Supervisors and Teaching Posts in rural and remote medicine can apply to WAGPET for consideration as a training facility.

The ACRRM criteria for a training facility include:

  • located in a rural or remote location (MM 4-7)
  • provide appropriate training resources and be suitably-equipped to support teaching
  • have a documented teaching plan and provide structured, dedicated clinical teaching
  • provide a range of clinical learning opportunities.

The ACRRM criteria for a GP supervisor include:

  • sufficient qualifications to act as a supervisor or mentor
  • no less than five years full-time experience in rural or remote setting
  • demonstrated commitment and abilities as a teacher.

Please visit the ACRRM website for full details of the standards to be met by GPs and practices to become involved in rural general practice training.

RACGP Accreditation

The RACGP accredits practices at one of two levels.

Level 1:

Training facilities accredited at this level can host GP registrars at all levels of training. Registrars in their first two GP training terms, GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT1, require additional supervision, education and support from their supervisor and this is reflected in the criteria.

Level 2:

Training facilities accredited at this level are only accredited to host GP registrars in their third GP training term and beyond (GPT3, Extended Skills and Awaiting Fellowship).

Please refer to RACGP Standards for Trainers and Training Facilities for full details of the standards.

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