It is expected that registrars reside within 60 minutes’ travel time of the practice in which they are placed.
Things you should know about the Registrar Placement Process
Placements are considered binding.
ACRRM registrars are encouraged to enter the priority placement as these practices give the rural and remote context experience specified by the College.
Rural Generalist (RG) registrars successful in obtaining a designated RG pathway will be required to train in posts and practices designated in or identified in their pathway.
These practices are in MM4 and above locations, which provide RG registrars with a full training experience and opportunities to utilise their advanced skills
RACGP registrars will need to consider how they will meet the Diversity of Training requirement.
General pathway registrars have a training location obligation. They must complete 12 calendar months in an outer metro practice or an Aboriginal Health Service.
The AGPT Training Obligations Policy and Metro West Outer Metro Training Requirements and Restrictions Policy for further details. Metro west registrars usually complete two 6-month placements in any given year.
Registrars awaiting their Fellowship paperwork, including those impacted by COVID-19, will require an Extension Awaiting Fellowship (EAF) term. As Fellowship processing can take up to 12 weeks, registrars have two options:
- Work during the EAF period. Registrars can liaise with their current practice to remain at the clinic or join the placement process to find a new practice. An EAF placement must be in an accredited practice within the registrar’s designated region to access a provider number. Note: If the registrar is contracted to a practice for the entire semester, there is an expectation that they will complete the terms of the agreement.
- Take leave from the program. This means the registrar will not be able to practice as a GP for this period as a provider number will not be available whilst on leave.
Note: Registrars impacted by exam changes due to COVID-19 will be required to undertake an Extension Awaiting Assessment term.