Important updates

2020 Semester Dates

2020.1 Semester: 3 Feb 2020 – 2 August 2020                   2020.2 Semester: 3 Aug 2020 – 31 Jan 2021

Change to training time requirements

MCCC following ongoing discussions with the RACGP and in line with the NTCER, will be enforcing the following as definitions of training:

Full time training requires full time employment of 38 hours per week worked over at least four days*, averaged over a four week period. It will encompass patient contact time, education release time, in practice teaching time and administration time (where applicable). Anything less than 38 hours will be considered part time training.

Minimum part time training is 14.5 hours per week employment over a minimum of two days*. This will encompass patient contact time, education release time, in practice teaching time and administration time (where applicable).

Please note that if a registrar is working across two practices then they must meet the minimum 14.5 hour of employment at each location.

Should you have any queries, please contact your MCCC REAPS directly or call: 1300 622 247

*each session must not be less than three consecutive hours.

Additional leave

Are you taking additional leave that exceeds annual and personal leave allocations, as per the NCTER and AGPT leave policy? This is known as program leave.

Variation to training time

Are you wanting to alter your hours of work?

Both program leave and/or variations to training time will affect your overall training time and possibly when you can sit exams.

Accurate records are required at ALL levels of training.

When relevant, please complete the appropriate forms and email to the relevant address.

Industry partners

Victorian Primary Health Networks (PHNs)

There are six PHNs across Victoria running educational sessions which may be of interest to registrars.  Current topics include infertility, mental health, diabetes, emergency medicine and more. Click here for their range of webinar sessions.

Click here to find your local PHN and for more information on face to face educational sessions in your area.

What is a PHN?

PHNs were established to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes and to improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

The Government has agreed to seven key priorities for targeted work by PHNs. These are mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, health workforce, digital health, aged care, and alcohol and other drugs.