1. Gaining recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Gaining recognition of prior learning (RPL)

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) acknowledges the experience, training and assessment that applicants have already undertaken, which may provide exemptions from training time, assessment or other training components as required by the colleges.

Do I need to apply for RPL?

Registrars who will undertake/have undertaken a post-graduate year in their first year on the AGPT program (ie completing hospital units) will not need to apply for RPL.

All other registrars need to ascertain if they have any RPL they can claim, such as:

• RACGP – hospital time, Extended Skills or Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST)
• ACRRM – core clinical training, ACRRM approved primary rural remote training or pre-approved Advanced Specialised Training (AST)

Important: RACGP registrars considering claiming RPL for Extended Skills or ARSTs must discuss their plans with their Regional Head of Education and have approval prior to completing the application.

See below for application links.

Documents needed for RPL application

You may need to submit Statements of Service and hospital performance and assessment reports to support your application for RPL.

Statements of Service can take up to six weeks to obtain, please request these as early as possible.

Example - Statement of Service
Example - End of Term Assessment Report