Apply or re-register
New and current trainees need to apply prospectively for Basic Training each year.
Trainees must complete their registration online (when registration is open).
Each application for re-registration must have the approval of your local Director of Physician Education.
Applications for Prospective Approval of rotations close:
28 February | Applications for prospective approval of rotations in the current year.
31 August | Applications for prospective approval of rotations in the second half of the current year.
You must organise the timely submission of all necessary documentation and keep a copy of the application for future reference. See program key dates for trainees and supervisors.
Late applications may be considered up to 1 month after the deadline.
Applications received later than 1 month after the deadline won’t be considered unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated in line with the Special Considerations for Assessment Policy.
Late applications will incur a late fee.
Standard annual membership fees apply. Go to MyRACP to pay or view previous training program payments.
About your training position
Approval and certification
Basic Training positions must be undertaken at RACP-accredited settings.
Once you have secured a training position, you must prospectively apply for approval as per the Progression through Training Policy.
Approval of training periods will be determined by the overseeing committee. To be approved, your individual training program must be consistent with the training requirements and appropriate for that stage in training.
Upon completion of each rotation or calendar year of training, the overseeing committee considers your progress according to the program requirements. If all requirements of training have been satisfactorily completed, the overseeing committee certifies the period of training.
The College is not involved in the recruitment and selection of trainees. Our role is to set and monitor standards for selection and provide advice to settings and their selection committees.
Variations in training
If you need to make variations to your training and information in your application will change, you need to inform the relevant committee as soon as possible.
Certain types of changes can force the approval decision to be revised and this can affect the certification of your training.
See flexible training options for information on part-time training, interruptions to training, withdrawing from training and time limits.