Frequently asked questions

Basic Training Curricula Renewal

What will the changes mean for trainees?
Trainees will benefit from an improved training experience, with a focus on practical, competency-based workplace learning and progress. The new curricula standards will clearly define the behaviours, actions and knowledge that trainees must achieve. Planned assessment programs will include multiple measures of performance to show trainee competence over time, rather than in isolation. These improvements will be supported by new technology and learning resources.
What will this mean for educators? 
Directors of Physician Education and supervisors will benefit from curricula that provide clear guidance on teaching requirements, as well as increased support through technology, teaching resources and professional development. The detail of the new curricula standards are will help them calibrate judgments of trainee performance.  
What will this mean for Fellows and the wider healthcare sector?
The renewed curricula will be subject to ongoing evaluation and improvement. This will ensure that RACP graduates enter the workforce with current knowledge, demonstrate best practice approaches, and are competent and safe practitioners. The new curricula standards clearly define the high-quality behaviours, action and knowledge that the medical community, wider healthcare sector and patients can expect from Fellows of the RACP. 
When will the changes be implemented?
The Basic Training curricula standards will be implemented from 2020, when the Knowledge Guides will be used as the Basis for the 2020 Divisional Written Examinations. In the meantime, the curricula standards have been made available for reference to allow trainees, supervisors and DPEs to familiarise themselves with the updated content.

Changes to the Basic Training learning, teaching, and assessment requirements, including a process for selection into training are being developed now. We will provide advance notice of any changes to these requirements, and further detail will be available in the coming months. 

Contact the College to find out more.
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