New Basic Training Program

The new Basic Training Program is a hybrid of time and competency-based training. There is a minimum requirement for trainees to complete three years of full-time equivalent clinical experience.

The curricula standards outline what trainees are expected to be (Competencies), know (Knowledge Guides) and do (Entrustable Professional Activities). These are supported by learning, teaching and assessment programs.

Early adopters

Early adopter training settings are working with us to lead the rollout. Early adopters will:

  • test the new training program
  • test supporting materials and activities
  • develop a network of change champions

A select group of early adopter settings began implementing the new Basic Training programs across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia from 2021. See the lists of settings below.

Aotearoa New Zealand

Included training settings*

Change champions

Phases of training

Auckland PCH Network (PCH)

Kidz First Children’s Hospital, Middlemore

Dr Ruchith Gooneratne (DPE)

Dr Ross Nicholson (ES)

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

Starship Children’s Hospital

Dr Raewyn Gavin (DPE

Waitakere Hospital

Dr Genevieve Ostring (NDPE)

Dr Sharon Wong (DPE)

Whangarei Hospital

Dr Vicki Cunningham (DPE)

Dunedin Hospital (PCH)

n/a

Dr Kalhari Weerasinghe (DPE)

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

Taranaki Base Hospital (PCH)

n/a

Dr Richard Smiley (DPE)

Foundation (BPT1)

Waikato Hospital (AIM)

n/a

Dr Myra Ruka (DPE)

Dr Eddie Tan (DPE)
Kathy James (TPC)

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

*List is based on trainees being rotated out to appropriate training settings, linked to their phase of training.

Australia

Included training settings*

Change champions

Phases of training

Queensland

Coastal Rotation Network (AIM)

Gold Coast University Hospital

Dr Selva Niranjan (DPE)

Michele McDonagh (TPC)

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

Innisfail Hospital

Logan Hospital

Redland Hospital

Robina Hospital

QLD PCH Network

Bundaberg Hospital

Dr Matthew Wakeley (ES)

Dr Christopher Edwards (ES)

Foundation (BPT1)

Caboolture Hospital

Dr Salil Canghi (ES)

Dr Sudeep Sudeep (ES)

Gold Coast University Hospital

Dr Tung Vu (DPE)

Logan Hospital

Dr Ben Lawson (ES)

Dr Mayo Yanilla (ES)

Queensland Children’s Hospital

Dr Nitin Kapur (DPE)

Dr Laura Sumners (DPE)

Rockhampton Hospital

Dr Sunday Pam (ES)

Dr Upul Perera (ES)

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Dr Sara Lucas (ES)

Dr Mark Garden (ES)

The Royal Darwin Hospital

Dr Peter Morris (ES)

Townsville University Hospital

Dr Vanaja Sabesan (DPE)

Townsville University Hospital (AIM)

Mt Isa

Dr Vasant Shenoy (DPE)

Dr Craig Costello (NDPE)

Rachel Hardy (TPC)

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

South Australia

SA PCH Network

Flinders Medical Centre

Dr Matthew Scholar (DPE)

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

Lyell McEwin Hospital

Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

Dr David Baulderstone (DPE)

Tasmania

Tasmanian PCH Network

Launceston General Hospital

Dr Melissa Lambeth (DPE)

Dr Naomi Tomlinson (DPE)

 

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

North West Regional Hospital

Royal Hobart Hospital

Victoria

Eastern Health Network (AIM)

Angliss Hospital

Dr Bianca Devitt (DPE)

Phoebe Ryan-Moriss (TPC)

Foundation (BPT1)
Consolidation (BPT2)

Box Hill Hospital

Epworth Eastern Private Hospital

Latrobe Regional Health

Maroondah Hospital

Peter James Centre

Wantirna Health

*List is based on trainees being rotated out to appropriate training settings, linked to their phase of training.


Western Health Network has withdrawn from the early adopter rollout of the new Basic Training program due to local capacity constraints and impacts on setting staff from COVID-19. The network implemented the new program from early-2021 to 7 August 2022, after which time trainees transitioned to the Physician Readiness for Expert Practice (PREP) Basic Training program. We gratefully acknowledge the time and effort from all network staff involved in the rollout at the following hospitals: Albury Wodonga Health, Ballarat Hospital, Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Williamstown Hospital.

The Basic Training program handbooks for early adopter trainees can be accessed on the learning resources platform. Please note the requirements outlined in these handbooks only impact trainees at the above listed settings.

We'll share progress updates and new program evaluation when available. Members will continue to be consulted to ensure the best outcomes for trainees and workplace training.

Tracc

TRACC

The new Basic Training programs are supported by a new online system called Tracc, which can be accessed by all registered participants in the new Basic Training program. Contact us if you believe you should have access Tracc.

Tracc houses a number of new assessment tools for the new Basic Training programs.

Trainees may complete assessment tools in Tracc or via electronic form as outlined in the table below.

Phase of training

Electronic Form

Tracc (Electronic form optional)

Foundation

nil

  • Phase Learning Plan
  • Rotation Learning Plan
  • Rotation Progress Report
  • Mid-Phase Progress Report
  • Learning Capture
  • Observation Capture

Consolidation

  • Phase Learning Plan
  • Rotation Learning Plan
  • Rotation Progress Report
  • Mid-Phase Progress Report

Learning Capture
Observation Capture

Electronic assessment forms:

Phase Learning Plan (DOC)
Rotation Learning Plan (DOC)
Learning Capture (DOC)
Observation Capture (DOC)
Rotation Progress Report (DOC)
Phase Progress Report (DOC)

If your setting has not elected to use electronic forms, please use Tracc to complete your assessments.

Register for training

New Basic Trainees at early adopter settings must complete their registration online, in line with registration open dates:

  • 29 November to 28 February, if registering during the annual intake
  • Mid-June to 31 August, if registering during the mid-year intake

Completed registrations will be assessed against the eligibility criteria for endorsement from the relevant Director of Physician/Paediatric Education.

New program training sessions

The College will be running training sessions on the new Basic Training program assessment tools for early adopter stakeholders throughout 2022.

Each session will focus on how to use one of the new assessment tools using Tracc or an electronic assessment form. The sessions will include:

  • New Basic Training program curricula standards
  • Overview of assessment tool
  • Demonstration of assessment tool on Tracc and/or electronic assessment form

Session topic and times

The sessions are drop-in and will run for approximately 15 minutes. You are not required to RSVP.

Topic

Date

Time (AEST)

Zoom details

Phase Learning Plan and Phase Progress Report

16 June 2022
17 June 2022
12 July 2022
15 July 2022
18 July 2022
19 July 2022
26 July 2022
29 July 2022
1 Aug 2022
4 Aug 2022
12 Aug 2022
15 Aug 2022

2:15-2:30pm
10:30-10:45am
11:30-11:45pm
2:15-2:30pm
10:30-10:45am
11:15-11:30am
11:00-11:15am
11:30-11:45am
1:00-1:15pm
11:00-11:15am
10:45-11:00am
2:15-2:30pm

Meeting ID: 990 0021 2956
Passcode: 295582
Join the Zoom meeting

Rotation Learning Plan and Rotation Progress Report

16 June 2022
17 June 2022
12 July 2022
15 July 2022
18 July 2022
19 July 2022
26 July 2022
29 July 2022
1 Aug 2022
4 Aug 2022
12 Aug 2022
15 Aug 2022

1:00-1:15pm
11:00-11:15am
10:15-10:30am
1:00-1:15pm
11:30-11:45am
12:00-12:15pm
10:15-10:30am
2:15-2:30pm
10:30-10:45am
10:15-10:30am
11:15-11:30am
1:30-1:45pm

Learning Captures

16 June
17 June
12 July
15 July
18 July
19 July
26 July
29 July
1 August
4 August
12 August
15 August

9:30-9:45am
12:45-1:00pm
12:15-12:30pm
10:45-11:00am
9:30-9:45am
2:00-2:15pm
2:45-3:00pm
10:45-11:00am
11:00-11:15am
2:45-3:00pm
1:15-1:30pm
10:15-10:30am

Observation Captures

16 June
17 June
12 July
15 July
18 July
19 July
26 July
29 July
1 August
4 August
12 August
15 August

11:30-11:45am
3:30-3:45pm
2:00-2:15pm
11:30-11:45am
2:30-2:45pm
9:45-10:00am
10:30-10:45am
3:00-3:15pm
9:45-10:00am
10:30-10:45am
9:30-9:45am
12:45-1:00pm

Opportunity to provide feedback

To provide feedback on your experience in the new program email evaluation@racp.edu.au with your name and training details (role or year of training, division and setting). We will contact you to gather your feedback as soon as possible.

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