Education policy

Education policies underpin all College training programs and are developed and revised regularly.

The education policy development process (PDF 211 KB) has been designed to ensure that policies are collaboratively developed and shaped by key stakeholders.

Please email EducationPolicy@racp.edu.au if you have any questions.

Training

Academic Integrity in Training policy

This policy sets out the meaning of academic integrity in the context of RACP training. The policy defines the principles that underpin the RACP approach to academic integrity and the roles and responsibilities of the relevant parties.

College members are expected to adhere to the Academic Integrity in Training Process (PDF 171KB) in cases of suspected academic misconduct. 

Academic Integrity in Training policy (PDF 239KB)

Accreditation of training settings policy

This policy defines the aims, principles, process and criteria for the accreditation of training settings for trainees.

Accreditation of training settings policy (PDF 98KB)
Standards for accreditation of training settings (PDF 22KB)

Assessment policy

This policy sets out the principles that define how assessments and assessment programs are planned, implemented and evaluated at the RACP in order to ensure the quality of assessment processes related to RACP training. It requires ​committees responsible for assessments and programs of assessment to demonstrate progress towards the Standards for RACP Assessment Programs. Committee preparation and staged implementation is ​currently underway.

Assessment policy (PDF 49KB)
Standards for RACP Assessment Programs (PDF 627KB)

Educational Leadership and Supervision policy 

This new policy will provide a framework for supervisory practice, including principles and standards for supervision. The RACP Framework for Educational Leadership and Supervision provides educational leaders and supervisors with increased clarity around their leadership roles and responsibilities, and recognition of their professionalism, skills, knowledge, competence and experience. It introduces new supervisor role structure and descriptions, as well as supervisor standards, selection process, training requirements and evaluation guidance. 

The policy and framework ​are currently being communicated to all impacted stakeholders. Implementation will commence from December 2018.

Educational Leadership and supervision policy (PDF 107KB)
RACP Framework for Educational Leadership and Supervision (PDF 3.5MB)

Flexible Training policy

This policy outlines the flexible training options available for RACP trainees (including Fellows in training) enrolled in Division, Faculty and Chapter training programs. The policy details how to apply for flexible training arrangements, requirements for meeting the standards of training, provisions for part-time training, interruptions during a training program and interruption between programs.

Flexible Training policy (PDF 195KB) 
Flexible Training policy - 'At a Glance' (PDF 172KB)
Trainee and Supervisor Guide - Progression through Training and Flexible Training policies (PDF 328KB) 

Progression through Training policy

This policy sets out provisions for the completion of training requirements, time limits to complete training programs, prospective approval and certification of training, leave during training, failure to progress in training and exceptional circumstances.

Progression through Training Policy (PDF ​189KB) 
Progression through Training 'At a Glance' (PDF 175KB)
Trainee and Supervisor Guide - Progression through Training and Flexible Training policies (PDF 328KB) 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy 

This policy outlines the requirements for the formal recognition of experience obtained prior to entry to an RACP training program. It defines who may apply for RPL and what categories of learning may be eligible. It describes the principles to be addressed when making an application for RPL and in assessing applications for RPL, as well as possible outcomes after assessment of an application.

Recognition of Prior Learning policy version 2 (PDF 128KB) 
Recognition of Prior Learning policy version 2 FAQs (PDF 398KB)
Recognition of Prior Learning policy version 2 Guide for Applicants (PDF 460KB) 
Recognition of Prior Learning Application form (.doc 167KB) 
Recognition of Prior Learning Sample Learning Portfolio (PDF 3.2MB)

Selection into ​Training policy 

This policy sets out the principles which underpin selection into RACP training programs. It outlines criteria for eligibility and selection into RACP training programs, and standards for the process of selection into training at RACP accredited training settings.

The Selection into training policy has been approved by the College Education Committee with the staged implementation of the policy ​currently underway.

Selection into ​Training ​policy (PDF 381KB)

Special consideration for assessment policy

This policy sets out the process of considering the particular circumstances affecting a trainee and the special provisions or arrangements available to alleviate the impact of those circumstances. Special consideration does not excuse a trainee from meeting a requirement, or performance standard for examinations or work-based assessments.

Current policy

Special Consideration for Assessments Policy (PDF 201KB) 

Revised policy to be implemented ​1 January 2018 for work-based assessments and 1 March 2018 for examinations

Special Consideration for Assessment Policy (PDF 523KB)
Special Consideration for ​Assessment ​Application ​Form and ​Guide (​DOC 186KB)

Trainee in Difficulty Support (TIDS) policy

This policy outlines principles for the trainee, the supervisor and the College to use when a trainee is in difficulty, including the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.

Trainee in Difficulty Support (TIDS) policy (PDF 268KB)
Trainee in Difficulty Support process (PDF 409KB) 
Interactive Training Support Pathway (PDF 496KB)
Trainee in Difficulty Support policy FAQs (PDF 472KB) 

Post-training

RACP policy on assessment of Overseas Trained Physicians and Paediatricians (OTPs)

See Overseas trained physicians and paediatricians in Australia

RACP policy on Continuing professional development (CPD) participation

See CPD forms and policies

Participation by Fellows in preparatory courses for assessment policy

This policy defines the obligations of Fellows in relation to participation in preparatory courses (commercial and non-commercial) or training sessions for centrally administered College assessments.

Participation by Fellows in preparatory courses for assessment policy (PDF 87KB)

Post-Fellowship specialty recognition policy

This policy provides a framework for Fellows to be recognised by the RACP in a specialty or specialty field (hereafter referred to as ‘specialty’) related to an RACP training program. It applies to Fellows seeking recognition in a specialty which is different to that in which the Fellow is currently recognised by the RACP. It also applies where a Fellow gained Fellowship before Advanced Training Committees were established and is currently recognised by the RACP as a Specialist Physician or Specialist Paediatrician without a nominated specialty.

Post-Fellowship specialty recognition policy (PDF 176KB)
Post-Fellowship specialty recognition application form and guide (.doc 137KB)
Post-Fellowship specialty recognition ​referee report form (.doc 92KB)
Post-Fellowship specialty recognition ​employment history table (.doc 78KB)
Post-Fellowship specialty recognition ​assessor guide (PDF 89KB)

Appeals

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