A trainee is part-time if they are completing a minimum of 0.4 full-time equivalent (FTE) of a normal working week, and less than 1.0 FTE.
Part-time training should provide the same experience, education and supervision as a full-time program with an emphasis on gaining the same level of skills, knowledge and professional attributes.
Part-time trainees must also complete the same number of assessments as a full-time trainee.
The RACP can consider a minimum of 40% of a full time position for approval towards part-time training. Part-time training must be undertaken for a minimum period of 1 continuous month.
Switching to part-time training
When you apply to start or re-register for your training, you can select to be part-time (less than 1.0 FTE and a minimum of 0.4 FTE).
Basic Trainees need to complete and submit the Basic Training Rotation Amendment Form (DOC).
Advanced Trainees need to submit a new Application for Approval form. Visit your Advanced Training Program for information on applying or re-registering for your particular specialty.