Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the formal recognition of experience obtained prior to entry in an RACP training program.

Trainees can apply to have previous experience considered towards Basic Training through RPL.

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (PDF) (current, from 1 August 2020)

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (PDF) (past, 1 January 2015 to 31 July 2020)

Applying

To apply for RPL, you must be:

  • a current trainee or Fellow enrolled in an RACP training program in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand
  • an International Medical Graduate who is enrolled in an RACP training program

The policy doesn't apply to Overseas Trained Physicians who wish to join the RACP through the specialist recognition pathway.

See Basic Training and Advanced Training for eligibility criteria.

Trainees should apply within 3 months of the start date of your first training rotation with the College to be eligible for RPL.

How to apply

  1. Complete the RPL application form (DOC)
  2. Email your completed RPL form and supporting documents to:

Resources

Recognition of Prior Learning FAQs (PDF)

Recognition of Prior Learning Guide for Applicants (PDF)

Recognition of Prior Learning application form (DOC)

Application for Recognition of Prior Learning Sample Learning Portfolio (Appendix D) (PDF)

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