Education During Training

The education program is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice unsupervised in general practice in Western Australia, and to help you prepare for the for the Royal Australian College of General Practioners (RACGP) and/or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) exams.

  • The program will be closely aligned with the RACGP and ACRRM curricula.
  • The program will encourage active experiential learning using case discussion, role play, simulated patients, practice skills, online education for example.
  • The program shall be delivered in your training region wherever practicable to do so.
  • There will be a strong emphasis on learning through reflection.
  • The program will recognise different learning styles.
The education program is delivered via a number of mechanisms. The aim is to ensure that you have covered the core elements of the program with a teaching focus on specific Domains of the RACGP and ACRRM curricula. You will learn more about the College curricula in your Orientation week at WAGPET:

Teaching Activity
Hospital Terms
GPT1 (Basic) Term
GPT2 (Advanced) Term
GPT3 (Subsequent) Term
GPT4 or Extended Skills
Evening workshops at WAGPET
Optional attendance
Optional attendance
Optional attendance
Optional attendance
Optional attendance

We will email or fax you a list of the workshops.  To confirm attendance, you must RSVP by the due date.

Use your learning plan to choose topics and plan your learning.

In practice teachingNA
Minimum 2 hr/wk
Minimum 1 hr/wk
No formal requirement
No formal requirement

Discuss with your GP Supervisor at the start of your training term.
External Clinical Teaching VisitNo formal requirement
2 per 26 week period
2 per 26 week period
1 per 26 week period
No formal requirement
An experienced GP from your training region will sit in with you for approx. 3 hours to give feedback to you after your consultations.  We will organise for this visitor to see you.
You must make sure that only 2 - 3pts per hour have been booked to allow time to speak with the ECT visitor in between patients.
Regional Education
No formal requirement
24 hours
24 hours
Optional attendance
Optional attendance
You will be emailed the semester program by your regional administration officer.
Workshops are held at the GP Network in your training region.
You must RSVP to sessions if your attendance is optional. You can contribute to the program of topics by contacting your RLO.
Central Education
No formal requirement
1x 4 day workshop and 1 x 3 day workshop
1 x 3 day workshop
1 x 2 day workshop and a project
No formal requirement
We will enrol you in all central workshops to be held at WAGPET offices. Some workshops require pre-work. It is important to log into e-learning to double check your requirements before attending.
If you need travel and accommodation arranged, contact the Education Team.
Note: if you are enrolled in a workshop and fail to inform WAGPET, you may be required to reimburse WAGPET for the expenses incurred and/or arrange to make up the curriculum content in your own time. Talk to your Training Advisor or the Education Team for more information.



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