Become a GP supervisor
Help us train the next generation of GPs.
Why become a GP supervisor?
Do you have a passion for education and a desire to share your GP skills with the next generation of GPs? Become a GP supervisor with WAGPET. You will have the opportunity to up-skill as an educator, keep abreast of innovations in the field and create an atmosphere of teaching and learning across your entire practice.
While supervision and teaching are key parts of the role, GP supervisors are much more than just supervisors. They are inspirational GP mentors – skilled GPs who are as passionate about sharing their knowledge and inspiring future GPs as they are delivering exemplary patient care.
For more information on the role of a GP supervisor, please refer to the 2020.1 WAGPET Training Facility Handbook.
If you want to amplify your impact as a GP, fill out the form below and we'll be in touch to help you through the accreditation process.
Before becoming a GP supervisor, your practice must be accredited via WAGPET with either the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and/or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Once approved as a WAGPET training facility, your practice is required to elect a GP to be your principle supervisor. We ask that you also nominate additional supervisors. All supervisors must have full, unconditional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Principle and additional supervisors are experienced GPs able and willing to provide GP registrars with the supervision, education and support to help them become outstanding GPs in the community.
Training facility accreditation is site-specific and we are not able to transfer your accreditation from one practice to another. If you move to a new practice and wishes to continue supervising registrars on the program, an application for accreditation will need to be submitted for the new practice.
GP supervisor responsibilities
Your responsibilities as a GP supervisor include:
- ensure your GP registrar receives a comprehensive orientation to the training facility at the start of their placement
- provide the appropriate level of on-site supervision for the GP registrar's level of training
- provide the appropriate level of in-practice teaching for the GP registrar's term level
- assist the GP registrar to develop a learning plan.
At every stage of GP supervision, you have a program training advisor (PTA) to assist you with program-related information, support and advice. The PTA has a relationship with you and your registrar/s throughout each semester/training term. Your PTA has comprehensive knowledge on the program requirements and understands the many topics and queries that arise during GP training.
Your regional medical educator (RME) delivers clinical education and training at regular regional education days and supports the clinical aspects of training in partnership with you. The RME works with you to monitor the progress of a registrar’s assessment milestones.
Each region has a dedicated supervisor liaison officer (SLO) and Practice Manager Liaison Officer (PLO) who are the points of contact for the supervisors and practice managers within that region. Every semester, the SLOs and PLOs come together to meet as the Supervisor Advisory Committee and Practice Manager Advisory Committee to discuss both the issues and innovations impacting on GP training.