First 12 months in General Practice
The first 12 months (FTE) of placements in a general practice setting are offered to CSQTC GP Registrars and Training Practices via a formal Matching and Allocation Process (MAP). Regardless of the endpoint towards which a GP Registrar is training (FRACGP, FACRRM or FRACGP/FACRRM), if the first 12 months FTE GP Terms (FRACGP - GPT1 & GPT2) or primary rural and remote training (FACRRM - PRRT1 & PRRT2) is being completed in a general practice setting, it must be allocated through the MAP.
The main feature of the CSQTC MAP is that it is an open and transparent process that allows GP Registrars and Training Practices the opportunity to exercise choice and to assist both parties in obtaining a successful match
The MAP enables GP Registrars to apply directly to Practices, within specified timelines and guidelines and according to their own training requirements and personal needs. The MAP enables Training Practices to offer placements directly to GP Registrars. CSQTC encourages Practices to make decisions based on merit and to follow equal opportunity principles when selecting the most suitable GP Registrar for their Practice.
Past feedback from GP Registrars and GP Trainers on the process used by CSQTC for allocation of the first 12 months of placements in a general practice setting has been very positive and is influential in facilitating the enhancements that CSQTC makes to this process each year.