Accreditation and reaccreditation as a Training PracticeAll practices wishing to be a part of GP Training must obtain College Accreditation as a 'Training Practice' through a Regional Training Provider (RTP) before being able to take GP Registrars in the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program. Accreditation is essential to ensure that the standard of GP training is uniformly high throughout Australia.
Practices can choose to be accredited against the standards of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (or both).
In 2011 both Colleges (ACRRM and RACGP) have moved to allow RTPs to accredit Training Practices on their behalf. The Accreditation Standards are those of the Colleges', but the accreditation process is run by the RTPs. CSQTC has taken this opportunity to align its selection and accreditation processes to simplify matters for Practices.
- To be involved in GP Training with CSQTC, Practices must go through the CSQTC Practice Selection Process. Part of this process will involve accreditation of the Practice as a 'Training Practice' against the ACRRM or RACGP Standards or both.
- Practices that are interested in becoming a CSQTC Training Practice should complete the "Expression of Interest in becoming a CSQTC Training Practice" form.
- Once selected by CSQTC, Practices are supported through the College accreditation or re-accreditation processes by CSQTC.
- GP Registrar involvement cannot occur until College accreditation has been achieved.
- Accreditation has a life span of three years, after which Practices and Trainers/Supervisors must apply for re-accreditation if they wish to continue training GP Registrars.
For additional information for selection as an ACRRM accredited Training Practice, please refer to the ACRRM page.
For additional information for selection as an ACRRM accredited Training Practice, please refer to the RACGP page.
For further reading, please visit our FAQ page "How to become a Training Practice and how does a Practice get a GP Registrar?'