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RPLE Application

 Applications for 2020 Candidacy open mid July 2019 and close 31 October 2019. The 2020 Fellowship Training Program will commence in February 2020. For enquiries , please contact the College office on (03) 9824 4699.

Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE)

Eligible doctors with demonstrated experience in medical management in Australia and New Zealand may seek Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE) when applying for entry to RACMA Fellowship Training Program. They will be required to present for an RPLE Assessment Interview Panel for an evaluation of existing capabilities against the College medical administration competency framework.

Applicants undertaking an RPLE Assessment Interview are not guaranteed the award of RPLE or entry to the RACMA Fellowship Training Program. The Panel will assess on the existing competencies and experience which qualify applicants for the award of RPLE.  Applicants undertaking the assessment may be offered a modified training program subject to the level of the RPLE awarded. 

Application Process for RPLE

As part of the application for the RPLE, evidence and relevant documentation must be provided to support demonstration of the existing competencies for the assessment and award of RPLE. The application form outlines the requirements for this and includes:

Applicants are required to submit an application for Accreditation of their training post/substantive position to the College together with their application for Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE). This will allow the College to review the suitability of the training post/substantive position prior to offering entry to the RACMA Fellowship Training Program.

As applicants may be required to work towards a completion of a Health Services Research project and complete Masters program in Health Discipline, Credit may be sought for previously completed comparable academic or research related study.  Evidence should be provided together with application for RPLE demonstrating currency and comparability to meet the theoretical and research-based training requirements of the Fellowship Training Program.

RPLE Assessment

The following areas of the assessment may be covered but not limited to:

The outcome of the interview process will be determined by the RPLE Panel and a recommendation on the level of RPLE to be awarded to the Applicant will be forwarded to the relevant committee for approval.

The RACMA Fellowship Training Program fees are outlined HERE. Please note all RACMA fees are subject to review by the RACMA Board on the advice of the RACMA Finance and Audit Committee.

For more information or help phone (03) 9824 4699.

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