Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE) is the formal recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience that a person has obtained external to the College’s Fellowship Training Program.
The RPLE assessment process involves:
The RPLE Assessment Panel. The Panel will comprise of two RACMA Censors who have been accredited to evaluate the applicants’ prior learning and experience in medical administration and determine the level of RPLE to be awarded.
Anyone can apply provided they meet the eligibility criteria. This includes applicants for the Fellowship Training Program (FTP) and current Candidates of RACMA FTP in Australia and New Zealand.
To be eligible for RPLE for MMPD:
You can apply for RPLE for MMPD anytime throughout the year, even if you have not commenced your training or applied for the FTP. The outcome of the RPLE assessment is applicable to the following academic year in which the FTP is due to commence. Candidates on the RACMA FTP can apply at any time during their training. All applications must be submitted online via the RACMA website.
The application fee for RPLE is non-refundable.
Referees should be your direct line managers from your last (most recent) three roles, preferably Fellows of RACMA.
The outcome of the RPLE process for the MMPD, if successful, will be reduced time in supervised medical management practice during training. You will still be required to sit the RACMA Trial and Oral examinations.
You may apply for reconsideration under the provisions of the College’s Reconsideration, Review and Appeal of Decisions of the College Committees and Officers policy available on the RACMA website HERE.