RPL and the Independent Pathway

A provisional Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) outcome is a prerequisite for applying for the Independent Pathway.

Independent Pathway applicants must apply for RPL prior to applying for a position of the Independent Pathway. Applications for RPL are now open.

Applications for RPL relating to the 2018B Cohort for the Independent Pathway close 7am Monday 29 January 2018.

All applications must be made electronically using the prescribed forms and must be supported by independent, verifiable documentation relevant to each period of experience, training, or assessment for which recognition is being sought.

Application requirements:

  • complete the online Provisional RPL application form and fee payment
  • submit a current CV, using only the CV proforma - other versions of your CV will not be accepted
  • provide evidence of employment and satisfactory performance in each position you are applying for recognition
  • We do not require evidence for training other than Core Clinical Training Terms older than 7 years
  • RPL will only be awarded with supporting evidence being provided at the time of the application submission, and
  • Please make sure you select your Advanced Specialised Training discipline. They can be selected at a later date if you are accepted onto the program.

The Provisional RPL process provides you with an indication of what RPL you will be awarded. The RPL outcome is finalised as part of the application process.

For further information, read the Fellowship Training Handbook.


Registrars training with RVTS or an AGPT training provider submit their application through their training provider. The training provider checks that the application is complete and has the required supporting documentation. The training provider then makes a recommendation for RPL and submits the application to the College.

Applicants should apply for RPL after a training position has been secured.

For further information, read the Fellowship Training Handbook.