NTGPE mandatory requirements

NTGPE has specific requirements for training, which are designed to ensure all GP registrars receive the best possible training and learning experiences available in our region.

Variety of training posts

All NTGPE GP registrars are required to experience a broad range of training posts including:

  • 6-month FTE post in a MMM7*+ region, minimum three nights per week and/or
  • 12-months FTE post (or training posts) in a MMM6 region*
  • A minimum quota of community based Aboriginal health training (AHT) (minimum of two days per week over a six-month calendar period)
  • A six-month full time equivalent (FTE) mainstream placement is recommended.

*includes community-based Extended Skills Post (ESP)/Advanced Specialised Training (AST)/Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST) terms but excludes hospital-based terms. Review the Modified Monash Model (2019) to establish your placement classification.

NB: some of these requirements can be met concurrently during one post

There is a modified subsidy scheme and additional education support to assist GP registrars working and living in MMM6 and MMM7 regions.

Workshops

NTGPE holds three compulsory workshops in the first year of training. These cover a range of educational activities that are complemented by regular learning opportunities delivered by medical and cultural educators. These take place in your first two general practice terms.

  • One-day remote orientation on either Sunday 31 January 2021 or Friday 6 August 2021. Only applicable to GP registrars undertaking their first MMM7 post and some MMM6 posts
  • Three-day GP registrar orientation held from 1 – 3 February 2021 and 2 – 4 August 2021.
  • Three-day GP registrar workshop April 2021 and October 2021.

NTGPE training review meetings: face-to-face or teleconference

You are required to meet with your training team at least twice per year (or more often if necessary) to discuss your training, identify specific goals for the coming term, discuss your learning plan and talk about your general well-being.  You will also have a dedicated training review team, which, in addition to your allocated medical educator, includes a dedicated Program Manager and Pastoral Care Officer.

External clinical teaching visits (ECTVs) and mini-CEX and cultural teaching visits (CTVs)

NTGPE GP registrars are required to complete four external clinical teaching visits and an additional video ECTV.

For ACRRM GP registrars the four ECTVs will be organised as formative mini-CEX assessment towards meeting the college requirement of nine consultations. Each GP registrar receives one CTV during their first Aboriginal health training placement.

NTGPE-led education

  • Completion of specific tasks and assessments in the online myGPcommunity platform and through small group learning
  • Evidence of delivery of four teaching sessions to peers, colleagues and students during your training time.

Recognition of prior learning

RPL needs to be submitted within your first GP term placement. You will receive communication and detailed instructions from NTGPE when your application is due for submission.

Training in a practice with another family member

NTGPE recognises the personal and professional challenges of people with close personal relationships working in the same practice. To ensure the best educational and learning opportunities are available to all program participants, NTGPE has a policy of program participants not training in a practice where a person with whom they have a close personal relationship—for example, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child—is working, training or has a position of administrative, clinical or financial authority.

Program participants have a responsibility to ensure that NTGPE is aware of such potential circumstances in order for placements to be organised to avoid family members working in the same practice. In cases where this is unavoidable, the situation will be discussed and measures put in place to ensure the best possible learning environment is developed (including a supervision plan) to ensure that assessments and training is undertaken by a non-related clinician. The GP registrars concerned will need to seek an exemption to the training rule for consideration by the Director of Training or Director of Education.