Changes to the RACGP Specialist Pathway Program

Changes for GP's Moving to Australia

The RACGP recently announced changes to their Specialist Pathway Program for General Practitioners moving to Australia. Read on below for full details & to find out how we can help.

Changes for General Practitioners Moving to Australia


When is the Specialist Pathway Program changing?

We have received confirmation from the RACGP that the Specialist Pathway Program (SPP) will be closing on the 31st August 2018.


What will be replacing the current Specialist Pathway Program?

The current SPP will be replaced with the Specialist Recognition Program (SRP) as of 3rd September 2018. This new program will have different requirements, processes and implications for your first 6-24 months of practice as a GP in Australia. The new SRP pathway will also have different pricing to the current SPP.


So, what does this mean for you?

If you are a GP considering moving to Australia and wish to make use of the more straight-forward (and slightly less expensive) registration process currently in place, please contact us asap. Our General Practice team can assist you with securing a GP position now and will help with making the application for the current Specialist Pathway Program before 31st August 2018.


How long could it take to find a new GP job in Australia?

It usually takes about 4-6 weeks to secure a new GP job. Depending on how quickly you are able to make a decision, we urge all doctors who are keen to come through the current SPP to get in touch with us as soon as possible to start the process.


What is required to start your RACGP application?

To start your RACGP Specialist Pathway Program application, you will need to submit all paperwork including CV, qualifications, ID, PRHO/internship letter, Certificate of Completion of Training, and a signed contract for your new role as a GP in Australia. Our General Practice team, along with our in-house Regulatory & Migration Services team can guide you through the process step-by-step, at no extra cost to you.


What should you do next?

Talk to Nadine or Jane n the Wavelength General Practice team today so we can help you navigate the Specialist Pathway Program now, and also once the new Specialist Recognition Program comes into effect.

We can help you find a new GP role in Australia. If you accept the position and receive your signed contract in the next 4-6 weeks (by end of July), this will enable us to still lodge your RACGP application ahead of the SPP cut-off date of 31st August 2018. Applications lodged close to the end date of 31st August may be put on hold and assessed through the new SRP process.


For more information about the SRP transition, process and costings, please visit the RACGP Specialist Pathway Program web page.

Search General Practice jobs that we currently have available. Please note however that not all jobs are listed on our website at all times, so it is best to speak to one of our GP recruitment consultants so they can help find the perfect role for you.

Subscribe for more content

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Please wait...