Fellowship Training Program

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  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.


Doctors undertaking medical management responsibilities should seek specialist qualification and training with RACMA. If you are a skilled decision maker, team builder, strategic thinker and lead clinical and medical services in a health organisation, then you should consider training towards Fellowship in the specialty of Medical Administration.

RACMA Fellowship is a specialist qualification recognised by the Australian and New Zealand Medical Councils. The Fellowship Training Program (FTP) is an integrated learning model divided into four key domains:


Each of the Domains incorporates one or more of the College Curriculum’s eight role competencies and has a program of formative assessment activities and summative tasks, including oral examinations, training workshops, webinars, tutorials, written assignments and oral presentations.



To join the RACMA Fellowship Training Program (FTP), you must meet the following criteria:

  1.  An undergraduate medical degree from a recognised Australian or New Zealand university or equivalent.
  2.  Current general or specialist medical registration in Australia or New Zealand.
  3.  A minimum of three years full time clinical experience involving direct patient care.
  4.  A medical management position. This may be a training post or a substantive position that will allow the Candidate to develop the appropriate medical management competencies. This post will normally be in Australia or New Zealand.


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Standard Pathway

Suitably qualified doctors seeking entry to the Fellowship Training Program (FTP) may apply to train to become Fellows of the College. To be eligible to be considered for Candidacy, a doctor must show evidence of meeting the basic pre-requisites.


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Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE)

Doctors with demonstrated experience in medical management in Australia or New Zealand may seek Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE) when applying for entry to the RACMA Fellowship Training Program. The level of RPLE awarded will reduce the required period of Supervised Medical Management Practice.

The following applicants for candidacy are eligible to apply for RPLE:


These Applicants are expected to demonstrate the following attributes:



These Applicants are expected to demonstrate the following attributes:


Applicants wishing to apply for RPLE must at a minimum meet all the pre-requisites for standard pathway entry to the RACMA Fellowship Training Program. Applicants will need to demonstrate to an RPLE Interview Panel that they have relevant existing competencies for the award of RPLE and entry into a modified training program.

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University Masters’ Requirements

Candidates are required to complete an approved university Masters; program to meet the academic requirements of the Fellowship Training Program. This is to provide Candidates with the theoretical underpinning to their experiential training and medical management practice while undertaking training towards Fellowship.

It is not a requirement to have this Masters’ degree completed before commencing as a Candidate. The study may be undertaken and completed during candidacy prior to being eligible for election to Fellowship.

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