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Application for 2019 commencement of Candidacy via Standard Pathway - OPEN: 2 July 2018 & CLOSE: 31 October 2018 

Contact the RACMA College Office for enquiries.

Suitably qualified doctors may apply for Candidacy via Standard Pathway in the Fellowship Training Program (FTP), and train to become Fellows of the College. To be eligible to be considered for Candidacy, a doctor must show evidence of meeting the following pre-requisites of entry:
  • An undergraduate medical degree from a recognized Australian or New Zealand university, or equivalent.
  • Current general or specialist medical registration in Australia or New Zealand.
  • A minimum of three years full time clinical experience involving direct patient care.
  • 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 and must be accredited by the College.

Candidates on the Standard Pathway will:
  • Complete formal academic studies in a university masters degree program that is recognised by the College
  • Satisfactorily complete three years full time equivalent supervised workplace training and preceptorship
  • Undertake and pass a College-based series of workshops, online activities, case study and other written work as detailed in the College Handbook
  • Achieve a satisfactory grade in the College's oral examination
  • Be in good standing with the College
Note: Candidates must be in an accredited training post/substantive position under supervision to be eligible to enter, continue with and re-enrol during the Fellowship Training Program. Candidates must complete a minimum of 3 years full time equivalent (FTE) of Time in Training in Supervised Workplace Practice to be eligible for Fellowship. Part-time Candidates must be at least 0.5 FTE in a medical administration position.

Application Form for Standard Pathway can be downloaded by icon clicking here.

View here: Training Program Requirements for Fellowship Training Program via Standard Pathway

Expressions of Interest

RACMA invites suitably qualified doctors who do not yet have a training post in Medical Administration to apply for Candidacy via a submission of an EOI using the following forms:

Expression of Interest Part A Registration download doc file
Expression of Interest Part B Application for Candidacy download doc file
(This form will only be accepted for those who have previously submitted Part A)

It is only when an appropriate position is secured that entry to RACMA Candidacy will be considered subject to meeting all other entry requirements.
Submission of EOI does not guarantee employment in a training post or entry into RACMA Fellowship Training Program. Training post placements are available in both private and public sectors across jurisdictions in Australia and NZ, and a limited number of posts may be available with Specialist Training Program (STP) funding from the Commonwealth.

For information on availability of training posts please contact the Jurisdictional Coordinators of Training.

Accreditation of Training Post
A significant component of the RACMA Fellowship Training Program is a minimum of three years full-time supervised medical management experience in a RACMA accredited training post in the workplace. All training posts must be accredited by the College prior to approval of Candidacy. The workplace or training post supervisor must complete and submit the Accreditation of Training Post application form to the College at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please refer to the Accreditation of Training Post webpage for further details.

All applications for Standard Pathway candidacy must be accompanied by an application for Accreditation of Training Post irrespective of the post being previously/currently accredited.

Application for RACMA Accreditation of Training Post download doc file

All applicants for Candidacy must forward the RACMA Referee Report to their Referees who must submit their Report directly to the College. Reports submitted with Candidacy applications will not be accepted.

Referee Report download doc file

Request For Recognition Of Credit

Credit may be granted for learning through formal and relevant university studies undertaken at Master's degree level commenced or completed before application for RACMA Candidacy. The award for credit is not automatic and does not reduce the length of time in the Fellowship Training Program. Application for Credit must be formally made on the RACMA Credit Application Form.

The RACMA Fellowship Training Program fees are outlined here. Please note all RACMA fees are subject to change by the RACMA Board on the advice of the RACMA Finance and Audit Committee.

For enquiries on candidacy entry via Standard Pathway, please contact the Fellowship Training Program Services Officer, Timothy Maddocks ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +61 3 90887959

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2018 12:51