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September 2017

Updates to the targeted learning policy and procedures

The updated Targeted Learning (TL) Policy and Procedure is effective from 15 September 2017. A flowchat outlining the targeted learning process is available.

Three types of TL have been renamed for clarity and consistency:

  • rotation-based targeted learning: required for an unsuccessful rotation
  • progression-based targeted learning: required when the TL deadline for a centrally administered summative assessment is reached as per the trajectory
  • assessment-based targeted learning: required for two fails of the same centrally administered summative assessment.

SUMMARY OF UPDATED RULES:

Rotation-based targeted learning:

Trainees must commence rotation-based TL within 60 days of an unsuccessful rotation. As rotation-based TL cannot be undertaken on a break in training, a trainee on an approved break must commence it within 60 days of their return to active training. A failure to submit the Commencement Form to the College head office by 60 days will trigger a trainee’s requirement to show cause to remain in the Fellowship Program.

Rotation-based TL must be at least 3 FTE months in duration. The Completion Form is required to confirm its conclusion.

Trainees cannot progress to the next stage of training or to Fellowship if they are still in rotation-based TL, even if they have finished all other requirements.

Rotation-based TL is not a barrier to attempt any centrally administered summative assessments, including the OSCE.

Progression-based targeted learning:

Trainees must commence progression-based TL within 60 days of notification. Late or non‑submission of the Commencement Form is not a barrier to attempt the assessment; however, this non-compliance will be considered in any future show cause applications related to any assessment.

Progression-based TL will now be considered complete when the relevant assessment is passed; there is no completion form. It is recommended a TL plan is reviewed approximately every 3 months and prior to any related assessment attempt.

  • Trainees who are currently enrolled in progression-based TL will now remain in TL until the assessment has been passed.
  • Trainees who have completed progression-based TL prior to 15 September 2017, but who have not yet passed the related assessment will not need to re-enter TL.

Progression-based TL can be undertaken while on an approved break in training (but this is not required and is not possible where the DOT has not agreed to the development of the TL plan).

Assessment-based targeted learning:

Trainees must commence assessment-based TL within 60 days of notification; they are ineligible to re-attempt the assessment until the Commencement Form has been submitted. In addition, any non-compliance will be considered in any future show cause applications related to any assessment.

Assessment-based TL will now be considered complete when the relevant assessment is passed; there is no completion form. It is recommended a TL plan is reviewed approximately every 3 months and prior to any related assessment attempt.

  • Trainees who are currently enrolled in assessment-based TL will now remain in TL until the assessment has been passed.
  • Trainees who have completed assessment-based TL prior to 15 September 2017, but who have not yet passed the related assessment will not need to re-enter TL.

Assessment-based TL can be undertaken while on an approved break in training (but this is not required and is not possible where the DOT has not agreed to the development of the TL plan).

Progression and assessment-based targeted learning for the same assessment              

If a trainee is required to undertake both progression and assessment-based TL for the same assessment at the same time, only one TL plan is required and only one Commencement of Targeted Learning Form must be submitted to the College.

The TL plan should be reviewed at this time and at approximately every 3 months to include further support based on the assessment results, trainee’s progress, or other relevant new information.

Summary table

Type of TL

Rotation-based

Progression-based

Assessment-based

Cause

After unsuccessful rotation

At TL deadline on trajectory

After 2 unsuccessful attempts

Consequence of non-compliance

Show cause

Considered at any future show cause

Not eligible to re-attempt, considered at any future show cause

Duration

Min. 3 FTE months

Varies

Varies

Completion

Submit completion form

Passing of assessment

Passing of assessment

Assessment eligibility

Yes

Yes

Must Commence TL to re-attempt

Allow during a BIT

No

Possible if the plan is approved by DOT

Possible if the plan is approved by DOT

 

The updated Targeted Learning Policy and Procedure is available at www.ranzcp.org/RPP-Progression. Please contact training@ranzcp.org with any questions regarding these changes.

May 2017

Modified OSCE Circuit Implementation – April 2018

To ensure the ongoing sustainability of the OSCEs and meet the demand of the increasing OSCE applications, the EC and the Board have approved the introduction of a modified OSCE circuit from April 2018 onwards.

Candidates are directed to a Communiqué outlining the rationale and explaining the modified OSCE circuit.

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