Advanced rural skills (FARGP)

The Advanced Rural Skills Term (ARST) is an additional 12 months of training in an accredited procedural or non-procedural training post undertaken with the RACGP Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

The core requirement of FARGP can be undertaken in a broad range of disciplines that address the needs of rural and remote communities.

ARST can be completed as part of the registrar training program or, alternatively, evidence can be submitted for suitable programs previously completed.

FARGP ARST curricula currently exist for the following disciplines:

  • anaesthetics
  • obstetrics
  • surgery
  • emergency medicine
  • adult internal medicine
  • child health
  • mental health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • palliative care.

For more information about FARGP please refer to the RACGP FARGP guidelines and talk to your medical educator.

Our website has information about where you can obtain your advanced skills and where these skills can be used once they have been attained.