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Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) forms


For enquiries, contact training@ranzcp.org.

See also:
.EPAs (background information)

EPA handbook

Full details of the RANZCP EPAs can be found in the ​EPA Handbook – Stage 1 and 2 [PDF; 2.3 MB]

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Adult psychiatry

EPAs must be entrusted by the end of Stage 1. Trainees are also eligible to attain the Stage 2 general psychiatry and psychotherapy EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST1-GEN-EPA5

Use of an antipsychotic medication in a patient with schizophrenia/psychosis.

EPA

COE

ST1-GEN-EPA6

Providing psychoeducation to a patient and their family and/or carers about a major mental illness.

EPA

COE

General psychiatry

Mandatory EPAs; may be entrusted during Stage 1, must be entrusted by the end of Stage 2. These EPAs may be attained in any rotation.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-EXP-EPA1

Demonstrating proficiency in all the expected tasks associated with prescription, administration and monitoring of ECT.

EPA

COE

ST2-EXP-EPA2

The application and use of the Mental Health Act.

EPA

COE

ST2-EXP-EPA3

Assessment and management of risk of harm to self and others.

EPA

COE

ST2-EXP-EPA5

Assess and manage adults with cultural and linguistic diversity.

EPA

COE

Psychotherapy

Mandatory EPAs; see EPA handbook for timing requirements. These EPAs may be attained in any rotation.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-PSY-EPA2

Psychodynamically informed patient encounters and managing the therapeutic alliance.

EPA

COE

ST2-PSY-EPA3

Supportive psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST2-PSY-EPA4

Cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) for management of anxiety.

EPA

COE

Child and adolescent psychiatry

Mandatory rotation, must complete associated EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-CAP-EPA1

Develop a management plan for an adolescent where school attendance is at risk.

EPA

COE

ST2-CAP-EPA2

Clinical assessment of a prepubertal child.

EPA

COE

Consultation–liaison psychiatry

Mandatory rotation, must complete associated EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-CL-EPA1

Care for a patient with delirium.

EPA

COE

ST2-CL-EPA2

Manage clinically significant psychological distress in the context of the patient’s medical illness in the general hospital.

EPA

COE

Addiction psychiatry

Elective rotation. Mandatory EPAs, may be attained in any rotation.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-ADD-EPA1

Management of substance intoxication and substance withdrawal.

EPA

COE

ST2-ADD-EPA2

Comorbid mental health and substance use problems.

EPA

COE

Psychiatry of old age

Elective rotation. Mandatory EPAs, may be attained in any rotation.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-POA-EPA1

Behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD).

EPA

COE

ST2-POA-EPA2

The appropriate use of antidepressants and antipsychotics in patients aged 75 years and over (or under 75 with excessive frailty).

EPA

COE

Adult psychiatry

Elective rotation – if first Stage 2 adult psychiatry rotation, trainee must undertake two of the following adult psychiatry EPAs. If second Stage 2 adult psychiatry rotation, trainee may undertake any Stage 2 EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA1
General adult psychiatry

Assess treatment-refractory psychiatric disorders.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA2
General adult psychiatry

Physical comorbidity 2.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA3
Adult Eating disorders psychiatry

Assess and manage a patient with anorexia nervosa presenting in a severely underweight state.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA4
Adult Eating disorders psychiatry

Assess and manage an adult with bulimia nervosa.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA5
Adult Perinatal psychiatry

Assess and manage a woman experiencing a major postpartum illness within 12 months of childbirth.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA6
Adult Perinatal psychiatry

Assess and manage a pregnant woman presenting with a psychiatric disorder.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA7
Adult Neuropsychiatry

Assess and manage a mental illness occurring in an adult with an established diagnosis of epilepsy.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA8
Adult Neuropsychiatry

Assess and manage psychological and behavioural symptoms in an adult under the age of 50 with an acquired brain injury.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA9
Pacific peoples’ mental health

Assessment of people of Pacific Island descent.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA10
Pacific peoples’ mental health

Collaborative management of people of Pacific Island descent.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA11
Early Psychosis Intervention

Differential diagnosis in people presenting for the first time with psychosis.

EPA

COE

ST2-AP-EPA12
Early Psychosis Intervention

Engagement with people with first episode psychosis and with their families.

EPA

COE

Forensic psychiatry

Elective rotation – if undertaken must complete associated EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-FP-EPA1

Violence risk assessment and management 2.

EPA

COE

ST2-FP-EPA2

Expert evidence 2.

EPA

COE

Indigenous mental health – Australia

Elective rotation – if undertaken must complete associated EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-INDAU-EPA1

Interviewing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patient.

EPA

COE

ST2-INDAU-EPA2

Develop a mental healthcare management plan for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patient.

EPA

COE

Indigenous mental health – New Zealand

Elective rotation – if undertaken must complete associated EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST2-INDNZ-EPA1

Interviewing a Māori patient.

EPA

COE

ST2-INDNZ-EPA2

Develop a mental healthcare management and recovery plan for a Māori patient.

EPA

COE

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Fellowship (FELL) EPAs

Fellowship (FELL) EPAs can be attained in any rotation.

EPA number

Area of practice

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-FELL-EPA1

Addiction psychiatry

Acute assessment and diagnosis of substance use.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-FELL-EPA2

Addiction psychiatry

Long-term management of severe alcohol use disorders.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-FELL-EPA3

Addiction psychiatry

Advanced management of substance intoxication and substance withdrawal.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-FELL-EPA4

Addiction psychiatry

Management of comorbid substance use, including tobacco dependence, and other mental health problems.

EPA

COE

ST3-AP-FELL-EPA1

Adult psychiatry

Teach and supervise.

EPA

COE

ST3-AP-FELL-EPA2 Adult psychiatry Consult and collaborate with another health professional about their risk assessment. EPA COE

ST3-AP-FELL-EPA4

Adult psychiatry

Recovery and rehabilitation.

EPA

COE

ST3-AP-FELL-EPA5

Adult psychiatry

Complex work with families and/or carers.

EPA

COE

ST3-AP-FELL-EPA7 Adult psychiatry Preparation and presentation of a treating doctor’s report to a tribunal authorising treatment under mental health legislation. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA8 Adult psychiatry Demonstrate leadership skills in a multidisciplinary team setting. (Adult) EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA9 Adult psychiatry First presentation of a complex mental disorder. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA10 Adult psychiatry Assessment and management of adults with a comorbid intellectual/developmental disability and mental illness. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA11 Adult psychiatry Conduct assessments of adults, collaborate with carers, referrers and health professionals and implement management via telehealth to rural, remote or outlying areas. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA12 Adult psychiatry Advanced clinical work with people with cultural and linguistic diversity. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA13 Adult psychiatry Medicolegal (civil) assessment and report not connected with the relevant mental health act. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA14 Adult psychiatry

Assessment and comprehensive management of a patient over the age of 18 years with anorexia nervosa presenting in a severely underweight state (eg. BMI < 14)

EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA15 Adult psychiatry Assessment and comprehensive management of an outpatient adult with bulimia nervosa. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA16 Adult psychiatry Assessment and comprehensive management of a woman experiencing a major postpartum mental illness within 12 months of childbirth. EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA17 Adult psychiatry

Assessment and comprehensive management of a pregnant woman presenting with a psychiatric disorder.

EPA COE
ST3-AP-FELL-EPA18 Adult psychiatry  

Assessment and management of a mental illness occurring in an adult with an established diagnosis of epilepsy.

EPA COE

ST3-AP-FELL-EPA19

Adult psychiatry

Assessment and management of psychological and behavioural symptoms in an adult under the age of 50 with an acquired brain injury. EPA COE

ST3-FP-FELL-EPA1

Forensic psychiatry

Forensic education seminars.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-FELL-EPA2A

Forensic psychiatry

Systemic working: case review.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-FELL-EPA2B

Forensic psychiatry

Systemic working: clinical audit.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-FELL-EPA3

Forensic psychiatry

Academic forensic psychiatry: research project.

EPA

COE

ST3-INDAU-FELL-EPA1

Indigenous mental health – Australia

Formulation of a case involving an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patient.

EPA

COE

ST3-INDAU-FELL-EPA2

Indigenous mental health – Australia

Review a model of mental health service delivery in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community service.

EPA

COE

ST3-INDNZ-FELL-EPA1

Indigenous mental health – New Zealand

Formulation of a case involving a Māori patient.

EPA

COE

ST3-INDNZ-FELL-EPA2

Indigenous mental health – New Zealand

Review a model of mental health service delivery in a Māori community service (including hospitals and community services attached to hospitals).

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-FELL-EPA1

Psychiatry of old age

Formal capacity assessment and report.

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-FELL-EPA2

Psychiatry of old age

Demonstrate leadership skills in a multidisciplinary team setting (POA).

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-FELL-EPA3

Psychiatry of old age

Assessment of older people in general medical settings.

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-FELL-EPA4

Psychiatry of old age

Older adult psychopharmacology, including the use of psychotropic medications in patients with treatment-resistant depression and those with complex general medical needs.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-FELL-EPA1

Psychotherapies

Foundational use of supervision and co-management approaches in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-FELL-EPA2

Psychotherapies

Foundational assessment and treatment planning.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-FELL-EPA3

Psychotherapies

Foundational management in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-FELL-EPA4

Psychotherapies

Research skills in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADM-FELL-EPA1

Medical administration

Demonstrate leadership skills in a multidisciplinary team setting (Admin).

EPA

COE

ST3-ADM-FELL-EPA2

Medical administration

Improvement project.

EPA

COE

ST3-EDU-FELL-EPA1

Medical education

Small and large group teaching.

EPA

COE

ST3-EDU-FELL-EPA2

Medical education

Deliver and evaluate clinical (bedside) teaching sessions.

EPA

COE

ST3-EDU-FELL-EPA3

Medical education

Assist learning though receiving and providing feedback.

EPA

COE

ST3-EDU-FELL-EPA4 Medical education Training to become an effective and competent supervisor. EPA COE

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Area of Practice (AOP) EPAs

Area of practice (AOP) EPAs can be attained in the relevant area of practice only, e.g. trainees are eligible to attain forensic AOP EPAs in forensic psychiatry rotations only.

Click on an area of practice below to view its AOP EPAs.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA5

Treatment of substance use disorder with psychological methods.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA6

Provide training for other clinicians in delivery of brief interventions for substance use disorder.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA7

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) consultation–liaison.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA8

Management of chronic pain with comorbid substance misuse.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA9

Assess and manage a patient with opioid drug use problems.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA10

Treatment of people with gambling disorder and other behavioural addictions.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA11

Assess and manage complex comorbid substance use and physical health problems, including tobacco use.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADD-AOP-EPA12

Impairment assessment and report for patients with substance use disorders.

EPA

COE

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-AP-AOP-EPA3*

Assess and manage treatment-refractory psychiatric disorders.

EPA

COE

ST3-AP-AOP-EPA6*

Physical comorbidity 3.

EPA

COE

*If similar Stage 2 EPA has been completed, this EPA should not be attained.

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA1

Independently conducts an initial family interview involving children and adolescents.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA2

Discussing a formulation and negotiating a management plan with a pre-adolescent child and/or family.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA3

Produces comprehensive psychiatric reports after initial assessment of children, adolescents and their families.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA4

Commencing psychopharmacological treatment for children and adolescents who have not previously been treated with psychopharmacology.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA5

Provision of psychiatric consultation to the multidisciplinary team for the management of a child or adolescent in an inpatient setting.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA6

Conducts an assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA7

Provides leadership in an interagency case conference focused on a child or adolescent.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA8

Assesses and implements a management plan for a complex clinical presentation where there are ongoing child protection concerns.

EPA

COE

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA1

Assess, formulate and manage clinically significant psychological states in the context of the patient’s illness in the general medical setting.

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA2

Manage a patient with medically unexplained symptoms.

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA3

Capacity assessment.

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA4

Assess and manage a patient presenting with neuropsychiatric symptoms.

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA5

Scholarly presentation to a non-psychiatric audience.

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA6

Coercive treatments.

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA7

Assess and manage psychiatric illness in patients with a chronic medical illness.

EPA

COE

ST3-CL-AOP-EPA8

Assess and manage chronic psychiatric illness in a patient in the general hospital.

EPA COE

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA4

Consultation and liaison role to contribute to a multi-agency approach to manage a complex forensic patient.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA5

Violence risk assessment and management 3.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA6

Management of a long-term forensic patient.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA7

Expert evidence 3.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA8

Women’s forensic psychiatry: consultation–liaison.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA9

Medicolegal assessment (civil): injury and impairment.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA10

Medicolegal assessment (civil): fitness and capacity.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA11

Adolescent forensic psychiatry: clinical assessment and treatment.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA12

Assessment of an older person in a criminal or civil context.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA13

Assessment and management of sexual offending.

EPA

COE

ST3-FP-AOP-EPA14

Civil forensic psychiatry: Family Court.

EPA

COE

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-AOP-EPA5

Management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-AOP-EPA6

Neuropsychological testing, neuroimaging and rating scales.

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-AOP-EPA7

Assessing older people in complex domiciliary settings, including those with problems such as hoarding, squalor and homelessness.

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-AOP-EPA8

Residential aged care facility assessment and management planning.

EPA

COE

ST3-POA-AOP-EPA9

Psychological treatments in older people.

EPA

COE

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-AOP-EPA5

Advanced use of supervision and co-management approaches in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-AOP-EPA6

Advanced assessment and treatment planning.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-AOP-EPA7

Advanced management in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-AOP-EPA8

Introductory training in supervisory skills in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-AOP-EPA9

Advanced presentation skills in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

ST3-PSY-AOP-EPA10

Formal research in psychotherapy.

EPA

COE

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-ADM-AOP-EPA3

Reviewing performance and development of a learning plan.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADM-AOP-EPA4

Demonstrate leadership skills in a review of an incident or complaint.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADM-AOP-EPA5

Strategy and policy.

EPA

COE

ST3-ADM-AOP-EPA6

Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in a clinical governance committee.

EPA

COE

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-EDU-AOP-EPA5

Develop a summative assessment for learners who have completed a course, program or teaching session.

EPA

COE

ST3-EDU-AOP-EPA6 Planning a course, workshop or learning session. EPA COE

Stage 3 FELL vs AOP EPAs

FELL (Fellowship) EPAs can be attained in any rotation whereas AOP (area of practice) EPAs can be attained in the relevant area of practice only.

For example, trainees can attain the consultation–liaison psychiatry EPA, ST3-CL-AOP-EPA2: Manage a patient with medically unexplained symptoms, in consultation–liaison psychiatry rotations only, but can attain the medical education EPAs, ST3-EDU-FELL-EPA1: Small and large group teaching and ST3-EDU-FELL-EPA3: Assist learning though receiving and providing feedback in any rotation.

Prospective approval from the Committee for Training is required to attain AOP EPAs in a different area of practice. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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