In the AGPT program, training takes place in a combination of hospital and general practice settings. The structure of the AGPT training program depends on your fellowship choice.

Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)

OverviewThe FRACGP curriculum is designed to prepare registrars to competently deliver unsupervised general practice services in any urban, regional, rural or remote general practice setting.
Eligibility General or rural pathway registrars
Duration3 years plus an optional 4th year
Prior Learning (RPL) Typical program structure*Maximum 12 months for hospital based training only.
Typical program structure*
Year 1 12 months hospital
Year 2 2 x 6 months supervised community based GP terms (known as GPT1 & GPT2)
Year 31 X 6 months term where trainees can pursue a sub-speciality interest within a community or hospital-based setting (known as Extended Skills). Depending on the type of term, this may be pursued at any stage of training. 1 x 6 months supervised community based GP terms (known as GPT3).
Year 4 Registrars can undertake an optional 4th year in advanced rural skills training towards the additional award – Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP), provided by the RACGP.
More information Visit the RACGP website
*Year 1 must be completed first, however the remaining order of training may vary. Please contact us for more information.

As of 1 January 2016 all GP Registrars following the RACGP pathway must be a financial RACGP member. This requirement applies from the time of joining the programme and throughout candidature. If you have not joined, RACGP has granted an extension until 1 April 2016. If you do not enrol with the College by then your training time after this date cannot be counted. More information can be found here.

 

Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)

OverviewThe FACRRM is specifically designed to prepare registrars to practise competently and confidently in rural and remote medicine. Registrars undertake the majority of their training in rural and remote settings
Eligibility General or rural pathway registrars can pursue FACRRM.
Duration4 years
Prior Learning (RPL) Typical program structure*Up to 24 months of RPL may be available
Typical program structure*
Year 1 Core Clinical Time (CCT) usually completed in hospital.
Year 2 & 3Primary rural and remote training in a variety of teaching environments including rural and remote accredited hospitals, Aboriginal medical services and community-based facilities.
Year 4 Advanced specialised training placement.
More information Visit the ACRRM website
*Year 1 must be completed first, however the remaining order of training may vary. Please contact us for more information.