Application Overview

  • Applications for the 2019 AGPT program will open soon, see dates below.
  • Applications are made directly to one of two GP Colleges – either RACGP and ACRRM.
  • In the online application, applicants preference Regional Training Organisations.
  • Your eligibility will then be checked with the Department of Health. If eligible, you will then move through to the assessment stage with the relevant GP College.
  • Applicants who preference EV, and are successful in their college assessment, will be interviewed by EV.

How to Apply – 3 Steps

There are three key steps in the AGPT selection process:

1 Application
Apply online at the chosen fellowship college/s website during the application period:
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
2 Fee and stage 1 assessment
Pay the chosen college/s application fee and participate in the college/s stage 1 assessment.
3 Stage 2 assessment
Applicants scoring above the stage 1 assessment cut-off may be shortlisted to a training region and participate in a stage 2 assessment. Successful applicants may then be offered a training place up to the number of training places available within a training region.

Application Key Dates

The Department of Health has released the dates for the 2019 intake for the AGPT program.

Monday, 26 March 2018 Applications open at 10.00am
Monday, 30 April 2018 Applications close on 10.00am
Friday, 1 June 2018 All eligible applications finalised and released to colleges
Friday, 1 June – Thursday, 16 August 2018 College assessments and training placement offers
Saturday, 21 July and Sunday 22 July EV Interviews at Hawthorn and Churchill
Friday, 17 August 2018 First intake outcomes due to the Department

EV Interviews

EV will hold interviews for 2019 AGPT on Saturday 21 July 2018 and Sunday 22 July 2018 at both EV offices in Hawthorn and Churchill.

EV General Pathway interviews will be held on BOTH Saturday 21 July 2018 and Sunday 22 July 2018 and applicants will use an online booking system to select their interview time. This booking system will open when applicants have been shortlisted for interviews. Bookings will be on a first come first in basis.

EV Rural Pathway interviews will be held on  Sunday 22 July 2018.

Applicants must attend on the relevant date for their pathway. There will not be an opportunity to do the interviews on any other dates and Skype interviews will not be possible.


Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents and have Medical Registration by the date of entry into the program. For full details on eligibility visit the AGPT website.

It is important to check eligibility before you apply as anyone not eligible will not move through the selection process.

Hospital Requirements

There are a number of mandatory hospital rotations required – General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Department and Paediatrics. Other optional rotations which provide a good breadth of experience make up the two years of hospital experience required before registrars enter the general practice terms of their training.

If applicants are unsure if their hospital experience meets the requirements, applicants can contact EV and seek some guidance. Contact EV.

Important Information for EV Applicants

  1. EV encourage new applicants to read the AGPT and EV Training Policies which can be found here.
  2. Being accepted into the AGPT program does not guarantee a GP term placement in 2019 due to limited availability of placements.
  3. Transfers – Transfers between RTOs or from rural pathway to general pathway will not be possible during the nominated training period unless in exceptional or unforeseen circumstances. Applicants should read the EV Policy on dealing with transfers. Ed-Org-8-16 AGPT Program Transfers
  4. EV does not accept applicants on 457 Visas.

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