Funded by the Australian Government, the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program provides comprehensive and flexible training which leads to fellowship of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). Either fellowship allows a doctor to become vocationally registered as a general practitioner and practice unsupervised within Australia.
The training program is overseen by the Commonwealth Department of Health and is delivered by Regional Training Organisations (RTOs). In Australia, there are 9 RTOs. Eastern Victoria GP Training delivers training in eastern, north eastern and south eastern Melbourne metropolitan areas, the Mornington Peninsula, and Gippsland region of Victoria.
Read the General Practice Training in Australia – The guide for more information.
Benefits of undertaking GP training
- The GP training program meets the need for more GPs
- GP training is based on GP college curricula and delivered to college standards
- The endpoint of GP training is the fellowship of the GP colleges – either RACGP or ACRRM
- GPs train within practices whilst working towards fellowship
- Dedicated teaching time is allocated for registrars
- Quality supervisor by accredited GP supervisors
- Sub-specialties are possible
- Flexible training terms are available
- There are Government financial incentives in some regions
- GP training is one of the shortest training programs available 3-4 years
For further information about the application and selection process doctors interested in applying are encouraged to: