2020 AGPT Entry

Application Overview

  • Applications for 2020 AGPT program entry will open soon, see dates below.
  • Applications are made directly to RACGP or 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 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.

2020 AGPT Application Key Dates

10am Monday 25 March 2019 Applications open
10am Monday 29 April 2019 Applications close (25 business day application open period)
Tuesday 4 June 2019 First intake eligibility finalisation
Wednesday 5 June 2019 Eligible applicants handed to the ACRRM and RACGP
16 August 2019 First intake outcomes due to the Department

EV Interviews

Dates to be confirmed.

Applicants must attend on the date scheduled. 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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