How do I apply to the AGPT program?

Applications are open between March and April each year, to commence training the following year. It is a national selection process with applications made directly to applicants’ choice of two GP Colleges – either RACGP and ACRRM. Both Colleges will check the eligibility of applicants. During the online application, applicants preference Regional Training Organisations.

The application form is completed online on the college websites – visit the sites here RACGP and ACRRM

For more information on how to apply, click here.

What preparation should I do before applying to the program?

The GP College Applicant Guides, available on their websites, are a good place to start. The applicant guides provides information on the application, selection and assessment process. Find them on the GP College (ACRRM and RACGP) websites.

Am I guaranteed a place on the training program?

No. There are limited places on the AGPT program. Positions are offered in line with our selection policy following shortlisting through the national application process.

I haven’t completed the mandatory hospital experience, can I still apply?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria you are able to apply. You will be able to complete the required mandatory hospital experience during the first year of the program. Please note that you will not be able to commence your General Practice Term until you have completed the mandatory hospital experience. If unsure about your hospital experience and whether or not you meet the requirements click here.

Can the rotations I did as an intern count as my mandatory hospital experience?

Yes, hospital experience gained prior to receiving your general registration can be counted.

How much does General Practice training cost?

The AGPT program does not require co-payments from registrars. Applicants must however pay an Application Fee to the relevant college they apply to. Once in the program, registrars are required to pay for the College Fellowship exams. Registrars also need to be members of the relevant College so will need to pay an annual membership fee.

Which fellowship should I choose?

Both fellowships enable you to work as a vocationally registered GP anywhere in Australia. Applicants must first select the College they wish to undertake their Fellowship with, then apply to the relevant College. and then select a training region and RTO to train through. Applicants are able to train towards both fellowships if they choose. Whichever pathway or fellowship you choose, you will be required to abide by the pathway and college requirements, see RACGP Fellowship and ACRRM Fellowship.

Can I defer once I am accepted into the program?

No, it is not possible to defer your place on the AGPT program, or to start on leave with the exception of Category 1 and Category 3 Leave. Read the relevant AGPT Leave from Program Policy for full details.

Who employs me during training?

Registrars completing their hospital training will be employed by a hospital. Registrars are expected to secure their own hospital employment.

Registrars undertaking their General Practice time will be directly employed by an accredited training post. During your time on the AGPT program your employment is your own responsibility, however EV facilitate the placement process.

Where can I find more information about transition to College-led Training?

The two GP Colleges, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) will be taking over the delivery of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program from 1 February, 2023.

College AGPT FAQs

RACGP and ACRRM have jointly developed a FAQs document to address questions about the 2023 AGPT Program.

Click here to read the College AGPT FAQs

More information

For more information about transition to College-led Training visit the relevant College website.

RACGP Website

ACRRM Website