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. The Department of Health have a role in checking the eligibility of applicants. During the online application, applicants’ preference Regional Training Organisations.
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.
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 please contact us.
Yes, hospital experience gained prior to receiving your general registration can be counted.
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.
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.
Read the RACGP and ACRRM Overviews prepared by the Department of Health for 2020 AGPT.
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.
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.