The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is the most popular pathway into general practice in Australia.
Successful completion of all elements of the training program results in fellowship of one (or both) of the two Australian general practice colleges – the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) – depending on which curriculum is selected. It is sometimes possible for registrars to work concurrently to the curriculum of both colleges and gain both these fellowships.
How long is the AGPT program?
The program involves a three to four-year full-time commitment (or part-time equivalent). This can be reduced with recognition of prior learning (RPL).
What is involved in the AGPT program?
Following 12 months of hospital training, GP registrars gain practical experience by working in various placements, often in private practices. There is scope for registrars to follow their individual interests in rural and urban practices, in extended skills posts as well as procedural and academic posts. Registrars are supervised by experienced GPs. The training includes self-directed learning, face-to-face educational activities and in-practice education sessions.
Who delivers the training?
The training is delivered by 17 regional training providers (RTPs) throughout Australia. Registrars are allocated to RTPs based on their application and assessment ranking, training preferences and availability of training places.
Find out more about regional training providers.
How do I apply to the AGPT program?
Applications are made directly to AGPT, via an online portal. You may apply during your internship year to commence the following year. Alternatively, you can apply later in your hospital training.
Applications are made online via the AGPT website.