How the AGPT program works
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is the most popular program for achieving fellowship as a general practitioner. The training program is funded by the Australian Government for qualified doctors who want to specialise as general practitioners.
There are two intakes per year and you need to apply directly to the GP college of your choice, RACGP or ACRRM (or both).
The program is based on an apprenticeship model and as a registrar/GP trainee you’d be working as a GP in an accredited training facility, getting paid while you are working towards fellowship.
Training takes place in a range of hospital and general practice settings in rural, regional and metropolitan areas, depending on the pathway you choose, rural, general or rural generalist.
Before you are placed into a medical practice, your hospital experience will need to be evaluated to see if you are ready – see more about hospital experience assessment (HEA).
The experience you have gained during your hospital terms may also give you an advantage – see more about recognition of prior learning (RPL).
During your training period you’ll get all the support you need from highly experienced medical educators and GP supervisors.
Click on the menu to explore our AGPT program guide and find out more.