The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program

How the AGPT Program works

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is the most popular pathway into general practice in Australia.  It is an Australian Government funded vocational training program for doctors who want to specialise as general practitioners.

The program is managed by the Department of Health and is delivered by a national network of Regional Training Organisations (RTOs). MCCC GP Training is the RTO that delivers the AGPT program across Western Victoria. Our region includes metropolitan, regional and rural communities.

As a GP registrar, you’ll be paid while you are heading towards GP Fellowship. Training takes place within a range of hospital and general practice environments, from specialist medical centres and teaching hospitals to urban and city practices. During your training period, you’ll get all the support you need from highly experienced medical educators and GP supervisors.

Program structure and Fellowship options

In the AGPT program, training takes place in a combination of hospital and general practice settings. The structure of the AGPT training program depends on your fellowship choice.

The below chart shows the Fellowship pathways of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP and FARGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM). You may choose to pursue a Fellowship with one college, or both as a dual pathway registrar.

Please note: If you apply to undertake part-time training, this will extend the length of your program.

Further information

For further information about Fellowship options on the AGPT Program, please see the college websites and read ‘General Practice Training in Australia – The Guide’, a resource published by the Department of Health.

Our Training Support Staff are also available to discuss your circumstances and provide advice regarding training with MCCC.