2022 AGPT Program information

Applications for the first intake of the 2022 Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program will open on 22 March 2021.

Applications  are made online directly to the college/s you wish to gain Fellowship of, either the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

It is important that you familiarise yourself with the information on this page, which details:

  • The application and selection process for each college
  • Key dates of the process
  • Guides, policies and links for related processes, including Recognition of Prior Learning and the Hospital Experience Assessment
  • Frequently asked questions.

If you would like assistance with preferencing MCCC as your training provider as part of your application or would like further information about training with MCCC footprint within Victoria, please contact info@mccc.com.au.

Important RACGP and ACRRM selection dates

Please see the drop down items below for details for candidates applying to either college for the 2022 AGPT Program.

Information is current as of 12 January 2021. Please see the relevant college website for further details.

RACGP final intake key dates
ACRRM final intake key dates
RACGP final intake key dates
10am (AEDT) Monday 22 MarchApplications open
11.59pm (AEST) Tuesday 20 AprilApplications close
Wednesday 2 JuneCAAKT enrolments close
Wednesday 16 June - Thursday 17 JuneCandidates sit CAAKT
Thursday 8 JulyPreference change period
Thursday 15 JulyCandidates advised of RTO allocations
Friday 16 July - Friday 23 July
(NB: on a day during this period. Date TBC)
Interviews with MCCC
TBCOffers finalised
ACRRM final intake key dates
10am (AEDT) Monday 22 March 2021Applications open
11.59pm (AEST) Tuesday 20 April 2021Applications close
Monday 10 May 2021Last day to change training region preferences
Friday 14 May 2021Referee reports due
Wednesday 9 June 2021Eligibility outcome released and interview invitation sent to shortlisted candidates
Thursday 1 July - Sunday 11 July 2021Multi mini interviews
Friday 23 July 2021Candidates notified of selection outcomes
Monday 2 August 2021Last day to accept your offer

Application resources

Please see the college websites for the most up-to-date guides, handouts and policy information relating to eligibility and application processes.

Frequently asked questions

Please note: This information is currently under review as at 16 October, with the cancellation of RACGP’s CAAKT, so any information relating to this will be updated as soon as possible.

The below are the most frequently asked questions we receive about interviews, offers and registrar placement.

See our extended FAQ page for additional details about the application and selection process.

When can I book my interview?
How will the interviews be conducted?
Can I still change my preference from a general pathway to rural?
When will I receive an offer of training?
How do I know if I’m ready to start in a GP clinic in 2021?
When can I nominate which location/town I want to train in?
How do I get placed in a GP clinic?
How do I apply for recognition of prior learning?
When can I book my interview?

ACRRM: Eligible ACRRM candidates will contacted by the college on 9 June 2021 with an interview invitation.

You must book an interview before 5pm (AEST) 15 June 2021.

You must keep between 1-11 July free as interviews will be held during this period.

 

RACGP: Eligible RACGP candidates will be contacted by MCCC between 16-23 July with further information about how to book an interview time slot and additional details of the selection process.

You must keep between 24 July – 8 August free as interviews will be held on a day during this period. Further information will be published to our website once the date has been confirmed.

 

How will the interviews be conducted?

ACRRM MMIs will be conducted online, further information can be found in the 2022 ACRRM Eligibility Guide.

Details of the RACGP interviews will be confirmed once the 2022 RACGP Selection Guide has been published by the college.

Can I still change my preference from a general pathway to rural?

You may change your pathway preference during the applicant preference change period.

RACGP: 8-13 July 2021

Please note, all ACRRM places are rural pathway positions.

When will I receive an offer of training?

For the 2021 second/final intake:

ACRRM candidates will receive their offers on 23 July 2021.
RACGP candidates will receive their offers between 9-19 August (MCCC offer date to be confirmed).

How do I know if I’m ready to start in a GP clinic in 2021?

RACGP practice readiness is assessed by MCCC through a process that involves a review of hospital statements that provide details of the rotations you have completed.

Eligible candidates will be sent an email with a link to the Hospital Experience Assessment, where they will be asked to provide statements of service.

MCCC will review the submissions and the final decision sits with the RACGP.

ACRRM candidates will develop a training plan to ensure all mandatory core hospital components are achieved before or during training.

When can I nominate which location/town I want to train in?

ACRRM:  MCCC will contact successful ACRRM candidates to discuss their training plans and region preference.

RACGP: MCCC receives the names of shortlisted applicants from the RACGP on Thursday 5 November, shortly after this date you will receive further information from us asking you to indicate your region preference.

Following the virtual interviews, MCCC will allocate successful candidates to the regions based on their interview score and, where possible, genuine links to the region.

The region you have been allocated to will be indicated in your Letter of Offer. You may choose to accept or decline this offer. Should you decline, you will then need to speak to RACGP about future intakes.

How do I get placed in a GP clinic?

Practice allocations

MCCC holds a Registrar Placement process which facilitates the matching of registrars to training posts. You are able to apply to locations that are of interest to you and will be invited to interview with practices in order to secure a placement.

We emphasise that you must have a wide range of options to increase the changes of being placed in locations of your choice. If you are unsuccessful in initial rounds or provide limited options leading to being unplaced, then MCCC will direct you to the remaining practices in the final stages of placement.

Additional information can be found in our Registrar Placement Guide

If you require information about when you may be able to be begin in practice, please contact info@mccc.com.au.

How do I apply for recognition of prior learning?

If you have sufficient, relevant hospital experience prior to joining the AGPT Program, you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL), a process separate to the hospital experience assessment. Learn more about this process on our RPL page.

Need more help or advice?

MCCC is here to support you with your journey to fellowship and to assist you with advice regarding becoming a GP.

Our FAQ section, has recently been updated and contains the answers to many of your questions.

Alternatively, contact  Jenny Smith, using the form below. Jenny can provide information about the selection process, help decide which training pathway is best for you, or provide guidance about your hospital experience.

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