Next steps for 2021 AGPT applicants

Applications

Applications for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program 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).

Applications for the first intake of the 2021 AGPT Program are now closed.

For details of the next stages of the college application processes, see the application and selection timeline information below as well as the college-specific guidebooks.

Next steps

RACGP interviews are offered to successful candidates and are currently planned to be held as virtual panel interviews ACRRM will be holding multiple mini interviews (MMIs). MCCC will facilitate interviews for both colleges. Relevant dates and details on all interviews are below.

There are also hospital experience requirements which both colleges require be completed prior to starting in-practice. They do not have to be completed prior to applying to the AGPT program, but should be started once you have been advised you have an interview.

See our Hospital Experience Assessment page and the relevant college websites for additional information about mandatory hospital terms and advice regarding alternative options for rotations you may have difficulty obtaining.

College application and selection timelines

RACGP Key Dates
ACRRM Key Dates
RACGP Key Dates
10am AEDT Monday 23 March 2020Applications open
10am AEST Monday 11 May 2020Applications close
Tuesday 2 June 2020Eligibility finalised
Thursday 11 June 2020Close of CAAKT enrolments
Thursday 25 June 2020 - Saturday 27 June 2020Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT)
Thursday 9 July 2020 - Tuesday 14 July 2020Applicants preference change period
Thursday 16 July 2020Online bookings open - details TBA
Sunday 26, Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 July (you will be allocated one of these days)Virtual interviews with MCCC
Friday 21 August 2020First intake offers finalised
ACRRM Key Dates
10am AEDT Monday 23 March 2020Applications open
10am AEST Monday 11 May 2020Applications close
Monday 26 May 2020Referee reports due
Monday 8 June 2020Last day to change training preferences
Monday 22 June 2020Eligibility outcome and interview invitation sent to shortlisted candidates
Friday July 10Virtual MMI interviews conducted by MCCC
Monday 3 August 2020Successful candidates notified
Monday 10 August 2020Last day to accept offer onto program

Training experience

If you have extensive, 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.

Take a look at our our training practices for information about our training facilities and the breadth of advanced and procedural skills you can gain from a placement in communities across our footprint.

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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