The placement process
GP trainee practice placement, where trainees are placed into an accredited training clinic or facility, is a complex process. It takes into account both training and community needs, whilst meeting criteria from the AGPT program and the two GP Colleges (RACGP and ACRRM). We are committed to ensuring that our placement process delivers the best outcome to all concerned.
Placement applies to all GP trainees in Training Terms (TT) 1 – 4 and may include those in extension terms. This can be either two six-month placements or one 12-month placement and they apply to practices as they would for any employment opportunity, with a CV and cover letter, in the hope of securing an interview. Placements are considered binding and GP trainees are expected to live within 60 minutes of their training clinic.
GP trainees are encouraged to apply for priority placement to both jump the queue and train in a diverse, interesting practice to increase their clinical and procedural skills.