STEP 1. Assess your eligibility
Requirements of the Health Insurance Act 1973 mean that not all doctors can complete their AGPT training in an urban area (known as the general pathway). See the Pathway Eligibility Guide 2015 to find which pathway will apply to you.
AGPT registrars who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents are generally restricted to working in rural pathway practices that are within a district of workforce shortage.
STEP 2. Gather your supporting documentation
Certified true copies of the following official documents must be included with your application:
- Citizenship/residency verification
- Primary medical qualification
- Medical registration
- Evidence of any name changes (eg. marriage certificate).
All applicants must have two valid and complete referee reports to support their application. Your references must come from a medical practitioner who has directly supervised you for at least 10 weeks within the past three years.
You should pick someone who is able to confidently make judgments about your professional capabilities and your suitability for general practice. Referees can include AGPT registrars, but should not include other doctors who are also applying for the AGPT program.
For international medical graduates:
- Proof of meeting all the requirements of the Australian Medical Council (AMC).
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors:
- Proof of membership of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA).
For applicants currently enrolled in another vocational training program:
- Evidence of your resignation from current training, or
- Statutory declaration stating that you will resign from your current vocational training program if accepted by AGPT.
For doctors with conditions placed on their medical registration:
- Certificate of Registration Status (or equivalent) from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Detailed information about supporting documentation is available in the AGPT Applicant Guide 2015.
For information about applying for AGPT if you have conditions on your medical registration due to disciplinary or medical reasons please read Guidelines for the assessment of applicants with conditions attached to their medical registration.
STEP 3. Apply to AGPT online
Applicants must apply for AGPT through the online application system, which will become available through the AGPT website.
For more information
Applicants considering applying for training should refer to the AGPT Handbook 2015.
There have been some changes to the selection process for the AGPT. A detailed summary of these changes and the eligibility criteria is available on the AGPT website on the AGPT new applicants page.
The selection team can be contacted at email@example.com or by phoning 02 6263 6776.
Applying for other GP training programs
Information about the Remote Vocational Training Scheme applications can be found on the RVTS website.
If you are an international medical graduate (IMG), you may be eligible for Fellowship from the RACGP based on an assessment of your previous training and experience in general practice. View the eligibility guidelines for the RACGP Specialist Pathway for more information.
If you are an experienced practitioner interested in a full-fee paying, self directed pathway, the ACRRM Independent Pathway may suit you. Find out more about eligibility at the ACRRM website.