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Becoming a GP in Australia

Vocational Training Pathway

The RACGP’s Vocational Training Pathway is a three year vocational training program for medical practitioners wishing to pursue a career as a specialist general practitioner. Medical practitioners in the Vocational Training Pathway are referred to as Registrars.

On completion of all of the requirements of the pathway Registrars can apply for Fellowship of the RACGP. To view the requirements see the Vocational Training Pathway – Requirements for Fellowship Policy at the bottom of this page.

There are two entry points into the Vocational Training Pathway:

Visit the above websites for more information on how to apply and the selection processes.

Applicants selected into the AGPT or RVTS are allocated to a designated Regional Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers education and training in accord with RACGP Standards for General Practice Training.



Recognition of prior learning policy (pdf 57KB)

This policy describes the requirements and guidelines for the application and assessment of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) registrars undertaking the Vocational Training Pathway of the RACGP


Fellowship Exams Candidate Handbook (pdf 756KB)

College Exam Venue Allocation, Assessment Methods Assessment Performance Reporting Enrolment Procedures Rules and their observances for the conduct of RACGP examinations

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