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Apply for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program with the RACGP

AGPT is the leading training program for medical graduates wishing to pursue a career as a general practitioner, and takes three or four years full-time to complete. 

The RACGP is Australia’s largest general practice organisation and is responsible for the selection of 90% of rural and metropolitan candidates seeking to enter the AGPT Program commencing with entry for the 2018 intake. 

The RACGP is widely recognised as a leader in the provision of general practice education and training, and provides an unparalleled foundation for your career in general practice.

To find out more download the RACGP AGPT selection FAQs

Download Selection FAQ's

RACGP key selection dates

10.00 am AEST 10 April 2017

Applications open

10.00 am AEST 8 May 2017

Applications close

30 June 17

DoH will review applications and determine eligibility for AGPT Program. 

30 June –  July 2017

Eligible applicants enrol and pay fee, book in for Candidate Assessment Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT).

22 July 2017

Applicants sit CAAKT.

1 August 2017

Applicants and Regional Training Organisations advised of interview allocation (one interview).

12 August – 27 August 2017

Interviews conducted by RTOs.

31 August - 7 September 2017

The RTO (in conjunction with the RACGP) will make a written offer to successful candidates. Candidates have 7 days after initial offer to accept in writing to the RTO.

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Interested in rural general practice?

The Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) is a qualification awarded by the RACGP in addition to the vocational FRACGP.

The FARGP aims to develop additional skills and broaden options for safe, accessible and comprehensive care for Australia’s rural, remote and very remote communities.

The FARGP pathway designed specifically for general practice registrars offers the greatest benefits when completed over the full period of the training program.

Visit for more information.

RACGP registrar testimonials

I chose AGPT with the RACGP because …

‘ …[RACGP Fellowship] is a well-established specialist qualification that is recognised both nationally and overseas. The flexibility in the training program also appealed to me in that it encouraged practising in multiple areas, both rural and metropolitan. I also like the support and advocacy it [the RACGP] provides for its registrars and Fellows.  

‘The RACGP has provided support all the way through the training program, including access to online resource libraries that I use day to day in my practice. The RACGP also puts on exam preparation workshops that are invaluable in preparing for the written and viva Fellowship exams. 

‘Registrar training has been really enjoyable. It has provided a supportive environment where I can manage my own patients and problem solve independently, [and also] easily access advice from more senior GPs. I have especially liked working in a large practice as it is also very social.’

Dr Scott Allison, AGPT Registrar


I chose AGPT with the RACGP because …

‘I heard great things about it and the great curriculum. The RACGP has such great support, resources, reputation and an overall a great training program. The examinations and curriculum were also in a familiar setting and complementary to what I have done through medical school.  

The RACGP supported me during my training through multiple resources and avenues. The main support that really helped was the RACGP Indigenous Fellowship Excellence Program (IFEP). This program was well organised, informative and supportive, which was provided to Indigenous RACGP registrars based around exam preparation and general practice. 

It is hard to say what I have enjoyed the most about registrar training as it has been so great. I would have to say definitely working with Associate Professor Dr Bradley Murphy. He is an amazing Aboriginal doctor and mentor. As an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctor, this has been such a rewarding and blessed experience. My other joy would be caring for my community and my mob.’ 

Dr Jeanette Wimbus, AGPT Registrar