College-led
general practice training


The AGPT program from 2023

College-led
general practice training


The AGPT program from 2023

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The transition to college-led training

The Australian Government has announced that the general practice colleges will deliver the AGPT program from 1 February 2023. This profession-led training approach is consistent with other medical specialty colleges which already have responsibility for their training programs. 

Our approach to AGPT training will prepare GPs to confidently meet community needs, and address workforce distribution of the profession. It reflects our drive to support general practice and the health care of all Australians. 

The RACGP is working hard on transitioning to the new model. We are committed to engaging with stakeholders, learning from their experiences and building on their successes. Existing GP registrars and potential applicants can confidently look forward to the 2023 program. 

Our approach is people-centred



Building for success

We will strive to capitalise on the successes of the current RTO model by learning from them. We will employ best practice human resources, use resources efficiently and create a nationally-consistent training program. 



Supporting GPs

We want to provide quality training outcomes for doctors who wish to pursue general practice across the nation. 


 



Community needs 

We are driven to support our community's health care needs by desigining a fit-for-future training model that focuses on training doctors in areas that need them most.


 

Key initiatives

  • We are building a national approach to resource and syllabus development, supervisor support and PD, program evaluation, research, engagement and promotion of general practice.
  • We are embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural health and training across all areas of our college-led education, governance and operating model.
  • We are focussed on locally contextually-determined education.

  • Our program features training in areas of workforce need and progressive assessment.
  • We provide a rural generalist program. Our rural faculty is committed to addressing rural disadvantage and supports GPs living and practising in rural and remote Australia.
  • We are strengthening training in academic general practice.

Our new curriculum and syllabus for Australian general practice is now available.


Written by GPs for GPs, it provides you with a practical learning tool for all stages of your learning journey.

Our new curriculum and syllabus for Australian general practice is now available.


Written by GPs for GPs, it provides you with a practical learning tool for all stages of your learning journey.

Our path to college-led training

We’re building on the successes of the existing training model, supporting our doctors in training and our communities.

Thinking about applying for the AGPT program in 2023?

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Want to know more?

College-led training will begin in 2023. Find out more about our model and how we believe it will help the health workforce to deliver high-quality care. Learn about our progress, engagements and opportunities to be part of this exciting time in GP training.

A career with us
We’re looking for existing RTO staff and new talent to help us transform GP training in Australia. A number of projects have started or are being established.

AGPT 2023
Are you wondering how the transition to college-led training might affect you? We’ve pulled together some answers.

Grant funding update
In December 2021, the Department of Health released its grant funding guidelines. It invited the RACGP and ACRRM to submit their proposals to deliver college-led training

Engagement opportunities
To achieve a seamless transition of AGPT and improved outcomes for registrars, staff and our community, we focus on good engagement with our stakeholders.

Discover how our approach supports our GP workforce

See how our policies and collaborations underpin GP training

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RACGP profession-led community-based training
This document outlines our operating model to deliver the AGPT program. 

RACGP PLT education program discussion paper
Read how our college-led education program will be organised and delivered from 2023. This includes detailed information on developing knowledge, skills and attitudes, including learning, teaching, training, and assessment. Potential applicants for the AGPT program may find the content helpful in answering many of their queries.

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