Discover general practice training


General practice is everything you’ve trained for and more. In this highly rewarding specialty, no two days will be the same. 

 

Discover general practice training


General practice is everything you’ve trained for and more. In this highly rewarding specialty, no two days will be the same. 

 

Education > Explore a GP career > Discover general practice

As a GP, you can test your skills as a doctor and choose to specialise in areas of interest, like obstetrics and gynecology or aerospace medicine, and secure a healthy work-life balance. Learn more about how to become a GP and what pathways to Fellowship are available.

Find out your AGPT eligibility 

Before starting an AGPT application, check to see if you are eligible for a place on the program. Learn more on pages 19-20 in our AGPT handbook and FAQs.
 

How to apply for the AGPT

Applications for the 2024 AGPT intake will open from March to August, 2023. Learn more about the application process and what to expect after applying.
 

Training regions

Australia offers are a diverse range of GP training experiences available across a number of training regions. GPs in training within the PLT program can nominate a preferred training region. These training regions are divided into subregions, where GP term training is supervised by a local medical education and administration team.

Training regions provide a unique learning experience, responding to local community needs and demographics. GPs in training must consider how their preferred training region will provide them with the outcomes they wish to achieve in their career.

Training pathways

The RACGP offers multiple pathways towards Fellowship, including the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program, Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) and the Fellowship Support Program (FSP). Learn more about general practice training programs and pathways.

Learn more   

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT)


The AGPT program trains medical registrars in general practice. It provides full-time, on-the-job training and offers 1,500 training places nationally. Registrars who complete the AGPT program graduate as RACGP Fellows and can work anywhere in Australia.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)


IMGs and overseas-trained doctors who received their qualifications outside of Australia or New Zealand can be granted permission to practise in Australia via several pathways. Learn everything you need to know to practise as a GP in Australia.

Rural Generalist Fellowship (FRACGP-RG)


FRACGP-RG is awarded in addition to the vocational Fellowship of the RACGP. This four-year program provides GPs with additional opportunities for specialisation to provide wholistic care for Australia’s rural and remote communities. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health


The RACGP is committed to building a general practice workforce that can work safely and effectively to improve health outcomes and close health equity gaps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Academics


An academic post is an AGPT training term where you can learn academic skills through individualised learning plans with mentoring and support from training providers, universities and the RACGP.

Australian Defence Force


The ADF provides registrars with unique a pathway and learning environment which must be approved by the RACGP. This information is currently under review and will be available in early 2023.

Express your interest.

Express your interest now for the 2024 intake of the AGPT program

  Express your interest 

Training support

General Practitioner Training Support Line:
1800 472 247
agpt.support@racgp.org.au