Policy Update Notice - AGPT Registrar training handbook

7 August 2023

This notice is to advise that the RACGP has updated the AGPT Registrar training handbook. The updated handbook will come into immediate effect, superseding the previous corresponding handbook as of Monday, 7 August 2023

What has changed?

Affected section




There were discrepancies in the previous version of handbook re. leave requirements pertaining to RPLE applications. These have been made consistent throughout the handbook to reflect the following:

Applications may include up to seven weeks of approved leave per year pro rata, which may include any combination of personal leave, sick or carers leave and educational leave.

Provide registrars with accurate and consistent information.  

Leave More information and detail added re:
Provide registrars with detailed and up-to-date information about the leave categories they may be eligible for.
Extended training skills term The ‘Extended Skills Training term’ was sometimes referred to as ‘GPT4’ in the previous version of the handbook, which created confusion amongst some users. Use of ‘GPT4’ has been replaced with ‘Extended Training Skills terms’ throughout the handbook. Improve clarity by using consistent terminology throughout the handbook.
Training regions Map updated Ensure consistency with map used on RACGP website.
Placement considerations > international placement Added link to Accreditation of placements for ADF registrars Provide ADF registrars with access to ADF accreditation and placement resources.
CEO Welcome Updated to remove obsolete content Ensure content is current.
Entire handbook Roles and responsibilities of Regional Directors of Training, Medical Educators and Training Coordinators made clearer in various parts of the handbook. Provide registrars with detailed and up-to-date information.

When do these changes take place?
The changes take place on 7 August 2023.

Where can I view the documents?
The new documents can be accessed below:

All handbooks can be accessed via the RACGP website.

What if I have questions?
If you have any enquiries relating to the updated policies, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au