Commencing on the pathway


Information for applicants

The General Practice Experience (GPE) pathway is a way that international medical graduates (IMGs) can gain fellowship without having to do specialist general practice training (vocational training) in Australia.

The General Practice Experience (GPE) Pathway recognises the skills and knowledge acquired via work experience in Australian and/or overseas general practice.

Applicants for the GPE Pathway are required to have their general practice experience assessed.

Before applying for the pathway you should read the GPE pathway policies including the Assessment of General Practice Experience Policy which outlines what the RACGP Assessors take into account when reviewing applications.


Log in to the RACGP website Log in using your existing details or create an RACGP ID number.

Complete the pathway self-assessment tool. If you have completed the self-assessment before, you will need to complete it again while logged in to direct you to the correct payment.

Select what experience you would like to have assessed. If you are working / have only worked overseas, select “Overseas”. If you have worked overseas and in Australia, and would like both assessed, select “Overseas and Australian”. If you only wish to have time worked in general practice in Australia assessed, select “Australian”.

Pay for your assessment. You will need to pay for your assessment before you proceed to the application form. The RACGP accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

General practice assessment fees – From 1 July 2017

Assessment type

Non-Member assessment fees

Member assessment fees

Assessment of overseas general practice experience



Assessment of overseas and Australian general practice experience



Assessment of Australian general practice experience




Complete the general practice experience application. From time of payment, you have 6 months to complete the online assessment form. You will need to complete all section to submit the application form, please refer to the assessment of general practice experience guidance document for further details. The online application portal has recently been updated, for more information please read the online application FAQ.

Your assessment is reviewed by RACGP staff and then referred for assessment by the RACGP Assessors.

At any point if further information, documentation or clarification is required, you will be contacted via email.

You will be able to log into your application, update your application and resubmit your application.

Once the assessment is complete you will receive an email with an attachment of your outcome. If you have the met the exam eligibility requirements you will be able to proceed to enrol in the RACGP Fellowship assessments.

For further information regarding the online GPE application platform, call 1800 626 901 or email


 1800 626 901

Related documents

GPE Online application portal changes FAQ (PDF 722 KB )