AGPT Frequently asked questions

Application and eligibility

Application

We’ve grouped these questions about application and eligibility to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

If you wish to apply to both the RACGP and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, you should email educationpolicy@racgp.org.au to ask for more information.

The RACGP will reach out to you prior to applications opening with details of the options available.

You should receive an email confirming your registration promptly after registering. If you have not received your email within two hours, please contact agpteligibility@racgp.org.au. Please ensure you have checked your junk and spam email folders.

Do not re-register unless requested to do so.

If you have forgotten your applicant ID (which is also your username), please email agpteligibility@racgp.org.au with:

  • Full name used to register
  • Email address used to register
  • Date of birth

Once we receive this information, we will email you your applicant ID number.

If you have forgotten your password, please visit the application login page and click the ‘Forgot Password?’ button. This will generate a code for you to enter. Enter the code and your applicant ID and click the ‘Reset’ button. An email will then be sent to your nominated email address with a link to reset your password and a temporary password. To complete the process you will need to:

  • Log in using your applicant ID (username) and temporary password provided
  • A change password pop up will appear
  • Change your password
  • Click ‘Save’ at the bottom of the screen

Please note: You are able to change your password from within your applicant portal by logging in and selecting ‘Change Password’ on the left side of the screen.

You should receive a confirmation email promptly after submitting your application. If you have not received your confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact agpteligibility@racgp.org.au.

Please note: If applications are due to close within the next 24 hours, contact agpteligibility@racgp.org.au immediately. Please ensure you check junk and spam email folders.

You should  call the RACGP on 1800 198 586. We prefer you are online when you call and please have the following information ready:

  • Applicant ID; and
  • Any error messages

Once your application has been submitted you cannot amend your application. With the exception of the following:

  • Updating contact details;
  • Updating your prior hospital experience; or
  • Uploading requested supporting documentation – this option only becomes available once RACGP has requested the documents.

If you need to make changes, please contact agpteligibility@racgp.org.au or 1800 472 247 where someone can make changes on your behalf. This will only be permitted in certain circumstances, such as:

  • A referee, or referee contact information, needs to be updated;
  • An exemption to Section 19AB is granted; or
  • Incorrect information was recorded and needs to be updated.

Changes to your submitted application can only be made prior to Tuesday 19 April 2022.

If your name has changed since you submitted your online application and you wish to update it, email the following information to the RACGP.

  • Applicant ID;
  • Proof of your name change, such as marriage certificate or name change certificate; and
  • Your authorisation for us to change your application.

If your name has previously changed resulting in your mandatory documents varying from each other, it is an eligibility requirement that you provide official documentary evidence of your name change. If you do not provide sufficient evidence of your name change, you may be required to submit a statutory declaration, which can be found on the AGPT website.

Please note: If requested by the RACGP, the statutory declaration is a mandatory document and without it your application may not progress.

On the applicant portal there is an option for withdrawal. Please click the ‘Withdraw’ option and follow the prompts. You can also email agpteligibility@racgp.org.au instructing us to withdraw your application and the reason for your withdrawal. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been withdrawn.

No. The application dates are well publicised and late applications will not be accepted.

Yes, your AGPT application can be considered with another applicant. To be considered as joint applicants, both of you must:

  • Provide the details of the other applicant within their application, including their full name and current applicant ID
  • Submit identical training region and pathway preferences.

Joint applicants receive the same ranking band in the assessment process which is based on the lowest scoring applicant’s selection score. If you wish to withdraw your joint application, you must contact agpteligibility@racgp.org.au.

ADF applicants applying for the AGPT Program are required to:

  • Confirm you are a full-time serving ADF member;
  • Provide your service (i.e. Navy/Army/Air Force) and PMKeyS number; and
  • Notify the ADF Medical Officer Professional and Career Development Committee (MOPCDC) Secretariat of their intention to apply for the AGPT Program by emailing mopcdc.secretariat@defence.gov.au

Please note: ADF applicants are required to nominate training region preferences in the region they expect to be posted in from commencement of training.

If you cease full-time service with the ADF before commencement of training, you will be processed as a non-ADF applicant.

No, you may choose to only nominate one training region preference. Applicants can nominate up to four preferences in their online application.

All applicants will have the opportunity to review and amend their training region preferences via the AGPT applicant portal after the Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT).

There is a preference change period Thursday 7 July 2022 to Tuesday 12 July 2022.

The general pathway provides opportunities for registrars to train in urban, rural and remote settings (i.e. MM 1-7 locations) within their training region. A training place on the general pathway does not guarantee you will be able to undertake all of your training in an urban location. You training placement is based on a range of factors including your educational requirements and interests, the geography of the training region, and the workforce distribution requirement that you must complete 12 months of your training in a prescribed location (see below*).

You are encouraged to contact the RTO in your preferred training region to find out more about the training opportunities available in each region before submitting your final preferences.

*The location options available to you include:
  • Twelve months training in a rural location classified MM2-7; or
  • Twelve months in an outer metropolitan location; or
  • Twelve months training in a non-capital city classified as MM1; or
  • Twelve months training in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health training post in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health service or other approved Aboriginal Medical Service; or
  • Twelve months training comprising two of the following:
    • Six months training in an outer metropolitan location; or
    • Six months training in a rural location classified MM2-7; or
    • Six months training in a non-capital city classified MM1; or
    • Six months training in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health training post in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health service or other approved Aboriginal Medical Service.

Some training organisations currently manage more than one training region for selection. If you are interested in training in these regions, please be aware of the following:

  • The selection for the three training regions covering the ACT and NSW are managed by one RTO. However, each region is run independently of the others.
  • If the location where you want to train appears to straddle two or more regions, contact the relevant training organisations to determine the correct region. How do I know which region I should apply to train in?

In order to decide which region you would like to train with, we recommend you contact the training organisation in this region and ask them questions to help inform your decision. You can find the contact details for the RTOs here.

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