How are the RTOs involved?
While RACGP sets the curriculum and assessments for registrars on the AGPT Program, it’s the nine regional training organisations (RTOs) around the country who deliver your training on the ground.
RTOs provide you with the learning resources you need to prepare for your Fellowship exams. They engage highly qualified GPs as medical educators to teach you practical skills and build your theoretical knowledge in line with the curriculum set by the RACGP.
As part of the RACGP selection process, you will be invited to attend an interview with your nominated RTO. See ‘key dates’ above for more information on those timelines.
How is GP training delivered?
GP training is based on an apprenticeship model where you learn from your RTO’s medical educators as well as in supervised clinical roles in a combination of hospital and community settings.
Your RTO will facilitate workshops (virtual or in-person as current health advice allows), provide online learning modules, practice exam materials or mock exams, and one on one support from an appointed training advisor.
If you are offered an AGPT Program training position, your RTO will work with you to help you find a practice within your training region that suits your training needs. They work with a network of health services, GP clinics and hospitals who will play host to your training posts.
Choosing an RTO
When you apply to the AGPT Program with the RACGP, you nominate an RTO and a training pathway – either the rural or general pathway.
Your RTO choice and pathway will determine which areas you train in on your road to Fellowship.
RTOs operate in their own specific regions across Australia so it is important that you do your homework on which RTOs are within which states, as well as what training posts are on offer so that you may be offered a training position that supports your interests, career goals and future plans.
View the number of training posts available per region and pathway for the 2022 intake.
Contact the RTOs