General practice – Become a GP
Working in general practice is different to working in a hospital and also different to working in many other specialities. General practice offers person-centred healthcare, based on a foundation of trust between patients and their chosen GP.
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program is the leading program for doctors wishing to pursue the specialty of general practice. The AGPT Program is suited to recent medical graduates and experienced non-vocationally recognised doctors who prefer educator directed learning. Training towards Fellowship of the RACGP on this program is available in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote regions nationally over a three year (full time equivalent) period. The training is fully funded by the Commonwealth. Training is conducted across 11 training regions with the support of the contracted Regional Training Organisations (RTOs).
The RACGP is recognised as a leader in the provision of general practice education and training, supporting more than 23,000 GPs to achieve Fellowship since 1958. The RACGP is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners. We represent more than 40,000 members working in or towards a career in general practice.
Key information – 2022 AGPT Program
|10am AEDT Monday 22 March
|11:59pm AEST Tuesday 20 April
|Tuesday 25 May
||Applicants advised of eligibility by this date
|Wednesday 16 June – Thursday 17 June
||Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT)
|Thursday 8 July
||CAAKT results release
|Thursday 8 July - Tuesday 13 July
||Preference change period
|Thursday 15 July
||Applicants advised of interview allocations
|Friday 16 July – Friday 23 July
||RTOs schedule interviews with applicants
|Saturday 24 July – Sunday 8 August
|Monday 9 August – Thursday 19 August
||Training offers are made
|Friday 20 August
||Training offers finalised
I chose AGPT with the RACGP because....
I chose to train with the RACGP due to its flexibility, well-established support network and recognition at national and international levels.
Dr Daria Romanik
RTO: James Cook University
I chose AGPT with the RACGP because they are the organisation that would be by my side along the way through the training.
Dr Billy Stoupas
RTO: Eastern Victoria GP Training
I chose the AGPT pathway with the RACGP because of the RACGP's reputation as an outstanding college and advocate for our profession.
Dr Ginita Oberoi
RTO: General Practice Training Tasmania
Information for candidates
Training in rural and remote areas
Frequently asked questions