Frequently asked questions

Applicants are required to upload supporting documentation. Certification is not required if the original documents are scanned or photographed in colour and uploaded.

If the original document is black and white, it will need to be certified within 18 months of submitting your online application.

For further information on certification requirements, read the AGPT Eligibility Guidelines. Documents that do not meet these requirements cannot be accepted.

No. Your recent colour photo does not need to be certified.

Clear, colour photographs of your documents can be submitted, however ensure that the images are sufficiently sharp and detailed in order for the RACGP to establish authenticity and validity.

  • Scanned documents must each be 2MB or less;
  • JPG and GIF file formats usually allow the user to set the resolution and colour depth;
  • Scans should not need to be more than 300 dpi. The colour depth does not need to be any more than 16 bit; and
  • Scanning to PDF often gives a good result and a small file size.

Your academic transcript contains a detailed list of the units or modules you completed and when you completed them. An academic transcript can also be called an ‘academic record’ or ‘mark sheet’.

Please note: If required to submit your academic transcript, all pages of the document must be submitted.

If you are required to provide evidence of your academic qualifications but you do not have an academic transcript, you can usually request a copy from the institution which originally awarded your qualification.

Alternatively, you can submit a letter from your university detailing both the date of your enrolment and completion in your primary medical degree.

You may provide proof of listing from the AHPRA online ‘Register of Practitioners’ that is not certified so long as the information on the AHPRA listing matches the information provided in your application. If you are providing your AHPRA registration certificate or card you must provide a clear, colour scan or photograph of the original document.

Should additional documents be required after you have submitted your online application, you will be able to submit the required documentation via your applicant portal. This option will only become available when the RACGP has requested a document.

Alternatively, applicants can email documents to the RACGP ensuring their applicant ID is in the subject title.

If you have prior hospital experience and intend to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning that may see you enter your GP terms directly, there is a range of documentation that you will need to provide to your RTO before you commence on the program. Some of these documents take time to source, so we encourage you to begin sourcing them as early as possible, so that they are available as close to the time that you accept a training position as possible. If you do not have these available, it may delay the commencement of your training. The documents are as follows:

  • Statement(s) of service
  • Hospital letter(s) detailing all rotations completed in Australia and/or New Zealand, including start and end dates and leave taken during the rotation
  • Term assessments for all hospital rotations
  • Evidence of first full general registration
  • Evidence that you have completed Basic Life Support (CPR) training within 12 months of commencing GP terms
  • Copies of certificates or other documents that confirm you have met paediatrics experience requirements
  • Current CV

If you have any questions about obtaining these documents, please contact the RTO(s) in the regions you are interested in training in, for further information. Contact details for the RTOs can be found here.