Frequently asked questions

All applicants who meet the minimum standard in the CAAKT are included in the interview allocations process. During this process, an automated system works through the list of eligible applicants in order, according to their ranking band, allocating applicants to interview according to their first available training preference.

Interview allocations are dependent upon an applicant’s CAAKT ranking, their training preferences (both region and pathway), the number of training places available and the number of applicants in higher ranking bands who have nominated the same preferences.

As there are limited training places available, not all eligible applicants will secure an interview with their first preference training region. Each candidate is encouraged to nominate a minimum of two training regions and up to four they are willing to work and complete their training in.

Each candidate is able to list four preferred training regions in their online application. Candidates who are successful in the CAAKT may be allocated to one of their preferred training regions for interview. Candidates who perform better in the CAAKT are more likely to be allocated to interview for their first preferred training region/pathway. Training places are limited in all regions so allocation to interview is not guaranteed.

RTOs will contact all applicants undergoing interviews from Friday 16 July to Friday 23 July 2021 to schedule an interview during the selection interview period, which runs from Saturday 24 July 2021 to Sunday 8 August 2021.

If you are successful in being offered an interview, it will be conducted by an RTO from one of the training regions you have preferenced. Interviews will consist of five common questions in either multiple, mini interview or single panel interview format. Each RTO has the opportunity to ask an additional three questions specific to their region.

Yes. If you do not receive a training offer after interviewing with a Regional Training Organisation (RTO) during this intake, the RACGP will provide you with information on any remaining training positions and you will be able to approach relevant RTOs to express your interest in training positions that are still available.