Referees


Frequently asked questions


Ideally, a referee should be a medical practitioner who has supervised you for a period of four weeks or longer within the past three years by close of applications.

You will need to select referees who are able to confidently make judgements about your current skills and abilities, experience and work performance and suitability for general practice. Registrars are also suitable as referees, as long as they meet the above criteria.

If you are unable to nominate referees who meet the above criteria you should contact the RACGP to discuss your particular circumstances.

Please note: A referee request via phone cannot be accepted.

The RTOs, and/or the RACGP may contact referees as part of the assessment process to select applicants into the AGPT Program.


Yes. You will be giving us personal information about referees, such as their contact details. They must give you permission to share that personal information.

You will be required to declare in your application that you have your referee’s permission.


The RTOs, and/or the RACGP may contact referees as part of the assessment process to select applicants into AGPT.


Yes, however overseas referees are required to provide evidence that they are a registered medical practitioner, with an English translation if required. Referees may need to communicate via telephone or email; applicants should keep this in mind when selecting referees.


For applicants who are interns, referees can be supervisors from clinical placements.

For applicants who are not interns, it is preferable to have a referee who has fully supervised them for a placement of four weeks or more.

You may nominate referees who will have directly supervised you for a period of four weeks or longer within the past three years, by close of applications.

For other applicants who have difficulties with referees, contact the RACGP.

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