Frequently asked questions

There are three main stages;

  1. Application and determining eligibility, the
  2. National assessment – which consists of the Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT)
  3. Interviewing with a regional training organisation (RTO).

For further information, you can listen to the recorded webinar on the process here.

Eligible candidates are required to pay a selection fee of $725 to participate in the RACGP selection process. The Australian Government funds all training and education costs. The only other costs are to sit your Fellowship exams and membership fees.

Alternative payment options are available for candidates experiencing financial hardship.

The Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) is a computer-based test which comprises 20 Knowledge Test (KT) questions and 50 Situational Judgement Test (SJT) questions. Candidates must obtain a minimum standard to proceed to the next stage of the selection process. The questions in the CAAKT are partly derived from competency indicators outlined in the RACGP Competency Profile of the general practitioner at the point of Fellowship.

KT questions are multiple choice questions which aim to test your clinical knowledge. These questions do not focus on a broad range of medical knowledge, but specifically on acute emergency situations and potentially serious conditions. These are pitched at pre-vocational candidates seeking to enter general practice training.

SJT questions aim to assess a candidate’s judgement in a range of professional scenarios, often with a focus on ethical, moral, legal issues and professionalism. These questions seek to assess your reasoning in these scenarios. The questions will come in a range of formats so please read the questions and instructions carefully.

For this type of question, the answer is not simply marked as ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’. There is a range of scores possible for each of the SJT items. You will be awarded some marks for partially correct answers and full marks for completely correct answers.

In order to prepare for the CAAKT, we recommend familiarising yourself with the five domains of general practice and reading information provided in the FAQs about the CAAKT and SJT and KT questions. The RACGP also hosts webinars to assist applicants in preparing for the CAAKT. Dates for these can be found on the AGPT webinar series webpage.

When candidates are advised they are eligible to sit the CAAKT they will be sent a link to pay the $725 fee and register online.  Whilst completing registration candidates will be asked to select a test centre from the locations available. These are located in capital cities, as well as some other major cities.

The CAAKT will be held on Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 June 2021.

Once your eligibility for the AGPT Program has been confirmed, you will receive an invitation to enrol via email. This will provide you with detailed instructions on how to enrol in the CAAKT.

You will be able to choose one session from a list of appointment times available across the assessment days. As there is limited capacity at each location we encourage you to complete enrolment soon after receiving your invitation to enrol.

You are required to have accepted identification document available for presentation at the assessment centre upon arrival. This identification will be verified and you will be admitted into the waiting area. Please ensure you arrive 1 hour prior to start time of the assessment.

You can find more information on identification requirements on the RACGP website.

If you arrive 15 minutes after your scheduled start time, you will not be able to complete the test and will forfeit your test fee.  We encourage you to arrive at least 1 hour early, anticipating traffic or any unforeseen event.  Admittance is not negotiable after 15 minutes from the start time.  This is to ensure a fair and optimal environment for those candidates who have started, with limited disruptions.