AGPT registrar training handbook


Training program requirements

        1. Training program requirements

Last revised: 16 Feb 2024

Training program requirements

Completion of training is the formal end point of the AGPT program. You should monitor your progress towards completion of training throughout your training journey, together with your program team.

Depending on your training plan, you may be in GPT3 or completing your extended skills term as you approach completion of training. Your program team will work with you to identify any outstanding training requirements. It’s your responsibility to ensure you address these before the end of your program time.

The assessment of completion of training is made up of two parts, the exit interview and the completion of training report.

Completion of training report

Once you’ve satisfactorily completed all program requirements, your program team will collate the completion of training report and have it approved by the regional ME.

The completion of training report records the satisfactory completion of your program requirements.

Education requirements

  • Completion of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health unit in the RACGP Curriculum and syllabus.
  • Completion of all mandatory education activities, including:
    • participation in mandatory workshops
    • completion of required self-directed online learning
    • attendance at 125 hours of educational activities.
  • Completion of the workplace-based assessment program, including five external clinical teaching visits.
  • Attendance at a minimum of two meetings per year with your ME.

Experience requirements

  • Completion of required period of program time. For all registrars this includes a minimum of three years (FTE) specialist general practice vocational training made up of:
    • a minimum of 52 weeks (FTE) at an approved hospital (or equivalent in recognition of prior learning and experience – RPLE)
    • 18 months (FTE) at an accredited general practice under an accredited supervisor (GPT1, 2 and 3)
    • 26 weeks (FTE) of extended skills training at an approved training site.
  • Completion of approved mandatory hospital terms (or an approved alternative):
    • medicine
    • surgery
    • emergency medicine
    • paediatrics.
  • Training experience with at least two different general practice supervisors and with two different general practice management systems.
  • Training experience that involves a diversity of patient presentations in relation to age, gender, socioeconomic status, and cultural and linguistic background.
  • In addition, for rural generalist registrars:
    • 52 weeks of additional rural skills training (ARST)
    • 26 weeks of core emergency medicine training (core EMT).

Examination requirements

You must have passed all Fellowship exams during your period of candidacy.

Basic life support and advanced life support training

  • Completion of basic life support (BLS) training in the 12 months prior to starting GPT1.
  • Completion of BLS training in the 12 months prior to applying for Fellowship. To ensure your BLS training is with an approved course, refer to Basic life support training.
  • Completion of advanced life support (ALS) training within four years prior to applying for Fellowship. To ensure your ALS training is recognised it must:
In addition, rural generalist registrars must complete at least one ALS2-equivalent accredited emergency skills and/or simulation training course within the 24 months prior to commencing, or during, core EMT.

Australian permanent residency  

If you’re a foreign graduate of an accredited medical school and a temporary visa holder (Temporary Skills Shortage [TSS] 422, 482, 485, 820, 491 or 494 visa subclass) you must obtain Australian permanent residency by the completion of training.

You must forward documentation confirming your permanent residency to your program team before completion of training. If permanent residency is not obtained, we may withhold your certificate of completion and if applicable, withdraw you from the program.