Once you’ve accepted your training offer, you’ll need to become a financial member of the RACGP before your first day of training, even if you’re still in hospital training.
You must be a financial member throughout the program, including while you’re sitting Fellowship exams and being admitted to Fellowship.
Once accepted into the AGPT program you’ll receive a membership renewal invoice; you won’t need to complete a membership application form, as we’ll set up your profile using your application information. We expect you to pay this invoice before your first day of training. If we don’t receive payment, you may be suspended or withdrawn from the program. The RACGP Constitution details your rights as an RACGP member.
Maintain financial membership during the AGPT program
We expect you to pay your membership renewal fee within three months of the due date. If we don’t receive payment, you may be suspended or withdrawn from your training program.
It’s important to know that any training you do without a valid RACGP membership won’t count towards your education and training requirements.
You’ll need to be a Registrar Associate member; your program time won’t be recognised under other membership types.
Recognition of training completed during a lapse in membership
On occasions when extenuating and unforeseen circumstances can be demonstrated, the RACGP may consider recognising training activities undertaken while you were not a financial member.
If you believe you’re affected by extenuating and unforeseen circumstances, you may apply for recognition of training completed during a lapse in membership. Send us an email detailing the reasons for not holding membership while on the program.
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information in the subject line:
Application for Recognition of Training – Dr [last name] – RACGP ID number.
Note that any decision is at the RACGP’s discretion.