AGPT registrar training handbook

Training placements

General practice training terms

General practice training terms

General practice placements may begin in your second year of general practice training, after you’ve completed your hospital term. Alternatively, you may begin them straight away if your program team assesses you as ready to start training in a general practice. This marks the beginning of your core vocational training.

You must complete three general practice training terms (18 months FTE) as part of your core vocational training requirements. These terms are known as GPT1, GPT2 and GPT3.

While undertaking GPT1, 2, 3 and your extended skills training term, you must have exposure to a diverse range of patient populations and presentations (eg age, gender, socioeconomic status, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds). We also expect you to have exposure to at least two different supervisors and two different general practice management systems, as outlined in the Placement Policy. You should consider this when planning for your general practice training term placements.

For more information about meeting the requirements for diversity of practice, refer to General practice training.

The registrar placement process is designed to create flexibility and choice for both registrars and practices. It takes into consideration:

  • your preferences, training needs and program obligations
  • the primary healthcare needs of communities
  • strengthening quality standards and capabilities of training sites, and equitable access to registrars for practices participating in the training program.

It’s important to undertake placements that expose you to a diverse range of patient presentations in relation to age, gender, socioeconomic status, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. As outlined in the Placement Policy, you’ll be required to train under two different general practice supervisors and two general practice management systems.