AGPT registrar training handbook

Training placements

Placement considerations

Placement considerations

International placement

You must undertake all training within Australia and Australian external territories (ie Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory, Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norfolk Island). We won’t place you in an international placement.

If you’re an Australian Defence Force registrar training on overseas deployment, you can undertake approved extended skills terms overseas. You should contact your training coordinator who can help you seek approval for this to be counted as an approved term. Please refer to Accreditation of placements for ADF registrars for ADF accreditation and placement resources.

Pre-existing personal relationship with practice staff

A pre-existing personal relationship between a registrar and a member of staff at their training site could create a conflict of interest and lead to poor training, particularly if that person were a supervisor, practice manager or practice owner.

General practice placement

If you have any type of close personal relationship with a staff member at the practice where you wish to train, you and the practice must disclose this to us as a potential conflict of interest at the start of the placement process, as detailed in the Conflicts of Interest Guidance.

Registrars are not allowed to apply for a placement at a practice where there is a significant pre-existing relationship with the supervisor, practice owner or practice manager, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

We also discourage you from seeking placement at a practice where you have a significant pre-existing relationship with another staff member (eg practice nurse, administrative staff, other GP).

Extended skills post

If you are seeking an extended skills post at a training site where there is a pre-existing personal relationship, we encourage you, where possible, to consider alternative options. However, if there are extenuating circumstances we may consider and approve the placement.