AGPT registrar training handbook

Training program requirements

General training stream

        1. General training stream

Last revised: 16 Feb 2024

Training location

To ensure workforce distribution, you are required to comply with the training location requirements of the relevant program pathway, as per the Training Program Requirements Policy.

In addition to training location requirements, training location commitments (TLC) are set by each region/subregion where applicable as per the AGPT Training Location Requirements and Commitments Schedule. Not all training regions have additional TLCs in place.

General training stream

Registrars with the general stream are able to work in metropolitan areas, but there are particular training location requirements which must be met.

You must spend 52 weeks of general practice program time in an outer metropolitan, rural or non-capital city location, as determined by regional workforce and training location requirements. 

Alternatively, this requirement can be met in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health training post in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service or other approved Aboriginal Medical Service in an inner metropolitan area.

It’s also possible to do two six-month placements in two different locations to meet this requirement.