AGPT registrar training handbook

Withdrawal and re-entry

Involuntary withdrawal

      1. Involuntary withdrawal

Last revised: 16 Feb 2024

Involuntary withdrawal

In some circumstances, we may determine that you should be withdrawn from the training program. If we intend to withdraw you, we’ll advise you in writing before you’re withdrawn and offer case management support throughout the process.

We may withdraw you for the following reasons, as per the Withdrawal Policy:

  • Clinical competence – You have not met and maintained an appropriate level of clinical competence at each milestone of training, as assessed by your local and regional teams.
  • Capacity – You are unable to continue your training program because:
    • you’re unable to maintain appropriate AHPRA general registration throughout the program
    • addenda have been added to your medical registration which restrict your ability to continue in the program.
  • Compliance – You need to comply with the education and training requirements of the training program. If you don’t comply, you may be withdrawn from the program. For example:
    • if you don’t comply with and complete the requirements of an approved remediation term
    • if you don’t respond to correspondence from any RACGP staff member about your enrolment in the program
    • if you can’t meet your program time requirements
    • if you’re not able to meet the required standards to enable to you to be admitted to Fellowship and obtain registration as a specialist GP
    • if you defer commencement of training for more than 52 calendar weeks
    • if you don’t maintain financial membership of the RACGP throughout training
    • if you’re on an accepted temporary Australian visa but don’t obtain permanent residency or citizenship of Australia or New Zealand prior to completion of training.

A decision to withdraw you from the program can be disputed as per the Dispute, Reconsideration and Appeals Policy. You must lodge a dispute within 20 business days of the date of withdrawal or the date of receiving the notification. If no dispute is raised, we will proceed with the withdrawal process.

You can’t be reinstated on the program unless the decision to withdraw you has been overturned through the processes in the Dispute, Reconsideration and Appeals Policy.


If you’re involuntarily withdrawn from the training program, we may set certain conditions about if and when you can re-apply to join the AGPT program. These conditions will be outlined to you as part of the withdrawal process.

If we determine you can re-apply to the program, you may need to satisfactorily complete remedial activities relating to the reason for your withdrawal.

There may also be some circumstances where you can’t reapply to the AGPT program, for example, if the reason for withdrawal can’t be resolved through remedial activities.