Second intake applications for the 2018 AGPT Program are now closed

You’ve decided to be a better doctor and apply with ACRRM for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program.

Step 1. Complete the eligibility check at the AGPT website

Applications close 10am (AEDT) 13 October 2017

Step 2. Complete your ACRRM Written Submission

Applications close 5pm (AEST) 13 October 2017

Step 3. Pay $700 application fee

(you will receive an invoice on submission of your application)

Step 4. Participate in a Multi-Mini Interview (MMI)

(please note interstate travel may be required)

Need help with your application?

If you have questions or need help with any part of your application, please contact our AGPT helpdesk on 1800 223 226 or AGPT@acrrm.org.au.

Are your experiencing technical difficulties?

For the AGPT website and forms, please call 1800 372 478 or email AGPTEligibility@health.gov.au.

For the ACRRM website and forms call 1800 223 226 or email agpt@acrrm.org.au.

Training Regions

It is strongly advised that candidates review the relevant policies attached to each RTO with regards to AGPT training. Click on the region for further information.

Training positions are available in the following locations:

Region ACRRM only vacancies Potential for Dual fellowship training? MMI
Eastern Victoria 2 Yes Saturday, 4 November
Brisbane, QLD
Western Victoria 4 Yes Saturday, 4 November
Brisbane, QLD
Lower Eastern NSW 1
South Eastern NSW
subregion
Yes Saturday, 4 November
Brisbane, QLD
North Eastern NSW 1
North Coast
subregion
Yes Saturday, 4 November
Brisbane, QLD
Western NSW 1
Murrumbidgee and ACT
subregion
Yes Saturday, 4 November
Brisbane, QLD
North Western QLD 32 Yes Sunday, 5 November
Cairns, QLD
South Eastern QLD 11 Yes Saturday, 4 November
Brisbane, QLD
Northern Territory 8 Yes Friday, 3 November
Adelaide, SA
South Australia 8 Yes Friday, 3 November
Adelaide, SA
Tasmania 0 Yes Saturday, 4 November
Brisbane, QLD
Western Australia 1 Yes Friday, 3 November
Adelaide, SA

Timeline for Applications

Date Component
26 September AGPT eligibility applications open (10am AEST)
ACRRM written submissions open (10am AEST)
13 October AGPT eligibility applications close (10am AEDT)
ACRRM written submissions close (5pm AEST)
3 - 20 October ACRRM application fee due (7 days after invoice issued)
20 October Referee reports due
20 October Eligibility check completed. Candidates notified on or prior to this date
24 - 26 October Eligible candidates are notified of their Multi Mini Interview date, time and location (please note interstate travel may be required)
3 - 9 November MMIs held. Locations to be advised
13 - 24 November RTOs notify candidates of application result
15 December Successful AGPT 2nd intake candidates to complete ACRRM membership

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What if I miss out on an interview or do not get offered a place in round one of the process? [more]
    A: Additional rounds may be offered on an as needs basis.
  • Q: Can I change my RTO preferences now that I have applied? [more]
    A: You will need to contact AGPT on 1800 DR AGPT or email AGPTeligibility@health.gov.au to discuss preference changes.
  • Q: Can I transfer between RTOs during my training? [more]
    A: There is currently no option to transfer between regions once you are on your training program. For further clarification on your options, contact the RTOs involved to discuss your situation. For more information, please refer to the AGPT Policies on the AGPT website.
  • Q: How much of my training can I claim with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on the AGPT Program? [more]
    A: Registrars can potentially claim up to 24 months RPL on the AGPT Program through their RTO. A maximum of 12 months for Primary Rural and Remote training (PRRT) can be awarded, with the remaining 12 months in Core Clinical Training or Advanced Specialised Training. Contact the ACRRM Training team for further information on 1800 223 226 or via AGPT@acrrm.org.au.
  • Q: Can I attend the interview with the RTO via facetime or webinar? [more]
    A: No - you must attend the interview in person. If you have exceptional circumstances as to why this will be impossible for you, please contact our team on 07 3105 8213 or email AGPT@acrrm.org.au immediately.
  • Q: My referee hasn’t received the email to complete or confirm their referee check. How can I get the email resent? [more]
    A: This section of the application process is handled directly by the Department of Health. Please call 1800 DR AGPT or email AGPTeligibility@health.gov.au if you need assistance.
  • Q: I missed the deadline. When can I apply for AGPT? [more]
    A: There may be a second round of applications for the 2018 intake. Please email our team on AGPT@acrrm.org.au with your details so that we can let you know if a second round is approved. If this does not occur, you will need to apply for the 2019 intake, which will open in early 2018.
  • Q: What are the College's selection criteria for the AGPT application? [more]
    A:
    1. Demonstrated commitment to a career as a specialist general practitioner working in rural or remote Australia
    2. Demonstrated capacity and motivation to acquire abilities, skills and knowledge in the ACRRM domains of practice
    3. Demonstrated connection with rural communities
    4. Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of rural and remote communities through an extended scope of practice
    5. Possession of the personal characteristics associated with a successful career in rural or remote practice
  • Q: My work schedule doesn't fit with the time listed for MMIs at my preferred location. Can I reschedule? [more]
    A: Please contact us on agpt@acrrm.org.au or phone 1800 223 226 to discuss your individual circumstances.
  • Q: What is the RTO candidate interview? [more]
    A: In the second intake, RTOs have the option to interview candidates after the MMI to determine their suitability for their region. This may occur if an RTO has no representation on the MMI panel.
  • Q: I have accepted a 2018 AGPT place with the RACGP - can I still apply in the second intake with ACRRM to undertake a dual pathway? [more]
    A: Dual fellowship training is available on the rural pathway only. If you did not apply for ACRRM in the 2018 AGPT Program first intake, you are eligible to apply for ACRRM training in the same region you have accepted an RACGP rural training place.