2018 AGPT Applications - the next step

About Multi Mini Interviews

MMIs are short interviews in which you have two minutes of pre-reading and eight minutes to respond. Whilst the details of the MMI questions will not be known to you until the day of session, you can prepare for MMIs by reading the selection criteria and relating your experiences to the key elements of the selection criteria. Questions will be designed to allow you to display your ability to think logically about a topic and communicate your response and ideas effectively.

Thanks to everyone who applied for the 2018 AGPT Program with ACRRM.

The next step in your application is the marking of the written submission. This step will be completed over the next 10 working days. Once written submissions are marked, scores will be added to your referee report scores and RTOs notified that you can now be considered for the final stage: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). Interviews will be held at the RTO office of your first preference choice.

You will be notified of the scheduled time and location of your MMI session by the RTO. MMIs will be in the format of eight stations. Some RTOs may also require a separate individual interview and a short survey. You will be notified by the RTO if this is the case.

Please check the dates and locations below to ensure that you are available for the date in your region of first preference.


Dates and Locations for MMI Meetings for ACRRM AGPT Selection

State RTO Date Location
New South Wales GP Synergy - North Eastern NSW, Lower Easter NSW, Western NSW Saturday
5 August 2017
Level 2
36-42 Chippen St
NSW 2008
Northern Territory Northern Territory General Practice Education Tuesday
22 August 2017
Level 3
Building 1
Yellow Precinct
Charles Darwin University
Ellengowan Drive
Casuarina 0810
Queensland Generalist Medical Training Saturday
5 August 2017
JCU Cairns Campus
Building D1
14-88 McGregor Rd
Smithfield 4878
Queensland General Practice Training Queensland Saturday
12 August 2017
Toowoomba 4350
South Australia GPEx Thursday
10 August 2017
132 Greenhill Rd
Unley. 5061
Tasmania General Practice Training Tasmania Thursday
10 August 2017
Level 3
RACT House
179 Murray Street
Hobart 7000
Victoria Murray City Country Coast GP Training Saturday
5 August 2017
Bendigo Primary Care Centre
123 Arnold Street
Bendigo 3550
Victoria Eastern Victoria GP Training Sunday
20 August 2017
Northways Road
Churchill 3842
Western Australia WAGPET Monday
21 August 2017
Suite 12, Level 1
16 Brodie Hall Drive
Technology Park
Bentley 6102

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]
    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.