The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program is funded by the Australian Government and is the training program for doctors wanting to pursue a career in general practice. Registrars are able to train in accredited training practices across South Australia.
To become a GP in Australia through the AGPT Program, you can train on the:
For those who wish to train and work in rural and remote areas. Both the RACGP and ACRRM offer Rural Pathway training.
Rural Generalist Pathway
For those who wish to train and work in rural and remote areas. Both the RACGP and ACRRM offer Rural Generalist Pathway training.
For those who wish to train and work in metropolitan areas. Only the RACGP offers General Pathway training. Registrars on the General Pathway can still undertake rural placements.
ACRRM’s General Practice Training Program is a 4-year program that results in the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM). All registrars training with ACRRM are automatically training on the Rural Generalist Pathway.
The RACGP’s General Practice Training Program is a 3-year program that results in the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP), with the option of undertaking an additional year of training to obtain a Fellowship of the RACGP Rural Generalist (FRACGP-RG).
Fellowship is awarded after successfully completing all training and assessment requirements, and allows GPs to work unsupervised in general practice, claim A1 Medicare rebates, and be recognised as a Fellow via reciprocal arrangements with New Zealand (ACRRM and RACGP), Canada (ACRRM and RACGP), and Ireland (RACGP only).