GP Training Pathways
R-L Practice Manager Sandy Jachman, Dr Sarah Nolan GP Registrar and Jill Lange Assistant Practice Manager at Loxton Medical Clinic, Riverland SA
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is funded by the Australian Government to facilitate the development of skilled GPs.
The program involves three or four years of full-time vocational training in urban, rural and/or remote locations and is delivered via Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) such as GPEx.
GPEx is one of nine RTOs which operate in Australia in conjunction with the Department of Health (DoH) and colleges to deliver the AGPT program. We are the sole provider of GP training in South Australia.
The AGPT program is delivered according to the curricula set by the two specialty General Practice colleges in Australia:
- Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Registrars have the option to train towards a Fellowship with the ACRRM, the RACGP, or both. Fellowship is awarded after successfully completing all the training and assessment requirements.
Through GPEx, training pathways are available to doctors on 457 and TSS 482, 491 and 494 visas. Further information can be found here.
You can choose to train towards:
- Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM), and/or
- Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), with or without the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).
- Fellowships allow GPs to:
Work unsupervised in general practice
- Claim A1 Medicare rebates
- Be recognised as a Fellow via reciprocal arrangements with New Zealand (ACRRM and RACGP), Canada (ACRRM and RACGP) and Ireland (RACGP only).
GPEx provides training pathways for registrars interested in Rural Generalist (RG) Training. Read More
Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) is a four-year training program. Read More