Medical Training Review Panel: fourteenth report

General Practice Education and Training Limited

Page last updated: 11 March 2011

General Practice Education and Training (GPET) Limited manages the administration of the Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPT) on behalf of the Australian Government. GPET is an independent company established in 2001 by the Minister for Health and Ageing to fund and oversee vocational general practice training throughout Australia. The AGPT program is delivered in accordance with the curricula and training standards of the RACGP and/or ACRRM.

The AGPT program offers postgraduate doctors a range of options for urban and rural vocational training, provided through regional training providers (RTPs) throughout Australia.

The RTPs deliver training that on successful completion leads towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and/or Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM). The completion of the college assessment requirements marks the end point of training and is required for vocational registration under Medicare.

The AGPT program consists of a General Pathway and a Rural Pathway. Registrars on the General Pathway are required to undertake a mandatory 12-month placement in a rural, outer metropolitan, Indigenous Health training post, and/or non-capital city ASGC Remoteness Area 1 location as part of their training. Registrars on the Rural Pathway undertake the majority of their training in ASGC Remoteness Area 2-5 locations.

Training Program

The AGPT Program is a three or four-year full-time equivalent program for trainees. Both colleges have vocational training programs – each with different requirements. Additional information about vocational training requirements can be found on the relevant college websites. Some comparative information can be found in the current GP Registrar’s Guide available from the GPET website.

Trainee Selection

Refer to the Applicant Guide provided on GPET’s website for further details.

Trainee (Fellowship) Assessment

Refer to the RACGP and ACRRM websites.

Accreditation

Pursuant to RACGP and ACRRM standards.

Further Information

www.agpt.com.au