Medical Training Review Panel: sixteenth report

General Practice

Page last updated: 09 April 2013

General practitioners’ training under the AGPT Program is provided through 20 Regional Training Providers (RTPs). Data from these are presented in Table 4.33. Of these, 1,010 or 30.5% were in their first year of a three or four year full time program.

Almost two-thirds (65.1%) of all general practice trainees were female.

Table 4.33: General practice trainees: Registrars, first-year registrars and female registrars by state/territory and training consortium, 2012

(a) Registrars who transferred during 2012 will be counted against each regional training provider but only once in the total.
(b) Formerly Greater Green Triangle GP Education & Training
(c) Formerly getGP Ltd

Source: GPET

Regional training providerRegistrarsProportion registrars (%)First-year registrarsFemale registrarsProportion female (%)
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
CoastCityCountry Training Inc
245
22.0
71
158
64.5
Beyond Medical Education (NSW)
99
8.9
25
62
62.6
General Practice Training - Valley to Coast
173
15.5
52
119
68.8
North Coast NSW General Practice Training Ltd
113
10.1
41
74
65.5
GP Synergy
350
31.4
113
230
65.7
WentWest Ltd
138
12.4
41
99
71.7
Total NSW and ACT(a)
1,114
343
739
66.3
Victoria
Bogong Regional Training Network
89
12.1
28
47
52.8
Southern GP Training West(b)
78
10.6
25
43
55.1
Beyond Medical Education (VIC)
123
16.8
45
77
62.6
Victorian Metropolitan Alliance
342
46.6
99
244
71.3
Southern GP Training East(c)
102
13.9
38
56
54.9
Total Victoria
734
235
467
63.6
Queensland
Central and Southern Qld Training Consortium
357
51.8
125
242
67.8
Queensland Rural Medical Education
166
24.1
51
87
52.4
Tropical Medical Training
172
25.0
51
105
61.0
Total Queensland(a)
689
225
430
62.4
South Australia
Adelaide to Outback Training Program
178
60.3
39
110
61.8
Sturt-Fleurieu General Practice Education and Training
117
39.7
39
73
62.4
Total South Australia
295
78
183
62.0
Western Australia
WAGPET Ltd
288
100.0
79
205
71.2
Total Western Australia
288
79
205
71.2
Tasmania
General Practice Training Tasmania
108
100.0
29
75
69.4
Total Tasmania
108
29
75
69.4
Northern Territory
Northern Territory General Practice Education Ltd
86
100.0
21
59
68.6
Total Northern Territory
86
21
59
68.6
Australia(a)
3,314
1,010
2,158
65.1

Rural Pathway

In 2012, there were 1,594 trainees completing general practice training through the rural pathway.

The proportion training through this pathway was slightly higher in Queensland (than the relative proportion of the population) and slightly less in Western Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (Table 4.34).

Table 4.34: General practice rural pathway trainees by state/territory, 2012

(a) Registrars who transferred during 2012 will be counted against each regional training provider but only once in the total.

Source: GPET

NSW/ACTVicQldSAWATasNTAust
Number
424
376
393
147
129
81
59
(a)1,594
Proportion of total (%)
26.6
23.6
24.7
9.2
8.1
5.1
3.7
100.0