Transition to College-Led Training Advisory Committee

The Transition to College-Led Training Advisory Committee (TCLTAC) provides advice to the Australian Government on the development and implementation of reforms to the delivery of general practice training as part of the transition to a College-led training model.


The role of the Transition to College-Led Training Advisory Committee (TCLTAC) is to:

  • Provide advice to the Australian Government on the transition of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program to a 'College-led model'. Areas of consideration will include:
    • ensuring the continuation of high quality training
    • supervisor and practice support arrangements, systems and models
    • building the attractiveness of GP training to current and prospective future registrars.
  • Provide advice on options to maintain continuity for registrars currently training in the AGPT, and ensure transition is as seamless as possible.
  • Provide advice on implementation arrangements, timelines and any identified risks.
  • Provide advice on the development of an evaluation framework for Australian Government supported GP training programs.




Professor Ruth Stewart (Co-Chair)

National Rural Health Commissioner

Professor Michael Kidd AM (Co-Chair)

Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor

Dr Sarah Chalmers

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine 

Dr Karen Price

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Dr Antony Bolton

General Practice Registrars Australia

Dr Nicole Higgins

General Practice Supervisors Australia

Ms Kathie Sadler

Regional Training Organisation Network

Dr Ben Dodds

Rural Doctors Association of Australia

Dr Michael Hand

Australian Medical Association

Dr Josephine Guyer

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association

Mr Matthew Williams

Department of Health


The TCLTAC will meet monthly via videoconference. The group will be established for an initial period of 18 months, until April 2022.


Related committees

The long-standing General Practice Training Advisory Committee (GPTAC) will continue to provide advice on GP training issues, and will also provide a forum to test the models developed by the TCLTAC with the wider GP training stakeholder group.

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