Funding for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program
The Australian Government funds the AGPT Program. General practice colleges assess applications and award fellowships. Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) deliver the training. Find out about how we fund and manage the program.
How is the AGPT Program funded?
Australian Government funding for the AGPT Program covers the cost of your training.
You will have to pay your own:
- application fees
- assessment fees
- college membership costs
Who manages the training?
The Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (ACRRM) and Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) manage the training.
The GP college you apply through will assess your application. The Department of Health does not assess applications.
Your college will also award your fellowship if you successfully complete your training.
Regional Training Organisations (RTO) deliver the training. They:
- conduct your entry interviews
- deliver your training in line with college requirements
- organise your placements in their accredited facilities
- offer support and advice on training programs and requirements
- work with you to plan your learning
- help you identify, review and meet your goals
An experienced GP will supervise your training during placements. Learn more about GP supervisors from the college of your choice.
How do we govern the program?
We have policies to support every part of the AGPT Program. You must follow these policies throughout your training.
We know that circumstances can change. Our policies tell you when we can be flexible so you can finish your training.
Who works with us on the program?
As well as the GP colleges and RTOs, other groups with an interest in the AGPT Program include:
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency — implements the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme
- Australian Medical Association — promotes the professional needs of doctors
- Australian Medical Council — makes sure medical education, training and assessment promote and protect the health of Australians
- General Practice Registrars Australia — supports GP registrars in Australia
- GP Supervisors Australia — GP supervisors help registrars through their training
- Rural Doctors Association of Australia — many AGPT participants will work in rural areas
Find out how to apply for the AGPT Program.