AGPT Program reforms

From February 2023, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) will administer and deliver the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program.

What will change

From 1 February 2023, the RACGP and the ACRRM will deliver AGPT Program training through their respective college-led training models. Regional training organisations will no longer deliver AGPT program.

From semester one 2023, the National Consistent Payments (NCP) framework will outline the financial support available to eligible registrars, supervisors and practices.

College-led training

College-led training will bring GP training into alignment with other specialist medical colleges which have direct responsibility for their training programs. Under this new model, the RACGP and the ACRRM will select, educate, train, assess and support registrars through to fellowship.

For more information on college-led training, please see:

National Consistent Payments (NCP)

National Consistent Payments (NCP) will restructure the existing payments provided by Regional Training Organisations. The NCP framework outlines which payments will be made to registrars, supervisors and practices involved in GP training.

National Consistent Payments will start from semester one 2023.

In addition to the payments outlined in the framework, the GP colleges (RACGP and ACRRM) will also provide flexible payments. The colleges will manage and administer flexible payments to registrars, supervisors, and practices.

For more information on these reforms, see the AGPT National Consistent Payments.

National Consistent Payments Framework

From Semester one 2023, the National Consistent Payments (NCP) framework will provide support payments to supervisors, practices and registrars on the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program.

GP Workforce planning and prioritisation

GP Workforce Planning and Prioritisation organisations will provide analysis and advice to GP training colleges. This advice will inform the geographic distribution of AGPT registrars.  These requirements will help to address current and future GP workforce needs.

Governance committee

The Transition to College-Led Training Advisory Committee (TCLTAC) provides advice to the Australian Government on the transition of the AGPT program to a college-led model.

Contact

For queries on the transition of the AGPT, please contact your college:

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) – AGPT contact

ACRRM provides Fellowship training, professional development and standards for rural and remote general practitioners.
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Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) – AGPT contact

The RACGP provides Fellowship training, professional development and standards for both urban and rural general practitioners.
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AGPT Program transition contact

Contact for the Australia General Practice Training Program (AGPT) transition to college-led training.
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