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How to apply

Selection into the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is a highly competitive merit-based process and involves a three or four-year full-time commitment depending on your choice of fellowship.

The application process is managed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM). Applicants must decide which fellowship they intend to pursue and apply directly to the relevant college.

Applicants should note that RACGP and ACRRM have different application processes. For details, please visit the individual college websites.

Step 1: Online Application

Visit the college website of your choice and complete an online application form.

Step 2: Eligibility Check

The Department of Health conducts a check on all applicants to see if they meet the eligibility criteria. This information is then forwarded to the colleges.

Step 3: Fee Payment

Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you must pay an application fee for the selection process to your chosen college(s).

Step 4: Selection

Each college has its own selection process. Please visit their websites for more details:

Key dates for 2020

The Department of Health has released the following key dates for the 2020 intake of the AGPT program.

Monday, 25 March 2019 Applications open at 10.00am (AEST)
Monday, 29 April 2019 Applications close on 10.00am (AEST)

Further information
ACRRM:        RACGP:        AGPT: 

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