The Fellowship (FACRRM and/or FRACGP) towards which the GP Registrar is tracking will determine the length of training time to be completed and the training units to be undertaken. A diagrammatic representation of the two Fellowships in relation to the AGPT can be found on the AGPT website.
GP Registrars tracking to a FACRRM will undertake a 4 year program consisting of:
- 12 months post-intern hospital training - Core Clinical Training Time (CCT)
- 24 months Primary Rural and Remote Training (PRRT)
- 12 months Advanced Specialised Trainingg (AST)
GP Registrars tracking to a FRACGP will undertake a 3 year program consisting of:
- 12 months post-Intern hospital training - Hospital Training Time (H)
- 18 months GP Terms (GPT1, GPT2, GPT3)
- 6 months Extended Skills (ES)
Other training options may be available under both Fellowships:
- GP Registrar tracking towards the FRACGP can also undertake an optional 4th year to complete the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) consisting of:
- 12 months Advanced Skills Training (AST)
- Elective leave to undertake further hospital work
- Parental leave
- Leave from active participation in the AGPT for reasons other than parental or elective leave
For further information and guidelines regarding Leave please see:
For further information on the different training units, please view the following pages:
- GP Terms/Primary Rural and Remote Training in a general practice setting - please refer to the CSQTC web page Arranging GP placements.
- Extended Skills Terms (FRACGP only) - please refer to the CSQTC web page GP Registrars in Extended Skills.
- GP Registrars joining AGPT prior to 2006
- For GP Registrar joining AGPT prior to 2006, this period of training is called Special Skills and is an optional training unit.
- Special Skills cannot be done in general practice.
- GP Registrars who do not undertake Special Skills will undertake further GP terms to complete their training.
- For GP Registrars joining AGPT from 2007, this is a compulsory training unit.
- Please refer to the FAQ page on Extended Skills Training.
- Extended skills terms may be undertaken as:
- a hospital based post
- a community based post
- an academic post
- general practice experience (can only be done once the mandatory 18 months general practice terms have been completed)
- Please refer to the FAQ page on Extended/Special Skills - arranging placements.