Overview of GP trainingAll GP Registrars currently enrolled in Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) can work towards Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (previously known as FRACGP Grad Dip Rural), Fellowship of the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (FACRRM), or a combination of these qualifications.
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
The AGPT program via this route is normally a 3 year program consisting of:
- 1 year of post-intern hospital training*
- 1 year of supervised GP terms
- 1 year of further GP experience
In their last year of GP experience, GP Registrars sit the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) examination.
Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
The AGPT program via this route is normally a 4 year program consisting of:
- 1 year of core clinical hospital training*
- 2 years primary rural and remote training
- 1 year of advanced specialised training
- Once accepted into the AGPT program, GP Registrars may apply to have previous hospital experience credited towards their training which may reduce the training time requirement by up to 12 months. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning.
Access a diagrammatic representation of how GP Registrars can proceed towards Recognition as a General Practitioner via the AGPT.
Read more about rural and remote medicine training
The decision of which endpoint an individual GP Registrar works towards depends on many factors. GP Registrars are encouraged to visit the websites of the relevant colleges (as a general rule, information on Vocational Training can be found under the Education menu items on the websites):
CSQTC Information Sheet on GP Registrar Choice of Endpoint of Training.