General Information

The Department of Health is committed to improving access to primary health care for all Australians. In response to COAG's 'Closing the Gap' on the health disadvantage between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, the Department of Health through the AGPT program is making a significant contribution through national and regional initiatives that aim to increase the number of registrars training in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

The AGPT program's Framework for general practice training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health provides a best practice strategic approach to not only increase the numbers of registrars, but also the quality of the comprehensive primary health care experience and training provided to registrars.

Central to the department's approach to quality registrar training in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and its commitment to 'Closing the Gap', its strong partnerships with:

  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
  • Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA)
  • AGPT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Educators and Cultural Mentors Network
  • General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) and 
  • Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network (IGPRN) and training providers.

For queries contact the GP Education Training Policy team