The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is an Australian Government funded initiative which provides training for registrars towards fellowship and gaining specialist (general practitioner) registration.
The AGPT program is three to four years of full-time training offered in urban, regional and rural locations nationally, delivered through regional training providers (RTPs) across Australia.
These RTPs deliver training towards two vocational endpoints recognised by Medicare Australia:

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) 
  • Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)


The Prevocational General Practice Placements program (PGPPP) is managed by General Practice Education and Training Limited (GPET) on behalf of the Australian Government. PGPPP is facililated through training providers and delivered by accredited practices and medical services throughout Australia.
Program objective and aims
The program objective is to provide professional, well supervised and educational general practice placements for junior doctors as part of their training.

The aims are three-fold:

  • Build junior doctors’ confidence, exposure and interest in working in urban, regional, rural and remote areas through supervised general practice placements of varying duration approx 10-13 weeks
  • Increase understanding of the integration between primary and secondary health care by junior doctors
  • Provide an experience that will encourage junior doctors to take up general practice as a career.


The Overseas Trained Doctor National Education and Training (OTDNET) program will provide Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs)* with access to education and training which supports the learning needs of the individual towards gaining general medical registration and/or Specialist (General Practitioner) Registration. In essence, the OTDNET program has been designed to help you to prepare for the relevant Australian Medical Council (AMC) or College exams.

The OTDNET program will offer overseas trained doctors who are working in a general practice environment to participate in general practice education and training by aligning the individual with a regional training provider in their region.

When enrolled in the OTDNET program, the doctor will undertake a learning needs assessment as conducted by the regional training provider who will provide access to a tailored training program. The assessment and tailored training are designed to support the individual towards gaining their general and/or Specialist (General Practitioner) Registration.  
For more information on these programs or to apply, visit the GPET website at