Welcome to the Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPT). As a registrar of the program you will acquire valuable practical experience in different training locations, including teaching hospitals, rural and urban practices, and specialised medical centres that provide health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from socially disadvantaged groups. You also have the opportunity to acquire experience in extended skills/advanced specialised training, procedural general practice and academic posts.
This webpage provides information about accessing the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), the incentives we offer for training in rural locations, and the opportunities available via speciality training posts.
Registrar Allocation for the 2016 AGPT program are now underway.
Medicare access during training
Registrars are able to access the General Practitioner (GP) items in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for the period, and at the location, of their approved training placements. For this to be achieved documentation defining the placement as an approved placement must be lodged by the registrar via their training provider before taking up a training position. The Application Forms link provides further information on the necessary documentation you need to complete and submit to be eligible for the MBS.
The General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP)
From 1 July 2014, new administrative arrangements were put into place for GPRIP with registrars to be paid under the GP Component.
Queries regarding payments are to be directed to the Department of Human Services on 1800 010 550 or email the GPRIP team the Department of Health.
Registrars in the AGPT program are eligible to apply for various speciality training posts including: