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Applications have now closed for entry into the 2017 AGPT programme

For detailed information about the AGPT programme and the application and selection process, visit the 'New Applicants' page (under the 'Junior Doctors' tab) of this website and download the 2017 AGPT Applicant Guide. 

Streamlined Medicare provider number application process for GP Registrars

The Department of Health and the Department of Human Services – Medicare (DHS) have made changes to the Medicare provider number application process for most GP registrars under the AGPT programme. These changes were introduced on Monday, 16 November 2015 with the aim of reducing waiting times for provider numbers. 

This streamlined Medicare provider number application process is supported by a revised Request for GP Registrar Placement Form that will also serve as the Medicare provider number application for the GP registrar under AGPT. 

The following document provides registrars with information about the Medicare provider number application process and completing request for GP registrar placements.

- Advice for Completing Requests for the GP Registrar Placements (PDF 528.1KB)

- Advice for Completing Requests for the GP Registrar Placements (DOCX 546.5KB)

If you have enquiries about these changes, please contact the Access Policy Section of the Department of Health by emailing: agptmpnapplications@health.gov.au


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Academic post applications now open!

AGPT registrars interested in undertaking salaried research and teaching in conjunction with a general practice placement are encouraged to apply for an academic post. Applications for academic posts commencing in January/February 2017 are open until 11 pm AEST Sunday 17 July 2016. For more information and to apply, visit the ‘Training Posts’ page of this website (under the ‘GP registrars’ tab).


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