About the AGPT program

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is an Australian Government 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 across 11 training regions in Australia.

There are nine training organisations who occupy these regions who 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)

Regional training organisations also deliver training towards the RACGP’s Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

To find out how to apply to the AGPT program go to New Applicants

Dr Shumaila

"I would definitely recommend training to others. It is a unique pathway with regards to the scope you have for future practice. As well as being able to service the entire population and follow them through their life stages, you can select areas of your own interest and devote time to practicing what you love- for example, having a skin clinic, servicing nursing homes, or even working for government and advocacy groups."
Dr Shumaila Panhwar, AGPT Registrar (pictured above)