Stage One - application and eligibility check

Applications for entry into the second intake for the Australian General Practice Training programme are now closed.

Detailed information regarding stage one of the application and selection process can be found on pages 20-64 of the 

2017 AGPT Applicant Guide (PDF 4.6MB)
2017 AGPT Applicant Guide (DOCX 10.7MB)

The 2017 AGPT Handbook is now available to download - this publication is for doctors considering applying for entry into AGPT programme commencing in 2017, it provides an overview of the programme, the organisations involved in training, and the application and selection process. 

2017 AGPT Second Intake

A second intake for new and existing applicants will be open
10am AEST 27 September 2016 to 10am AEDT 11 October 2016.

Stage One

Stage one of the application and selection process requires applicants to submit an online application, including supporting documents and selection of up to four training regions, during the application period. The Department of Health then confirms each applicant’s eligibility to determine if they can proceed to the next stage. 

Applicants who have applied for the AGPT program in previous years must register again as an applicant for entry into the AGPT program in 2017. Depending on what year they previously applied, some aspects of the online application form may be able to be pre filled. All relevant supporting documents will need to be uploaded to the online application prior to submission. 

Applicants who apply and are successful in obtaining a training place in the second intake must commence training in January/ February 2017, for start dates see Key dates.

There are a limited number of training places available in the second intake.  A full distribution is available below:

Please note training positions are only available in the following locations/pathways: 

Applicants will not be considered for training locations that are not listed above

Existing eligible applicants who applied for entry into the AGPT program commencing in 2017 and were unsuccessful in the first intake will be given an opportunity to nominate new training region preferences for shortlisting. Further information is available in Stage Three - RTO placement assessments and a summary will be emailed to all existing applicants.

Existing applicants will not be able to re-sit the national assessments.
Eligible applicants who were shortlisted in the first intake and were not successful are unable to re-nominate the same training region and pathway.
Applicants can nominate the other pathway within the region should they wish.

For more information regarding the second intake, please refer to the below documents:

For questions regarding the second intake or the AGPT Selection process, please contact 1800 DR AGPT (1800 37 2478) or send an email to 

Programme Eligiblity

To apply for the AGPT programme you must be eligible in all the following components:

  • Permanent residency/citizenship
  • Medical qualifications
  • Medical registration
  • Training programme registration

Programme Eligibility Guide 2017- Applicants can use this guide to self-assess their eligibility for entry into the AGPT programme in 2017.

Further eligibility requirements:

Applicants who are overseas trained and who currently reside on a 457 visa or an 820 visa must hold Australian or New Zealand permanent residency or citizenship prior to the close of applications (10am AEST 9 May 2016).

Pathway Eligibility

AGPT applicants elect to train on either a rural or general pathway. These pathways determine the area where you will train, not the content of your training. Some overseas-trained doctors (OTDs) and foreign graduates of accredited medical schools (FGAMS) affected by section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the 10-year moratorium) may be required to apply for the rural pathway as they are ineligible for the general pathway.

Pathway Eligibility Guide 2017 - Applicants can use this guide to self-assess their eligibility for the general or rural pathway. 

For a full list of application and eligibility requirements read pages 21-23 of the
2017 AGPT Applicant Guide. (PDF 4.6MB)

2017 AGPT Applicant Guide (DOCX 10.7MB)

General medical registration with conditions and/or undertakings

If an applicant has or is anticipating having conditions and/or undertakings on their medical registration at the commencement of the 2017 AGPT programme training year (6 February 2017), they must:

  • Declare this in their AGPT application 
  • Provide relevant documents from the Medical Board of Australia (listed on AHPRA).
Additional entry requirements may apply to the applicant if there are any conditions and/or undertakings attached to their medical registration which are due to health or disciplinary reasons. 

Applicants are encouraged to refer to and ensure they understand the guidelines for the assessment of applicants with conditions and/or undertakings attached to their general registration when applying for the AGPT programme. Please refer to the links below:  

Statutory declaration templates

Statutory Declaration - 2017 AGPT Name Change 

Statutory Declaration - 2017 AGPT Other Training Programme

Statutory Declaration - 2017 AGPT OTDNET applicant

Statutory Declaration - FGAMS 457 Visa Holder Temporary Residence 

Authorised Representative Form  

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