Stage One - application and eligibility check

Applications for entry into the Australian General Practice Training programme commencing in 2017 have 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. 

The training place allocation and shortlist positions table which details the number and location of training places for the 2017 intake are now available:

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

Programme Eligibility

To apply for the AGPT programme you must be eligible in all of 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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