The application process for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is through the college/s that you wish to achieve fellowship with.

Application and Selection Process

Applications for the 2018 AGPT program are now closed.

Applications for the AGPT program are open from April to May each year to start training the following January. Interns are eligible to apply and start the first year of the PGY2 program.

Applications are made through the college/s that you wish to achieve fellowship with:

Click here for an overview of the 2018 AGPT Application Process for both colleges.

Your application information will be used to assess your eligibility for the AGPT program. This eligibility check will be undertaken by the Department of Health. If eligible, you will then be able to undertake your chosen college/s entrance assessments.


In order to be eligible to apply for the AGPT program, you must have:

  • General Registration with AHPRA, or be eligible to be granted it by the time you are due to commence the training program
  • Australia/New Zealand citizenship/permanent residency, or be granted your permanent residency by close of applications.

For more information, please refer to the AGPT website.

Which College should I choose?

Each College fellowship leads to vocational registration as a specialist general practitioner. This qualification enables you to work as a general practitioner anywhere in Australia.

Deciding which fellowship to undertake is a personal decision. The Department of Health recommends that doctors who consider applying for the AGPT program contact both colleges, as well as the regional training organisation in their preferred training region, to discuss options and determine the best fit for their career.

When can I apply for the AGPT program?

You can apply for the AGPT Program as early as your intern year (also called postgraduate year one or 'PGY1'), to begin training the following year.

Important information:

Being accepted into the AGPT program does not guarantee a GP term placement in the year of commencement due to limited availability of placements. Please refer to the WAGPET GP Registrar Policy Handbook.

How do I know if I am eligible to apply?

To assess your eligibility to join the AGPT Program, check the Eligibility Guide available on the AGPT website.

The AGPT program welcomes applicants who trained overseas, or were born overseas and trained at an Australian medical school. You will need to check if you are subject to Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

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