Understanding subsidies and managing payments.

Subsidies and Payments

WAGPET supports the placement of some GP registrars through provision of a training practice subsidy and in-practice teaching payments.

Current rates of payment are outlined in our Training Services Deed that you are required to complete the following via eLearning:

  • weekly in-practice teaching log
  • mid-term assessment reports
  • end of term assessment reports.
Practice support and education payments

Practice support and education payments will be paid via recipient-created tax invoice (RCTI) to the Training Facility’s nominated bank account.

Payments are made upon confirmation of commencement of the registrar/s within the practice. This includes a copy of the registrar’s employment agreement, the AGPT Application for a General Practice Placement Form as well as an email confirmation.

Below is a table of payments available.

  Practice Support Payment
GPT1/PRRT1 registrar

$540 per week full-time

$270 per week part-time
GPT2/PRRT2 registrar

$270 per week full-time

$135 per week part-time
GPT3/PRRT3 registrar No payments available

The practice support payment is paid in a lump sum up-front to the practice upon receipt of the confirmation. This is usually paid in week two of the semester commencement.

In-practice teaching payments are made in five equal instalments over the semester. Practices are required to complete the Monthly Teaching Report and In-Practice Teaching Log via e-Learning to receive teaching payments.

A valid Training Services Deed and Direct Debit Form must be signed and received by WAGPET before any payments are processed.

Monthly activity/practice reports

Practices are required to submit weekly in-practice teaching reports providing the following information on their GP registrar/s:

  • patient numbers
  • types of patients
  • education and in-practice teaching delivered
  • any leave taken.

This information is recorded against the GP registrar’s training record and assists in assessing their progress through the training program. WAGPET is contractually required to report this information to the Department of Health through a national database.

Salary support for Aboriginal Medical Services

Funds are available from the Department of Health and Ageing from the Registrars Training Pool to support the reimbursement of a GP registrar's salary while they are undertaking a training placement at an Aboriginal Medical Service as part of their AGPT program.

WAGPET manages the administration process for the reimbursement of GP Registrar salaries back to the Training Facility who employs GP registrars at an Aboriginal Health Training placement.