General Practice

A General Practitioner (GP) is the first point of contact in matters of personal health. GPs take a patient-centred approach, and often provide continuity of care across a patient’s lifetime. They are responsible for coordinating patient care and engaging with other healthcare professionals according to patient needs.
Minimum Time to Completion: 4 years

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • Australian/New Zealand citizenship OR Australian permanent residency
  • A qualification to practise medicine in Australia or New Zealand

For the latest eligibility criteria, please refer here.

Application Process

Stage 1: Application and Eligibility

  • Complete an online application form by accessing AGPT
  • Includes providing supporting documentation and referee details

Stage 2: National assessment

  • Sit the Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) comprising Knowledge Test questions and Situational Judgement Test questions

Stage 3: Interview and offers

  • Attend an interview with a regional training organisation (RTO) in accord with their CAAKT ranking, training preferences (both region and pathway) and the number of training places available

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time comprising:

  • 12 months hospital training time.
  • 24 months in an accredited general practice training post under an accredited supervisor
    • 3 x 6 month terms in general practice
    • 6 months in approved extended skills training. Sit the RACGP Fellowship Examination which consist of the AKT, KFP and OSCE

Note that there is an option to undertake a 4th year of training in advanced rural skills training to specialise in rural general practice (FARGP).

Rotations that must be undertaken before the second year of the AGPT program in hospital rotations include:

  • 10 weeks in General Medicine (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in General Surgery (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Three rotations of choice relevant to general practice

Elective rotations include Anaesthetics, Dermatology, ENT, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Obstetric and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Prevocational General Practice, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Urology, and a second rotation in Emergency Medicine or General Medicine.

Annual Fee:

AUD $474

Exam Fee:

Applied Knowledge Test (AKT): AUD $2,330
Key Feature Problem (KFP): AUD $2,330
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): AUD $4,770

Application Fee:

AUD $725

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY2

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years

General Progression

Note that this represents one of the quickest routes to specialty training, and may not reflect additional HMO or unaccredited years of training.
Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Commence General Practice Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
Last Updated: May 25, 2022
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

General Practice

A General Practitioner (GP) is the first point of contact in matters of personal health. GPs take a patient-centred approach, and often provide continuity of care across a patient’s lifetime. They are responsible for coordinating patient care and engaging with other healthcare professionals according to patient needs.
Minimum Time to Completion: 4 years

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must have:

  • Australian/New Zealand citizenship OR Australian permanent residency
  • A qualification to practise medicine in Australia or New Zealand

For the latest eligibility criteria, please refer here.

Application Process

Stage 1: Application and Eligibility

  • Complete an online application form by accessing AGPT
  • Includes providing supporting documentation and referee details

Stage 2: National assessment

  • Sit the Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) comprising Knowledge Test questions and Situational Judgement Test questions

Stage 3: Interview and offers

  • Attend an interview with a regional training organisation (RTO) in accord with their CAAKT ranking, training preferences (both region and pathway) and the number of training places available

Program Structure

Trainees undergo 36 months of certified training time comprising:

  • 12 months hospital training time.
  • 24 months in an accredited general practice training post under an accredited supervisor
    • 3 x 6 month terms in general practice
    • 6 months in approved extended skills training. Sit the RACGP Fellowship Examination which consist of the AKT, KFP and OSCE

Note that there is an option to undertake a 4th year of training in advanced rural skills training to specialise in rural general practice (FARGP).

Rotations that must be undertaken before the second year of the AGPT program in hospital rotations include:

  • 10 weeks in General Medicine (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in General Surgery (usually achieved in internship)
  • 10 weeks in Emergency Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Three rotations of choice relevant to general practice

Elective rotations include Anaesthetics, Dermatology, ENT, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Obstetric and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Prevocational General Practice, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Urology, and a second rotation in Emergency Medicine or General Medicine.

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $474

Exam Fee:

Applied Knowledge Test (AKT): AUD $2,330
Key Feature Problem (KFP): AUD $2,330
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): AUD $4,770

Application Fee:

AUD $725

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY2

Training Duration (minimum)

3 years

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Commence General Practice Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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