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Eligibility

Applicants to the AGPT program must be Australian or New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents and have Medical Registration by the date of entry into the program.

Eligibility criteria are set by the Department of Health. Please review the AGPT Eligibility Guide for more information.

AGPT 2020 selection 457 and 482 visa holder eligibility

AGPT 2020 applicants on 457 or 482 visas who are interested in applying to train with JCU will require a letter of support from JCU to submit along with their AGPT application. If you would like to be considered for a letter of support from JCU, please review the below information sheet first before contacting JCU. Please note that you must have obtained your primary medical qualification in Australia or New Zealand to be considered for a 457/482 letter of support.

Information for 485 visa holders
At present time, 485 visa holders are not eligible to apply to the AGPT program. JCU GP Training has prepared the below information sheet to provide more information on 485 visa holders interested in the AGPT program.

Further information
For full details on eligibility visit the AGPT website.
Download the AGPT Final Intake 2020 Eligibility Guidelines


Australian Defence Force (ADF) doctors

JCU welcomes Australian Defence Force (ADF) doctors to our region. The RAAF, Army, and Navy all have bases within our training region.

Training requirements

ADF doctors are required to meet the same general training requirements as other registrars enrolled in the AGPT program and will be required to undertake a period of full-time civilian general practice training in conjunction with their military training. This training can be undertaken as a composite term of civilian and military posts. Due to the service demands of the ADF, it is recommended that registrars undertake a full-time civilian general practice or primary rural and remote training term during their postgraduate year two.

Transfers

JCU understands that ADF registrars may be deployed or posted outside of our training region at some point during training. AGPT policy allows ADF registrars to transfer between regional training organisations in these circumstances. ADF registrars should discuss their circumstances with JCU as early as possible. 

How to apply

ADF doctors apply to the AGPT program in the same way as non-ADF doctors. Applicants from the ADF should advise JCU of their circumstances during the national selection process and ensure that they select a training provider that matches their posting location.

Further information
Please visit the Department of Defence website.

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