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How to apply

Selection into the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is a highly competitive merit-based process and involves a three or four-year full-time commitment depending on your choice of fellowship.

AGPT 2021 applications open 10am AEDT on Monday 23 March 2020 and close at 10am AEST on Monday 27 April 2020. Stay up to date and register your interest with ACCRM and RACGP.

The application process is managed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM). Applicants must decide which fellowship they intend to pursue and apply directly to the relevant college.

Applicants should note that RACGP and ACRRM have different application processes. For details, please visit the individual college websites.

Step 1: Online Application

Visit the college website of your choice and complete an online application form.

Step 2: Eligibility Check

The Department of Health conducts a check on all applicants to see if they meet the eligibility criteria. This information is then forwarded to the colleges.

Step 3: Fee Payment

Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you must pay an application fee for the selection process to your chosen college(s).

Step 4: Selection

Each college has its own selection process. Please visit their websites for more details:

Key dates for AGPT 2021 Selection

Key dates for the first 2021 intake of the AGPT program are listed below. For more details visit the AGPT, RACGP or ACRRM websites.

Monday 23 March 2020 Applications Open at 10am (AEDT)
Monday 27 April 2020 Applications Close at 10am (AEST)
Monday 9 July to Sunday 19 July 2020 1st Intake Selection interviews (ACRRM) - JCU venues and dates TBC
Saturday 25 July to Sunday 2 August 2020 1st Intake Selection interviews (RACGP) - JCU venues and dates TBC
Monday 3 August to Wednesday 5 August 2020 JCU ACRRM and RACGP Training Offers distributed to successful candidates
Monday 10 August 2020 ACRRM offer acceptances due to JCU
Thursday 13 August 2020 RACGP offer acceptances due to JCU

Further information
ACRRM:        RACGP:        AGPT: 

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