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How do I apply to the AGPT program?


2022 AGPT applications open 22 March - 20 April 2021

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is an Australian Government-funded vocational training program for doctors who want to specialise as general practitioners.

NTGPE supports trainee doctors as they complete their training at hospitals, urban practices and rural and remote clinics located across the Territory. Our team of experienced and highly skilled medical educators and supervisors are experts in their field and will provide the mentorship and guidance you need to succeed in your GP training.

Our training program meets the requirements of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RAGCP) curricula and provides real-world training through our focus on local and national health priority areas.

By training in the NT, your opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others is magnified through the broad scope of training experiences in rural and remote health delivery, Indigenous health, tropical medicine and mainstream medicine.

Applicants apply for a training place through their preferred college.


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Application process

Step one: application and eligibility
Apply for a training place in the AGPT program at your preferred college’s website (ACRRM or RACGP) listing NTGPE as your preferred regional training organisation (RTO) to train in the NT. The Commonwealth Department of Health will then assess your eligibility for the AGPT program. For more information about eligibility for the AGPT program, visit AGPT.

Visit ACRRM    Visit RACGP

Step two: college assessment
Depending on your chosen college, you will be required to pass an assessment in order to confirm you have the skills, knowledge and attributes required for a successful career as a GP.

Step three: fee payment
You will be required to pay an application fee to your chosen college before your application can be assessed. Payment of the application fee does not guarantee your acceptance into the program.

Step four: interview
Candidates may be invited to interview with an RTO in accord with their assessment outcome, training pathway and regional preference.

Step five: offers
If you are successful in receiving an offer for a place in the program, you will be required to respond in writing within seven days. If you do not receive an offer in the first round, you may be offered a position in another region or round of offers. If you are unsuccessful, you will be notified.

Step six: placement selection
After accepting your offer, your allocated RTO will send you information about how to apply for your chosen placement.


Eligibility depends of three factors: citizenship, primary medical qualifications and medical registrations.

Find the eligibility guides for each college linked below.


Application costs

Once the Department of Health deems you eligible to apply, you’ll be charged an application fee. Fees for the 2020 intake were $725 for RACGP and $700 for ACRRM. Paying the application fees will not guarantee you a place in the program.

College processes

Both colleges have an application fee and check referees. The website of your chosen college will give you the information you need about the application process.

Both colleges do require applicants to attend an interview at the regional training organisation in the location they choose to train. For example if you choose NTGPE your college interview will be held in Darwin.

Both colleges do have different methods for assessing eligibility however. To find out what the colleges' requirements are, head to their websites.


Find out more about the AGPT program

"You see a lot of interesting patients and tropical diseases; some a lot of doctors aren’t used to seeing, and some that aren’t even mentioned in medical books”
"Working in remote parts of the NT, you quickly grow your professional resilience and ability to work independently. But I think that's what leads you into becoming a great generalist."
"The opportunity for varied and interesting medicine here in the NT is second to none, with presentations including tropical medicine and conditions not ever seen down South"