Apply to train in the NT

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How do I apply to the AGPT program?

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

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The AGPT program through RACGP and ACRRM in the Northern Territory supports trainee doctors as they complete their training at hospitals, urban practices and rural and remote clinics located across the region. You will have access to experienced and highly skilled medical educators and supervisors who are experts in their field and will provide the mentorship and guidance you need to succeed in your GP training.

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.

How to apply for the AGPT program

Step one: application and eligibility
Apply for a training place in the AGPT program at your preferred college’s website (ACRRM or RACGP) listing the Northern Territory as your preferred region. The ACRRM and/or RACGP will assess your eligibility for entry into the AGPT program.

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.

Where can you train in the NT

There is a diverse range of GP training opportunities across a large number of accredited training posts in the NT. PlacemeNT is the NT's website that shows you all placements available across the region. 

Visit PlacemeNT 

 

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Eligibility

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

Find the eligibility guides for each college linked below.

ACRRM RACGP 

Applicants on temporary visas are able to apply to the AGPT program in the Northern Territory region. Being on a temporary visa does not limit or restrict your applications during the process, however, training posts need to be aware of your residency status as they will participate in your sponsorship.

Please note: It is the applicant's/GP registrar’s responsibility to manage their ongoing visa requirements or the process you must follow to achieve permanent residency. The applicant/GP registrar is responsible to ensure they have the appropriate visa and working rights in place at all times.

Application costs

For 2023 intake, the application fees are $725 for RACGP and $700 for ACRRM. Paying the application fees will not guarantee you a place in the program. Refer to each college’s application guides for when the payment is required.

 

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Inspired by her father’s work with Aboriginal people in Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, Dr Sandhli Sharma’s journey to becoming a GP started as a young child.
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