Each year NTGPE provides participating training posts with a Training Post Agreement. This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions applicable to your organisation as well as NTGPE. This is a requirement of the Commonwealth Government, NTGPE is obliged to provide all training posts accepting Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) funded doctor(s) with a Training Post Agreement.
Employment of GP registrars
NTGPE encourages training posts to seriously consider the professional relationship they have with any employed GP registrars. The arrangement is an employee-employer relationship and should be treated as such.
NTGPE expects GP registrars to develop a professional employer-employee relationship with the clinic owner or manager beginning with the employment interview.
Clinics must adhere to the national minimum terms and conditions for training (NTCER).
From February 2023 AGPT training will transition to a college-led training model. In line with this transition, the Department of Health has released the Nationally Consistent Payment Framework (NCPF). The NCPF includes a payment schedule for supervisor teaching and practice payments from 2023.1 onwards and is available here.
Current payment arrangements
The information below outlines current practice subsidy and teaching allowances that are valid until the end of the 2022.2 term.
Rates are based on the level of the GP registrar. Please see below table:
|GPT1/CGT1||GPT2/CGT2||GPT3/CGT3||ESP (community-based)||Ext. Assessment||Ext. Fellowship||AST/ARST||H/CCT|
|Practice Subsidy||$520 p/week + GST||$260 p/week + GST||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Teaching Allowance||$130 p/week + GST (x3 hours p/week)||$130 p/week + GST (x2 hours p/week)||$130 p/week + GST (x1 hour p/week)||Nil||$130 p/week + GST (x1 hour p/week)||Nil||Nil||Nil**|
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Payments made to the training posts:
The practice subsidy is the payment to the training posts as an incentive for taking on GP registrars, while the teaching allowance is the payment for supervisors for providing the teaching and supervision.
GP supervisor feedback is requested at weeks 6, 13 and at the end of the training term, except for ARST/AST* and ESP supervisors where the feedback is only requested at week 6 and at the end of the term.
Where applicable, both payments will be made together, directly to the training post, at the end of each term.
*ARST and AST placements do not attract a teaching allowance.
For more information relating to practice payments and teaching allowance please refer to schedule 2 of your training post agreement.
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Practice Support for GP/CGT1 term GP registrars training post orientation
The initial orientation can make or break the experience of starting in general practice for a GP registrar and NTGPE is aware of the level of work that is required to orientate GPT/PRRT1 GP registrars in those first few weeks. To show our support to training posts who take on this considerable task NTGPE has developed a support package to assist training posts to be able to provide the time for the supervisor, clinic staff and GP registrars to engage in a more comprehensive orientation.
This initiative was developed after receiving feedback from GP registrars, supervisors and training posts.
Training posts will be eligible for an additional payment of $1,560 per FTE GPT/PRRT1 for the 2-week period after the NTGPE orientation. To be eligible the training post is required to provide the following over the two-week period:
- 2-day orientation to the training post (this does not need to be 2 full consecutive days);
- GP registrar observing GP supervisor (3 sessions over two-week period); and
- GP supervisor observing GP registrar (3 sessions over two-week period)
Note: Observation by GP registrar does not always need to be with the primary supervisor and the observations do not need to be consecutive but should be completed within the 2-week period.
The GP registrar will be required to complete a log detailing what they have completed during the period (e.g. cases observed, what was covered in orientation), this will be signed by both the GP registrar and the GP supervisor and payment will be made upon submission of the log and invoice by the training post to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The payment is available to community training posts (excludes hospital and Australian Defence Force facility posts) with GP term registrars only and excludes Hospital, ESP, AST and ARST term registrar placements.
For part time GP registrars, the payment will be paid on a pro rata basis. Where a registrar is training in two concurrent training posts the payment will be paid pro-rata for the fraction of FTE employed at each post unless the training posts agree in writing to another arrangement (e.g. one post provides all the above activities) and notify NTGPE.
Training posts do not have to avail themselves of this package however if you wish to do so please discuss with your supervisors and registrars, and develop a plan to cover off the above requirements. The GP registrar is required to maintain and complete a log for the orientation period, an example of which is attached but you can develop your own, the log is then signed by the supervisor and registrar and submitted to NTGPE along with your invoice.
NTGPE’s Registrar Liaison Officers (RLOs) have also developed an orientation checklist (one for mainstream and one for remote clinics) that is provided to the GP registrars at our orientation to give them some guidance as to what they should be looking to find out during their orientation at their training post, it is by no means a required checklist as we are aware many clinics already have their own well developed processes. The checklists are available at these links Mainstream orientation clinic checklist – Rural and Remote clinic orientation checklist. We have also developed an example template log for your use, or you can use your own.