General Practice Education and Training Limited (GPET) manages three general practice training programs on behalf of the Australian Government.
- The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program, which provides vocational training for medical graduates wishing to specialise in general practice. The two endpoints of the AGPT program are the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) and the Fellowship of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). Detailed information regarding the Australian General Practice Training program is available in the 2014 AGPT Handbook (PDF 3.03 MB)
- The Prevocational General Practice Placements program (PGPPP), which provides junior doctors with a well-supported general practice experience in their intern and PGY2+ years. Further information on PGPPP can be found under ‘Prevocational Training’ on this website.
- The Overseas-Trained Doctor National Education and Training (OTDNET) program, which provides OTDs with access to education and training which supports the learning needs of the OTD towards gaining general medical registration and/or specialist (general practitioner) registration. OTDNET is funded by Health Workforce Australia. Further information on OTDNET can be found under ‘Overseas Trained Doctors’ on this website.
GPET contracts with 17 regional training providers (RTPs) throughout Australia to deliver these three programs in urban, regional and rural areas.
GPET provides funding support for, and works closely with, the General Practice Student Network (GPSN) and the General Practice Student Network (GPSN) and the Going Places Network (GPN) to promote general practice as a career to medical students and junior doctors.
GP training hospital information seminars
Junior doctors interested in applying for the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program are encouraged to attend hospital seminars held around Australia in the lead up to selection each year. These seminars provide information regarding the selection process for the Australian General Practice Training program; the opportunity to meet GPs and registrars; and inform you about the career and lifestyle benefits of an exciting, flexible and team-based medical speciality.
Click on the relevant link below to find out when the next hospital seminar will be held in your state
Get Promoting General Practice- AGPT and AMSA Video Competition
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program and Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) are teaming up to run a Video Competition to encourage Australian medical students to get creative and develop an exciting promotional video that highlights the benefits of choosing a career in general practice. So, Get Promoting General Practice and you could win $1500!
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The General Practice Students Network (GPSN) is a national student-run program fostering interest in general practice among medical students. GPSN has active clubs in all 20 university medical schools across Australia and runs networking events and skills workshops as well as providing students with information about the diversity a career in general practice can offer. To find out more and to join your local GPSN club visit http://www.gpsn.org.au/
Ever noticed how once you enter your hospital training, general practice tends to fall off the radar? You may work in acute care and other specialties, but you don’t get much exposure to general practice?
The Going Places Network is a junior doctor network that allows you to explore the world of general practice while you complete your hospital training.
By joining the network you will get access to general practice focused networking events and educational events, publications, online resources and loads more. To find out more visit the Going Places Network website – GP Australia, which
provides information about Going Places but also provides information about almost anything you would want to know about general practice.
The GP Australia website is aimed at junior doctors who are starting to think about vocational training, who might want to find out some more about general practice before making a decision. Once you've decided to become a GP visit the New Applicants page of this website to find out how to apply for the Australian General Practice Training program
To find out more view the following videos: