AGPT Program GP Workforce Planning and Prioritisation

Closed 17 Nov 2021

Opened 3 Nov 2021


General Practitioners (GPs) are central to health care in the Australian community.

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program trains doctors to become GPs. It provides full-time, on-the-job training for Australian and overseas-trained doctors who want to specialise in general practice. The Australian Government funds the AGPT Program.

The program offers 1,500 training places in cities and regional, rural and remote areas of Australia each year.

Doctors in the AGPT Program train towards achieving either a:

  • Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) 
  • FRACGP and Fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice.

Responsibility for GP training programs are transitioning to the two GP colleges (the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine). 

The AGPT Program General Practice Workforce Planning and Prioritisation grant will help the Department to set AGPT Program distribution targets  to meet current and future community needs.


Why your views matter

The Department will undertake a grant opportunity for the delivery of this activity.

Your feedback, experience and knowledge is valued and will contribute to the development of this work.

What happens next

The feedback provided in this consultation will help us to refine and improve the activity before the release of the grant opportunity. 


  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • Contracted Service Providers


  • Policy Development