About AGPT

Training in the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is the most common way to become a GP. The AGPT program is an Australian Government funded initiative, administered by the Department of Health, that provides training for registrars towards fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and/or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

AGPT is a three to four-year program delivered through Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) across Australia. GP Synergy delivers the program, and accredits training practices, across the three NSW/ACT training regions – Western NSW, North Eastern NSW and Lower Eastern NSW. For more information see Regions and subregions.

GP Synergy accredits hospital posts, general practices and other medical facilities for the delivery of GP training, on behalf of ACRRM and RACGP.

GP Synergy facilitates registrars applying to accredited practices to undertake training.

Standards for training, and registrar training curricula, are set by ACRRM and RACGP. Training facilities, supervisors and RTOs are required to meet the training standards.

Registrars training with GP Synergy participate in a comprehensive education program that addresses the ACRRM and RACGP curricula, identified national health priority areas, as well as regionally specific program elements determined by our regional medical education teams.