The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program defines full-time participation in GP training as 38 hours per week. This includes all practice time, AGPT education and program activities.
The two medical colleges – the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) – have different criteria for part-time students.
- RACGP: The RACGP requires part-time students to undertake a minimum of 14.5 hours per week over at least 2 days, with a minimum of 10.5 hours of face-to-face, planned patient consultation time per week.
- ACRRM: ACRRM requires part-time students to work at least 19 hours per week.