How long does the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program take?

The AGPT program takes between three and four years full-time to complete. This may be reduced with recognition of prior learning (RPL). It may also be completed on a part-time basis. The AGPT program enables you to complete a GP fellowship, and the duration of training depends on which one you pursue.

The standard Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) takes three years to complete.

If you choose the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP) from RACGP, you complete the FRACGP with specific rural requirements and a fourth year of training that incorporates the Advanced Rural Skills Training term in a rural or remote location. The total length of training for an FRACGP and FARGP is four years.

If you choose the Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM), you will need to complete four years of training, including a year of Advanced Specialised Training.

You are entitled to take leave from the AGPT program as per the AGPT Programme Leave Policy.

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