GP registrar placements

Balancing availability, accreditation and expectation

It is important for training posts to understand that becoming accredited does not guarantee they will receive a GP registrar.

As you can imagine, placing GP registrars within training posts in accordance with the accreditation and training requirements from the colleges is a balancing act.

NTGPE works with a wide variety of training posts to find the manageable number of GP registrars for each post. Team supervision and remote supervision arrangements are available and can be negotiated. Please contact the accreditation team if you have queries about this at

GP registrar placements are usually for 26 weeks, although on occasion may be extended to 27 weeks:

  • Term 1: 31 January 2022 – 7 August 2022
  • Term 2: 8 August 2022 – 05 February 2023

The GP registrar placement process starts in August each year for the following training year. For example, August 2022 will be processing placements for 2023 training terms one and two.

Training posts will be invited to an information session each year before the opening of the placement process, as well as a review meeting after the process has finished to make sure training posts and supervisors are consulted and included in the process.