GP registrar placements

Balancing availability, accrediation 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:

  • Term 1: 3 February 2020 – 2 August 2020
  • Term 2: 3 August 2020 – 31 January 2021

The GP registrar placement process starts in May/June each year for the following training year. For example May 2020 will be processing placements for 2021 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.