Apply to train in the NT

How do I apply to the AGPT program?


The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program is an Australian Government-funded vocational training program for doctors who want to specialise as general practitioners.

From February 1 2023, the AGPT Program will transition to the two general practice colleges - the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Visit their respective websites for more information from each College.

The AGPT program through RACGP and ACRRM in the Northern Territory supports trainee doctors as they complete their training at hospitals, urban practices and rural and remote clinics located across the region. You will have access to experienced and highly skilled medical educators and supervisors who are experts in their field and will provide the mentorship and guidance you need to succeed in your GP training.

By training in the NT, your opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others is magnified through the broad scope of training experiences in rural and remote health delivery, Indigenous health, tropical medicine and mainstream medicine.

Find out more about the AGPT program

 Where can you train in the NT?

There is a diverse range of GP training opportunities across a large number of accredited training posts in the NT. PlacemeNT is the NT's website that shows you all placements available across the region.

Visit PlacemeNT 

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