Fellowship Information

Program Structure

The AGPT program typically takes three to four years full-time to complete, depending on which fellowship pathway you select. RACGP requires three years full-time equivalent training and ACRRM requires four years full-time equivalent training. Registrars pursuing RACGP can also choose to undertake an optional fourth year in pursuit of a Rural Generalist qualification (FRACGP-RG). We strongly encourage RACGP registrars to enrol in the Rural Generalist Fellowship.

Full-time training on the AGPT program (1.0 FTE) consists of 38 hours per week of training, which includes practice time, administration and education.


Applicants to the AGPT program with RACGP elect to train on either the general or rural pathway. The pathway system ensures at least fifty per cent of training on the AGPT program is delivered in regional, rural and remote areas, to meet community needs.

The AGPT Program uses the Modified Monash Model classification system. The Modified Monash Model is a new classification system that better categorises metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas according to both geographical remoteness and town size. The system was developed to recognise the challenges in attracting health workers to more remote and smaller communities. It replaces the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA 2006) system.

Both general and rural pathways allow for training in MMM2-7, however those on the general pathway also have the option to train in MMM1 locations.

Did you know that 100% of training posts in northern and regional Queensland meet the rural pathway training requirements?

ACRRM Program

Applicants to the AGPT program with ACRRM train on the rural pathway. The training pathways do not affect the duration of training or where you can work once you have completed your training. Read more about the ACRRM training regions.

More Information

For more information about the MMM categories or to search a particular location’s classification, please visit Health Workforce Locator.

For more information on the AGPT training pathways or Section 19AB, please download the General Practice Training in Australia - The Guide.