The National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) is an agreement which outlines the employment terms and conditions for registrars, the NTCER acts as a contractual instrument for GP registrar salaries and employment conditions.

The current NTCER agreement applies from the start of the training year in 2017 and covers all GP registrars, including those in GPT1, GPT2, GPT3 and GPT4 (except those in community controlled health and ADF workplaces, and registrars on remediation). It supersedes the NTCER 2015/16 agreement.

The NTCER is negotiated every two years in its entirety (2016, 2018, 2020) by GPRA and General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA).


The NTCER outlines:

  • the minimum which GP registrars can be paid
  • their leave entitlements (annual leave, personal leave, study leave, etc)
  • hours of work (ordinary hours, on-call, overtime, etc)
  • and more.


Essential reading before you negotiate your employment:


When negotiating your contract, it is vital to remember:

General enquiries can be directed to your Registrar Liaison Officer or GPRA at enquiries@gpra.org.au or call 03 9629 8878.

Dr Kari Sims talks about what you need to know before signing your first contract as a GP registrar.

Have issues with your employment? Contact GPRA for confidential advice and support.