Base rates of pay

GP registrar base rates of pay

2019/20 base rates of pay

All GP registrars receiving the base rate should check to ensure their rates are in line with the NTCER. You can do this by checking your payslip or by asking your practice manager.

Please note: the base rates of pay increase from the commencement of the second training term in 2019. Read our factsheet about the change (pdf) to ensure you are receiving the increased rate. General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) has informed all their members of the increase and have advised them to backpay GP registrars who did not receive an increase to their base rate. 

 

GPT1/PRRT1

  • NEW base rate: $76,533.48 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation
    ($1,471.80/38 hr week), ($38.73/hour)
    For a full-time GP registrar, this is an increase of $1,205.25 per year from the 2018/19 rates.

 

GPT2/PRRT2

  • NEW base rate: $92,013.42 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation
    ($1,769.49/38 hr week), ($46.57/hour)
    For a full-time GP registrar, this is an increase of $1,449.03 per year from the 2018/19 rates.

 

GPT3 & 4/PRRT3 & 4

  • NEW base rate: $98,272.02 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation
    ($1,889.85/38 hr week), ($49.73/hour)
    For a full-time GP registrar, this is an increase of $1,547.59 per year from the 2018/19 rates.

 

FAQs

How are base rate increases determined?
According to NTCER clause 11.1, the prescribed base rates of pay are reviewed at the beginning of each financial year and adjusted in line with the most recent indexation of the MBS, level 23 consultation item. The new base rates of pay become applicable in the training term immediately following the MBS increase.

As the MBS increase of 1.6 per cent for all GP item numbers from 1 July, 2019 has been announced, the base rate of pay is applicable to all training terms commencing after 1 July 2019 (ie. training term 2 of 2019 and beyond).

When do the new rates apply?
The new rates are applicable from the commencement of Term 2, 2019. These dates are different for every Regional Training Organisation (RTO). The dates are as follows:

  • WAGPET: 15 July 2019
  • GPTQ: 22 July 2019
  • GMT: 22 July 2019
  • GPTT: 29 July 2019
  • NTGPE: 5 August 2019
  • GP Synergy: 5 August 2019
  • GPEx: 5 August 2019
  • MCCC GPT: 5 August 2019
  • EVGPT: 5 August 2019

What happens if my rate hasn’t been increased?
If your base rate has not increased after starting Term 2, 2019, you should talk to your practice manager or supervisor about increasing your base rate and any back payments. General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) has informed all their members of the increase and have advised them to backpay GP registrars who did not receive an increase to their base rate.

What happens if I have negotiated my base rate above the NTCER minimum? Will I still receive an increase?
If you have negotiated above the NTCER minimum for your fortnightly base rate, you may not receive an increase to your pay, however, this depends on what exactly is written into your employment agreement. Read through your employment agreement carefully to make sure. When it comes to negotiating your employment agreement for the next training term, keep in mind this increase to the base rates of pay and adjust your asking figure accordingly.

Why has base rate of pay increased now?
According to NTCER clause 11.1, the new base rates of pay “will become applicable in the training term immediately following the MBS increase”. As the MBS increase came into effect 1 July 2019, the base rate of pay is applicable to all training terms commencing after 1 July 2019 (ie. training term 2 of 2019 and beyond).

Do part-time GP registrars get an increase?
If you are a part-time GP registrar receiving the base rate of pay, you will receive an increase. Check the hourly rates above to calculate your increase.