Regional Training Organisations (RTOs)

The GP training program is delivered by a national network of Regional Training Organisations (RTOs). The Department of Health contracts nine RTOs to deliver the AGPT Program.

What area do Regional Training Organisations (RTOs) cover?

Each of the nine RTOs occupies one or more training regions throughout Australia. There are 11 training regions and nine RTOs in Australia as displayed on the map adjacent.

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What is the difference between an RTO and a GP College?

An RTO delivers your GP training — they are your education providers.
Your GP College (ACRRM and/or RACGP) accredits the RTOs against their standards, and will provide ongoing professional development once you Fellow.

 

Do RTOs only cover AGPT GP Registrars?

Yes. If you are under another College program (for example, ACRRM’s Independent Pathway or RACGP’s PEP pathway), your College (ACRRM or RACGP) will deliver your training, NOT an RTO.

 

Do I apply for the AGPT program through my RTO?

You DO NOT apply for the AGPT program through the RTO; you apply through your chosen medical college (ACRRM or RACGP). During the application process, you will nominate up to four training regions within an RTO.

Can I choose to train in a specific location?

You can only choose a training region (i.e. North Eastern NSW), not a specific location (i.e. Coramba, Coffs Harbour), and you will stay in that region for the duration of your training. Applicants are shortlisted to their highest available training region preference. Applicants are only able to accept training place offers in one training region.

 

Do I have to stay in my training region for the duration of my training?

Applicants should choose the training region/s they wish to train in for the duration of their AGPT training. Transfers between training regions and RTOs are available, but these are mostly due to unforeseen and extra-ordinary circumstances (for example, you are an ADF GP Registrar and you have been relocated by the ADF). The rule of thumb is this: plan to stay within your training region for the duration of your AGPT training.

 

How are the RTOs different from each other?

There are differences in the details for how each RTO delivers your training and what experiences they can offer you during your training. For example, some RTOs will have frequent, smaller educational sessions throughout the year, while others may have one or two multi-day education conferences. Likewise, due to the location of their training region/s, some RTOs may be able to offer you a more comprehensive experience in a specific sub-specialty skill of interest (i.e. remote medicine).

For more information, visit the Department of Health’s website.

1/32 Billabong St,
Stafford Qld 4053

07 3552 8100
gptq.qld.edu.au

Contact
rlo@gptq.qld.edu.au

  • Andrea Lemprecht (Central & Sth Qld)
  • Kim Thanh Huynh (Rural)

Building 39, Level 1,
James Cook University,
Townsville Qld 4811

07 4781 3262
jcugp.edu.au

Contact
jcuGP.rlo@jcu.edu.au

  • David Mildenhall
  • Stephen Johnston
  • Genevieve Aisthorpe
  • Kate Durack
  • Alex Oo

PO Box 3398,
Liverpool Westfield NSW 2170

1300477963
gpsynergy.com.au

Contact

PO Box 5010,
Warrnambool Vic 3280

1300 6222 47
www.mccc.com.au

Contact:
rlo@mccc.com.au

HAWTHORN
15 Cato Street, Hawthorn,
Victoria 3122
1300 851 753


CHURCHILL
Suite B2, 50 Northways Road
Churchill, VIC, 3842
5132 3100 or
1300 851 753

evgptraining.com.au

Metropolitan EVGPT Contact
rlo@evgptraining.com.au

  • Alyisha Tan
  • Aaron Rhodes
  • Michelle Kah

Rural EVGPT Contact
rlo.rural@evgptraining.com.au

  • Susan Wang

Level 3, RACT House,
179 Murray Street Hobart, Tasmania 7000

(03) 6215 5000
gptt.com.au

Contact
rlotas@gptt.com.au

  • Aaron Hawkins
    North West
  • James Robinson
    Rural South
  • Sharon Fitzpatrick
    North Eastern

132 Greenhill Road
Unley SA 5061

1300 473 972
gpex.com.au

Contact
RLO@gpex.com.au

  • Wissam (Sam) Ghamrawi (Rural)
  • Natasha Nottingham (urban)

Yellow Precinct,
Building 1, Level 3
Charles Darwin University,
Ellengowan Drive,
Casuarina NT 0810

(08) 8946 7079
ntgpe.org

Contact
rlo@ntgpe.org

  • Oliver Hughes
    Rural
  • Ellie Woodward

Level 2, Suite 12,
16 Brodie-Hall Drive,
Bentley WA 6102

(08) 9473 8200
wagpet.com.au

Contact
enquiries@gpra.org.au

  • Registrar Advisory Group Chair— Erin O’Donnell-Taylor
  • Mid East — Manidipa Das
  • North West — (vacant)
  • Perth North — Rosalind Forward
  • Perth North East — Samuel Ognenis
  • Perth South — Hannah Goodchild
  • Perth South East – Anastasia Isakova
  • South West — Maulik Patel
  • Rural Generalist – Anthony Rengel

PO Box 37
Albury NSW 2640

1800 497 196
rvts.org.au

Contact
rlo@rvts.org.au

  • Mubashar Sherazi
  • Leigh-Anne Bingham (FACRRM)
  • Andre Sannazzaro