Regional Training Organisations (RTO)

What is an RTO?

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

Each of the nine RTOs occupies one or more training regions throughout Australia. map of the training regions can be seen here.

To be accepted into the AGPT program you will apply through a medical college (ACRRM or RACGP), NOT an RTO.

This will be the college through which you will obtain your GP Fellowship. You must nominate either the rural pathway (training in rural or remote areas) or the general pathway (training in inner or outer metropolitan areas).

You will also nominate up to four training regions within a Regional Training Organisation (RTO). Your nominated RTO delivers your GP training. You can only choose a training region, not a specific location, and you will stay in that region for the duration of your training.

Applicants are shortlisted to their highest available training region preference. RTOs will advise applicants if they have received an offer.

  • Applicants nominate their preferred training region/s; however they aren’t typically able to choose a specific location within that training region to undertake their training.
  • Applicants are encouraged to choose up to four training region preferences.
  • Applicants should choose training region/s they wish to train in, for the duration of their AGPT training.
  • Applicants are only able to accept training place offers in one training region.
  • An applicant’s eligibility will be assessed for the AGPT Program’s 2020 intake by the Department of Health.

It is recommended that applicants read the 2020 AGPT Eligibility Guidelines for detailed
information on eligibility.


The current RTOs and regions are below.

For more information, visit:

How to become a GP in Australia. There are multiple pathways into general practice in Australia, learn more.

The AGPT program is delivered through ACRRM and RACGP, learn the difference between the Fellowships here.