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General Practice

General Practice

General Practice

Your Pathway into General Practice training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years full-time (RACGP); 4 years full-time (ACRRM)


  • 12 months (full-time) hospital rotations minimum
  • 18 months (full-time) in an accredited general practice training post under an accredited supervisor
  • Maximum 6 months (full-time) approved extended skills training

*Optional fourth year of training in advanced rural skills training

*Training must be undertaken in at least two different general practices


  • 12 months (full-time) of hospital rotations
  • 24 months (full-time) of accredited GP training across hospital and emergency (6 months), community primary care (6 months), and rural and remote (12 months)
  • 12 months (full-time) of Advanced Skills Training

How To Apply

You have a choice of two College training pathways. You may choose to train with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or you may choose to train with both colleges. You may apply for Australian General Practice Training through these colleges anytime from PGY1.

To explore more about General Practice training in northern and regional Queensland, visit James Cook University (JCU) General Practice and Rural Medicine.  JCU is Australia's leading university in training and graduating doctors who go on to primary care careers in regional, rural and remote communities. JCU's 'end-to-end' regional training pathway begins in medical school and continues through junior doctor years and on to General Practitioner (GP) fellowship training through JCU's collaborative partnerships with Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website aims to assist medical students and doctors in training with medical career planning. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is current and accurate, all details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College.

NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

Cairns region
(07) 4226 8187

Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
(07) 4885 7122

North West region
(07) 4764 1547

Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424