General Practice

    Entry Requirements

    Total Training Time

    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 for a specialist training position in General Practice

    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.

    The Regional Training Organisation for General Practice in north-western Queensland is James Cook University

    Get your guide to help map your General Practice training pathway in northern Queensland:


    Find out more about Queensland-specific workforce demographics and specialty information.

    If you would like to get more information on training in General Practice, please contact us.

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