GP registrars must be an employee of the training facility for the duration of their placement and have a signed employee agreement that sets out the terms of that employment.

Capacity and Placements

The WAGPET AGPT program is based on the key principles of GP registrar training; an adult-learning model in which the majority of training occurs within the training facility and GP registrars apply self-directed learning.

GP supervisors and training facilities should approach the employment of a GP registrar as they would any prospective practice employee.

GP supervisors and practices should conduct a face-to-face interview, where possible, and request that GP registrars provide:

  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • evidence of any required professional certifications, e.g. CPR, Medical Board registration
  • professional referees (including past employers at current training facility), and
  • current training transcript/record.

GP registrars must be an employee of the training facility for the duration of their placement and have a signed employee agreement that sets out the terms of that employment.

GP registrars must maintain their own professional indemnity insurance cover throughout their training and should provide their training facility with a copy of this.

It is the training facility's responsibility to:

  • meet the terms outlined in the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars
  • ensure GP registrars employed at your facility do the same range of work and keep similar hours as the other GPs at your facility, including weekend work, and hospital and nursing home visits in accordance with the GP registrar's term-level.

General Practice Supervisors Australia also have some useful information available on their website to support GP supervisors and training facilities.

For further details, please refer to the Training Facility Handbook and the WAGPET Training Facility Policy Handbook

Capacity and placement process

As an accredited training facility, you are approved to take a specified number of full-time equivalent (FTE) registrars, based on your facilities and supervisor numbers.

The annual placement process enables registrars to secure training facility placements and training facilities to employ registrars for the following year.

WAGPET assists with this process by displaying training facility capacity on the Facility Finder.

Based on feedback, we are providing training facilities with two options this year to fill their capacity - manual matching or automated matching.

We are introducing manual matching this year to enable training facilities to employ registrars at their facility without submitting placement preferences as part of the automated matching process. If a training facility interviews a registrar and wishes to employ them at their facility, they need to let us know and we will confirm the match manually once we receive an email confirmation from the training facility and registrar.

National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER)
Training Facility Handbook
Training Facility Policy Handbook

Registrar orientation

Just as you would provide an orientation to any new employee at your practice, it is important to provide your GP registrar with a thorough orientation to the practice as well as the local area. This will greatly assist the GP registrar to settle in and become a valuable member of the team.

It is important that practice staff are aware of the training level of the new GP registrar and the level of support they will require during their placement. Reception staff may need to be reminded of the consultation limits of the new GP registrar. Staff can assist by ensuring the GP registrar is not over-booked, that teaching and study time is allocated, and that the GP supervisor is available to provide support.

Training Facilities

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