Important changes to Modified Monash Model (MMM)

The Modified Monash Model (MMM) classification has been updated

The Modified Monash Model (MMM) classification has been updated to use the 2016 Census data, creating version MMM 2019. The previous version is MMM 2015. The two versions are now available on the DoctorConnect website.

The AGPT program will move to using the MMM 2019 classification from the start of the 2020 training year with arrangements as detailed below to allow for transition.

Adoption of the MMM 2019 system by the AGPT program directly impacts two current training practices, Beachside Medical Centre and Alkimos Medical Centre. As a result of this change, these practices will be unavailable to registrars training on the rural pathway.

To support the transition of registrars to appropriately classified rural practices, a six month exemption from the start of the 2020 training year will be applied for existing AGPT registrars and those currently undergoing selection process to ensure current placements / planned placements are not adversely affected.  This means:

  • existing registrars placed or currently planning a placement in Semester 1 2020 in an affected practice will not be impacted by the MMM changes;
  • all future placements (from Semester 2 2021) should be based on the MMM 2019 classification;
  • reduced administrative burden and impact on existing AGPT registrars, practices, GP Colleges and Regional Training Organisations and will allow sufficient notice to all stakeholders of mandatory changes effective from Semester 2 2021; and
  • all new AGPT registrars (i.e. not in the current selection process for AGPT) will be subject to the new MMM 2019 classification.

If you have questions regarding the MMM or the reclassification of areas please contact AGPTReporting@health.gov.au. If you have questions regarding the AGPT Program Policies please contact AGPTManagement@health.gov.au.