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Prevocational General Practice Placements Program


PGPPP and the 2014-2015 Federal Budget

The Federal Budget released in May 2014 recommended the removal of funding for the PGPPP program from after the completion of term 5 this year. We would like to assure our current PGPPP participants that your PGPPP term will not be impacted by this decision and all 2014 PGPPP participants can complete the program under its current arrangements. 
We are pleased that you were able to experience this program and have had a taste of general practice training with NCGPT.  If you decide that a career as a GP is for you, we hope you will consider applying for our AGPT program in 2015. 
If you have any concerns regarding the Federal Budget or its impact upon your training, please do not hesitate to call us. We are here to help. 



NCGPT is delighted to be involvedwith the PGPPP (Prevocational General Practice Placements Program) which offers hospital-based junior doctors the opportunity to undertake supervised general practice placements as part of one of their hospital rotations. Junior doctors in their PGY1 to PGY3 years can now include a General Practice term through PGPPP.

The PGPPP aims to:

  • build junior doctor confidence, exposure and interest in working in outer metropolitan and regional areas through supervised general practice placements
  • increase understanding of the integration between primary and secondary health care by junior doctors
  • provide an experience that may encourage junior doctors to take up general practice as a career.

This is an excellent educational opportunity for junior doctors considering general practice or for those seeking to further their understanding of community primary care in preparation for a specialist career.

The PGPPP Term

Practices participating in this program are all teaching practices accredited by the RACGP. It is likely that there will be at least one GP Registrar working in the practice at the same time. Junior Doctors will consult patients independently, with access to onsite supervision from senior GPs. Education will be tailored specifically to your individual needs and delivered via in-practice teaching, hospital tutorials and GP Registrar training days. During the term, you will remain an employee of your hospital and continue to be paid and accrue leave entitlements in the usual way. 

Term Dates for 2014

Term 1: 10 weeks        3 February  -  13 April
Term 2: 11 weeks        14 April - 29 June 
Term 3: 10 weeks        30 June - 7 September
Term 4: 10 weeks        8 September - 16 November
Term 5: 13 weeks        17 November  - 1 February 2015 

View the NCGPT PGPPP Practices.


  Download the NCGPT PGPPP brochure.


Contact Jo Sayer, PGPPP Program Manager, for further details


What are you waiting for? Contact Jo to find out more