Is PEP a 3GA program?

Is PEP a 3GA program?

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Is PEP a 3GA program?   


The Short Answer 

Yes- The Department of Health have confirmed in writing and the RACGP have updated their PEP FAQ’s to include information that PEP will be a 3GA program, and that registrars on this program will have access to the full Medicare rates (A1 or “VR GP Rates”).  


What is the eligibility criteria?  

The eligibility criteria appear to consist of:  

  • Current Australian medical registration 
  • A job or offer of a job delivering general practice services 
  • A valid GPE assessment, with one year of assessed Australian general practice experience. 


When approving application, the following points will be taken into consideration:  

  • MM status 
  • clinical experience  
  • recency of practice.  
  • self-identified need, based on personal or professional circumstances.  


At this stage, there does not appear to be any further criteria however we are investigating this for you!   


Can I Apply Now? 

No- The pilot applications have closed and won’t reopen until next year.   


What About The Other Programs? 

There are no changes at this stage to the other programs. PEP FAQs confirm that PEP cannot be used in conjunction with AGPT or RVTS however it can be used with RLRP. We’re waiting on confirmation for AMDS, SAPP & ACRRM Independent Pathway.  


How Can We Help? 

Our team help General Practitioners both with finding jobs and helping with the full applications process including finding the best pathway to fellowship for you and your life goals. If we can help, please contact us at [email protected].   



People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions. 



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