Higher Education Research


AGPT Registrar Satisfaction Survey November 2015

Publication Date



Medical practitioners, Surveys


The Department of Health and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) are very grateful to the regional training providers and registrars who contributed to the 2015 AGPT RSS.


The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Registrar Satisfaction Survey (RSS) is used for ensuring continuous improvement in the training of doctors in the AGPT program. It was developed to gauge the level of registrar satisfaction with the quality of their training, with training providers, and with career progression.

The survey has been undertaken for more than a decade, overseen by General Practice Education and Training Ltd (GPET) up until 2014. In 2015, responsibility for the survey along with the AGPT program moved to the Department of Health.

In 2013 and 2014 significant changes and improvements to the questionnaire, the administration and the reporting of the survey were implemented by the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with GPET, the AGPT RSS Working Group which included representatives from training providers through the Association of Chief Executives (ACE) group, the Australian Medical Council (AMC), and the Australian Medical Association’s Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) as well as input from the two GP Colleges (ACRRM and RACGP). In 2015, the AGPT RSS drew on the changes implemented in previous years and was administered with minor refinement.

In July and August 2015, ACER administered the AGPT RSS to registrars enrolled with the 17 regional training providers (RTPs) across Australia. The survey asked registrars to reflect on their experience in Semester One, 2015. A total of 1234 registrars responded to the survey, representing a response rate of 37.0 per cent. Across RTPs the response rates ranged from 25.3 to 51.5 per cent. The national response rate was sufficient to yield reliable results, with most of the Key Performance Indicators described below offering accuracy (at the 95 per cent confidence level) of within one and two percentage points of the reported averages.

Place of Publication

Woden, ACT