The WARG application process


Applications open

Applications for the rural generalist program are submitted through the ACRRM and/or RACGP website.

If you’re an Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) applicant, you’ll be required to submit a statement addressing ACRRM’s selection criteria. These criteria can also be found on the college website.

If you’re an Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) applicant, when applying, in Section D: Special Provisions, make sure you specify that you identify as member of the WA Rural Generalist Program (WARG).


Applications close

If you’re an ACRRM applicant, you must submit your statement addressing the selection criteria prior to this date.


Eligibility assessment

The Department of Health assess applications for eligibility. In order to be eligible for the program, you must have:

  • General registration or be eligible to be granted it by the time you are due to commence training the following year.
  • Australian/New Zealand citizenship/permanent residency or be granted your permanent residency by the close of applications.

Eligible applications are handed to ACRRM and/or RACGP from the Department of Health.


Candidate Assessment and Applied Knowledge Test (CAAKT) exam

As an RACGP applicant, you will sit the CAAKT exam, which is a multiple-choice test comprising of medical knowledge based and situational judgement questions.


Multi Mini Interviews (MMI)

Eligible applications are handed to your regional training organisaiton, WA General Practice Education and Training, for your MMI interview. You’ll be able to choose a date and time for your interview.


Letter of Offer

Applicants are offered training places by way of an emailed Letter of offer, Acceptance of Offer form, Registrar Declaration and Training Plan. Unsuccessful applicants are also notified.



Letter of Offer, completed Acceptance of Offer, Registrar Declaration and Training Plans returned by applicants. You’re now ready to start training to be a rural generalist!