Navigating the RACGP PEP Process

A Comprehensive Guide for GPs relocating to Australia

Embarking on a career as a General Practitioner (GP) in Australia is a rewarding journey, but it requires a thorough understanding of the qualifications and processes involved.

This is where Transition Medical come in. We are experts in providing critical advices and assistance in processing GP’s applications to a successful outcome. We provide our help at no charge to you!

About the PEP Program

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) offers the Practice Experience Program (PEP) for international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking recognition as a GP in Australia. In this blog, we will delve into the RACGP PEP process, providing you with valuable insights into the steps, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead.

Understanding the RACGP PEP:

 The RACGP PEP is designed for Specialist GPs who hold a recognised medical degree and a comparable GP qualification.

The program aims to assess and develop the necessary skills and knowledge required for practice in the Australian healthcare system.

Key Steps in the PEP Process:

  • Comparability Assessment
  • Job Approval Check
  • Medicare Provider Number Application
  • Work Based Assessment
  • Awarded Fellowship

Which Documents Do You Need?

The RACGP process is a comprehensive process and best completed with Transition Medical’s guidance. Here are examples of what is required:

  • Medical degree, GP certificates, identity documents
  • Evidence of 50 hours CPD in the last 12 months
  • 10 Completed Clinical case studies
  • Letters of support from your recent GP practices

At first glance it may seem quite a lot of paperwork however we break this down for you and following our instructions, it will be completed with minimal inconvenience.

Transition Medical have completed over 40 RACGP successful PEP applications.

How Long does it Take?

The PEP program takes in total around 24 weeks. The medical registration and visa pathway to work in Australia will take approximately 9 months and we suggest getting in touch 12 months before you want to be in Australia.


The RACGP PEP process is a comprehensive and rigorous pathway for international medical graduates aspiring to become General Practitioners in Australia. While it presents its share of challenges, successful completion opens doors to a fulfilling career in General Practice in Australia.

Transition Medical will guide you through the application and make it as smooth as possible to allow you to focus on the excitement of your relocation journey.

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