The short answer is no. Anyone restricted by 19AA is required to join a 3GA program. However, there can be exemptions for certain programs location requirements.
If you are a Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen you will be restricted by 19AA and will be required to participate in a 3GA program. In some cases you will also be restricted by 19AB, which means you will also have to live and work in an DPA location.
Though you may be granted an exemption for your 19AB restriction, 19AA does not have any exemptions. AGPT is the only program that allows an exemption to their location requirements. This is a Spousal Exemption.
You are eligible for this exemption if your spouse is a medical practitioner not restricted by 19AB or has an ongoing 19AB exemption, or a skilled migrant who moved to Australia in the last 10 years who has been assessed by the relevant skilled body.
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