Medical Board of Australia

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Medical Board of Australia

FAQ and Fact Sheets

The Board publishes FAQ and fact sheets on a range of issues to help the public and medical practitioners understand the Board’s role and requirements.


Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: English language skills registration standard Web page 30 June 2015
FAQ: General registration continuing professional development PDF (404KB)  Web page October 2014
FAQ: Specialist registration continuing professional development PDF (448KB) Web page November 2014
FAQ: Recency of practice PDF (161KB) Word version 
2 February 2016
FAQ: Registration standard for limited registration for area of need   Webpage  24 May 2016 
Renewal FAQ for medical practitioners PDF (354KB) Web page March 2014
Renewal FAQ for employers PDF (269KB) Web page March 2014
FAQ: Non-practising registration PDF (297KB) Web page 29 July 2013
FAQ: Changes to the Competent Authority Pathway PDF (79.8KB) Word version
30 June 2014
FAQ: Eligibility and applications for provisional registration via the Competent Authority Pathway PDF (89.1KB) Word version
1 October 2015
FAQ: Changes to the Specialist Pathway PDF (64.6KB) Word version
30 June 2014
FAQ: Specialist Pathway PDF (87.3KB) Word version
(663 KB,DOCX)
1 October 2015
FAQ: International Medical Graduates supervision   Web page 2 December 2015
FAQs: Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures   Web page 9 May 2016 
FAQ: Implementation of common codes and guidelines in March 2014 Word version 
March 2014
FAQ: Advertising guidelines   Word version 
20 May 2014

Fact sheets

Registration matters

Document name PDF Accessble format Document date
Statement - Medical registration - What does it mean? Who should be registered? PDF (1018KB)   14 March 2012
Statement - Eligibility for specialist registration PDF (209KB)   13 April 2012
Fact sheet - General registration (teaching and/or assessing) PDF (245KB)   22 July 2011
Information sheet - How IMGs can demonstrate satisfactory progress towards gaining general or specialist registration PDF (361KB) Word version
1 July 2014
Guidance on clinical observerships PDF (220KB) Word version
4 December 2013
Fact sheet - Australian and New Zealand medical graduates completing internships in New Zealand - November 2014

This fact sheet supports the Board's registration standard for Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training.
PDF (243KB) Word version
7 November 2014

Re-entry to practice

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Fact sheet - Returning to practice

New version effective from 1 October 2016
For more information, read the news item.
PDF (213KB)   13 April 2011 to 30 September 2016
Template - Plan for professional development and re-entry to practice   Word version 
(126 KB,DOC)
2 February 2016

Other fact sheets

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Fact sheet - Acupuncture PDF (285KB) Word version
1 May 2014
Information sheet - Inter-jurisdictional technology based patient consultations PDF (194KB) Web page 15 August 2013
Information sheet - Doctor of osteopathic medicine (USA)  PDF (199KB) Word version
(84.5 KB,DOC)
14 May 2013
Fact sheet - AHPRA advertising   Web page 13 March 2013

FAQ on transition to new codes and guidelines - March 2014

Document  Description  File  Document date 
FAQ on advertising guidelines FAQ on the Advertising guidelines that came into effect on 17 March 2014. Word version 
(120 KB,DOCX) 
20 May 2014
Page reviewed 24/05/2016