Medical Board of Australia
Medical Board of Australia
 

Registration Standards

Registration standards set out the requirements that applicants, registrants or students need to meet in order to be registered. The Medical Board of Australia has developed the following registration standards:    

Mandatory registration standards

With the exception of registered students and non-practising registrants, the following standards apply to all applicants for registration and registered medical practitioners. 

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Registration standard: Continuing professional development

For more information, read the news item.
PDF 
(247KB)
Word version 
(56.3KB,DOCX)
1 October 2016
Criminal History Registration Standard PDF 
(249KB)
Word version
(574KB,DOCX)
1 July 2015
English Language Skills Registration Standard

Additional information about this standard is available on the AHPRA website.
PDF 
(216KB)
Word version
(72.6KB,DOCX)
1 July 2015
Registration standard: Recency of practice

For more information, read the news item.
PDF 
(210KB)
Word version  
(365KB,DOCX)
1 October 2016
Registration standard: Professional indemnity insurance arrangements

Medical indemnity insurers must meet the minimum product standards that apply to all medical indemnity insurers as defined in the Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Act 2003 (Cth).

Medical indemnity insurers include:
  • Avant 
  • Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (distributed by Tego Insurance)
  • Guild Insurance Limited 
  • MDA National 
  • Medical Indemnity Protection Society Limited (MIPS) 
  • Medical Insurance Group (MIGA) 
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority website contains a register of general insurers.

For more information, please refer to the related news item.
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(283KB)
Word version 
(81.9KB,DOCX)
1 January 2016

Limited registration

Standards that apply to international medical graduates (IMGs) who do not qualify for general or specialist registration are below.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect

Limited registration for area of need Registration Standard

New version effective from 1 July 2016
For more information read the news item.

PDF (125KB) Word version 
(85.5 KB,DOCX)
1 July 2016
Limited Registration for Postgraduate Training or Supervised Practice Registration Standard

New version effective from 1 July 2016
For more information read the news item.

Guidance - Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice - Exemption to the requirement for a medical internship or comparable

PDF (132KB)





PDF (191KB)
Word version 
(88.6 KB,DOCX)




Word version (792KB,DOC)
1 July 2016




1 July 2016
Limited Registration for Teaching or Research Registration Standard

New version effective from 1 July 2016
For more information read the news item.

PDF (105KB) Word version 
(82.9 KB,DOCX)
1 July 2016
Limited Registration in Public Interest Registration Standard

New version effective from 1 July 2016
For more information read the news item.

PDF (104KB) Word version  
(83.1 KB,DOCX)
1 July 2016

General registration

Document name PDF Document date
Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training.

PDF (83.1KB) 1 January 2014
Granting General Registration to Medical practitioners in the Standard Pathway Who Hold an AMC Certificate PDF (257KB) 22 March 2011

Specialist registration

The Ministerial Council has approved a list of specialties, fields of specialty practice and specialist titles. The list of specialties, fields of specialty practice and related specialist titles is available below.

Document name PDF Word version Document date
Registration Standard for Specialist Registration PDF 
(319KB) 
  10 June 2011
List of specialties, fields and related titles PDF 
(426KB)
Word version
(229KB,DOCX)
22 July 2013

Endorsement of registration for acupuncture

Document name PDF Document date
Registration standard: Endorsement of registration for acupuncture for registered medical practitioners PDF (76.4KB) 10 December 2012

FAQ and fact sheets

Some additional information has been developed to help medical practitioners in meeting the relevant registration standards.

Limited registration

Recency of practice

Retired versions

Document name PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Recency of Practice Registration Standard PDF (218KB) To 30 September 2016
Retired version: Continuing Professional Development Registration Standard PDF (322KB) To 30 September 2016
Retired version: Limited registration for area of need Registration Standard PDF (434KB)  To 30 June 2016
Retired version: Limited Registration for Postgraduate Training or Supervised Practice Registration Standard  PDF (377KB)  To 30 June 2016
Retired version: Limited Registration for Teaching or Research Registration Standard PDF (259KB)  To 30 June 2016
Retired version: Limited Registration in Public Interest Registration Standard PDF (261KB)  To 30 June 2016
Retired version: Criminal History Registration Standard PDF (321KB) To 30 June 2015
Retired version: English Language Skills Registration Standard PDF (325KB) To 30 June 2015
Retired version: Professional Indemnity Insurance Registration Standard PDF (321KB) To 31 December 2015
 
 
 
Page reviewed 29/09/2016